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Recognizing contributions in wikis: authorship categories, algorithms, and visualizations
Abstract Wikis are designed to support collaborativWikis are designed to support collaborative editing, without focusing on individual contribution, such that it is not straightforward to determine who contributed to a specific page. However, as wikis are increasingly adopted in settings such as business, government, and education, where editors are largely driven by career goals, there is a perceived need to modify wikis so that each editor's contributions are clearly presented. In this paper we introduce an approach for assessing the contributions of wiki editors along several authorship categories, as well as a variety of information glyphs for visualizing this information. We report on three types of analysis: (a) assessing the accuracy of the algorithms, (b) estimating the understandability of the visualizations, and (c) exploring wiki editors' perceptions regarding the extent to which such an approach is likely to change their behavior. Our findings demonstrate that our proposed automated techniques can estimate fairly accurately the quantity of editors' contributions across various authorship categories, and that the visualizations we introduced can clearly convey this information to users. Moreover, our user study suggests that such tools are likely to change wiki editors' behavior. We discuss both the potential benefits and risks associated with solutions for estimating and visualizing wiki contributions.mating and visualizing wiki contributions.
Added by wikilit team Added on initial load  +
Collected data time dimension Cross-sectional  +
Comments Wiki features
Conclusion Our findings demonstrate that our proposedOur findings demonstrate that our proposed automated techniques can estimate fairly accurately the quantity of editors' contributions across various authorship categories, and that the visualizations we introduced can clearly convey this information to users. Moreover, our user study suggests that such tools are likely to change wiki editors' behavior.e likely to change wiki editors' behavior.
Data source Experiment responses  + , Interview responses  + , Wikipedia pages  +
Doi 10.1002/asi.21326/abstract +
Google scholar url http://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22Recognizing%2Bcontributions%2Bin%2Bwikis%3A%2Bauthorship%2Bcategories%2C%2Balgorithms%2C%2Band%2Bvisualizations%22  +
Has author Ofer Arazy + , Eleni Stroulia + , Stan Ruecker + , Cristina Arias + , Carlos Fiorentino + , Veselin Ganev + , Timothy Yau +
Has domain Computer science + , Information science +
Has topic Reputation systems +
Issue 6  +
Month June  +
Pages 1166-1179  +
Peer reviewed Yes  +
Publication type Journal article  +
Published in Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology +
Research design Experiment  +
Research questions In this paper we introduce an approach forIn this paper we introduce an approach for assessing the contributions of wiki editors along several authorship categories, as well as a variety of information glyphs for visualizing this information. We report on three types of analysis: (a) assessing the accuracy of the algorithms, (b) estimating the understandability of the visualizations, and (c) exploring wiki editors' perceptions regarding the extent to which such an approach is likely to change their behavior.proach is likely to change their behavior.
Revid 10,923  +
Theories Undetermined
Theory type Design and action  +
Title Recognizing contributions in wikis: authorship categories, algorithms, and visualizations
Unit of analysis User  +
Url http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/asi.21326/abstract  +
Volume 61  +
Wikipedia coverage Sample data  +
Wikipedia data extraction Live Wikipedia  +
Wikipedia language English  +
Wikipedia page type Article  + , History  +
Year 2010  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 15 March 2012 20:30:02  +
Categories Reputation systems  + , Computer science  + , Information science  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 January 2014 20:30:52  +
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