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The gene wiki: community intelligence applied to human gene annotation
Abstract Annotating the function of all human genesAnnotating the function of all human genes is a critical, yet formidable, challenge. Current gene annotation efforts focus on centralized curation resources, but it is increasingly clear that this approach does not scale with the rapid growth of the biomedical literature. The Gene Wiki utilizes an alternative and complementary model based on the principle of community intelligence. Directly integrated within the online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, the goal of this effort is to build a gene-specific review article for every gene in the human genome, where each article is collaboratively written, continuously updated and community reviewed. Previously, we described the creation of Gene Wiki 'stubs' for approximately 9000 human genes. Here, we describe ongoing systematic improvements to these articles to increase their utility. Moreover, we retrospectively examine the community usage and improvement of the Gene Wiki, providing evidence of a critical mass of users and editors. Gene Wiki articles are freely accessible within the Wikipedia web site, and additional links and information are available at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Gene_Wiki.://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Gene_Wiki.
Added by wikilit team Added on initial load  +
Collected data time dimension Longitudinal  +
Comments the usage metrics presented above demonstrate that the Gene Wiki is relevant right now, certainly to the general public and also to a growing number of scientists.
Conclusion the usage metrics presented above demonstrate that the Gene Wiki is relevant right now, certainly to the general public and also to a growing number of scientists.
Data source Websites  + , Wikipedia pages  +
Google scholar url http://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22The%2Bgene%2Bwiki%3A%2Bcommunity%2Bintelligence%2Bapplied%2Bto%2Bhuman%2Bgene%2Bannotation%22  +
Has author Jon W. Huss + , Pierre Lindenbaum + , Michael Martone + , Donabel Roberts + , Angel Pizarro + , Faramarz Valafar + , John B. Hogenesch + , Andrew I. Su +
Has domain Information science + , Biology +
Has topic Scholarly contribution + , Knowledge source for scholars and librarians +
Month January  +
Pages D633-639  +
Peer reviewed Yes  +
Publication type Journal article  +
Published in Nucleic Acids Research +
Research design Statistical analysis  +
Research questions Previously, we described the creation of GPreviously, we described the creation of Gene Wiki ‘stubs’ for approximately 9000 human genes. Here, we describe ongoing systematic improvements to these articles to increase their utility. Moreover, we retrospectively examine the community usage and improvement of the Gene Wiki, providing evidence of a critical mass of users and editors.e of a critical mass of users and editors.
Revid 10,977  +
Theories Undetermined
Theory type Design and action  +
Title The gene wiki: community intelligence applied to human gene annotation
Unit of analysis Website  +
Url http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19755503  +
Volume 38  +
Wikipedia coverage Main topic  +
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 20:30:42  +
Categories Scholarly contribution  + , Knowledge source for scholars and librarians  + , Information science  + , Biology  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 January 2014 20:31:44  +
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