Comparing featured article groups and revision patterns correlations in Wikipedia

Giacomo Poderi

Abstract


Collaboratively written by thousands of people, Wikipedia produces entries which are consistent with criteria agreed by Wikipedians and of high quality. This article focuses on Wikipedia’s Featured Articles and shows that not every contribution can be considered as being of equal quality. Two groups of articles are analysed by focusing on the edits distribution and the main editors’ contribution. The research shows how these aspects of the revision patterns can change dependent upon the category to which the articles belong.

Keywords


revision patterns; collaborative writing; Featured Article; Wikipedia

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/fm.v14i5.2365



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