The gene wiki: community intelligence applied to human gene annotation

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The gene wiki: community intelligence applied to human gene annotation
Authors: Jon W. Huss, Pierre Lindenbaum, Michael Martone, Donabel Roberts, Angel Pizarro, Faramarz Valafar, John B. Hogenesch, Andrew I. Su [edit item]
Citation: Nucleic Acids Research 38 : D633-639. 2010 January.
Publication type: Journal article
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The gene wiki: community intelligence applied to human gene annotation is a publication by Jon W. Huss, Pierre Lindenbaum, Michael Martone, Donabel Roberts, Angel Pizarro, Faramarz Valafar, John B. Hogenesch, Andrew I. Su.


[edit] Abstract

Annotating 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.

[edit] Research questions

"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."

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Topics: Scholarly contribution, Knowledge source for scholars and librarians [edit item]
Domains: Information science, Biology [edit item]
Theory type: Design and action [edit item]
Wikipedia coverage: Main topic [edit item]
Theories: "Undetermined" [edit item]
Research design: Statistical analysis [edit item]
Data source: Websites, Wikipedia pages [edit item]
Collected data time dimension: Longitudinal [edit item]
Unit of analysis: Website [edit item]
Wikipedia data extraction: Live Wikipedia [edit item]
Wikipedia page type: Article, History [edit item]
Wikipedia language: English [edit item]

[edit] 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."

[edit] 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."


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AbstractAnnotating 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.
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Collected data time dimensionLongitudinal +
Commentsthe 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.
Conclusionthe 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 sourceWebsites + and Wikipedia pages +
Google scholar urlhttp://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22The%2Bgene%2Bwiki%3A%2Bcommunity%2Bintelligence%2Bapplied%2Bto%2Bhuman%2Bgene%2Bannotation%22 +
Has authorJon W. Huss +, Pierre Lindenbaum +, Michael Martone +, Donabel Roberts +, Angel Pizarro +, Faramarz Valafar +, John B. Hogenesch + and Andrew I. Su +
Has domainInformation science + and Biology +
Has topicScholarly contribution + and Knowledge source for scholars and librarians +
MonthJanuary +
PagesD633-639 +
Peer reviewedYes +
Publication typeJournal article +
Published inNucleic Acids Research +
Research designStatistical analysis +
Research questionsPreviously, 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.
Revid10,977 +
TheoriesUndetermined
Theory typeDesign and action +
TitleThe gene wiki: community intelligence applied to human gene annotation
Unit of analysisWebsite +
Urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19755503 +
Volume38 +
Wikipedia coverageMain topic +
Wikipedia data extractionLive Wikipedia +
Wikipedia languageEnglish +
Wikipedia page typeArticle + and History +
Year2010 +