Characterization of the Wikipedia Traffic

Reinoso, Antonio J. and Muñoz-Mansilla, Rocio and Herraiz Tabernero, Israel and Ortega, Felipe (2012). Characterization of the Wikipedia Traffic. In: "The Seventh International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services", 27/05/2012 - 01/06/2012, Stuttgart, Alemania. ISBN 978-1-61208-200-4.

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Title: Characterization of the Wikipedia Traffic
Author/s:
  • Reinoso, Antonio J.
  • Muñoz-Mansilla, Rocio
  • Herraiz Tabernero, Israel
  • Ortega, Felipe
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: The Seventh International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services
Event Dates: 27/05/2012 - 01/06/2012
Event Location: Stuttgart, Alemania
Title of Book: Proceedings of The Seventh International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services
Date: May 2012
ISBN: 978-1-61208-200-4
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Wikipedia; Traffic characterization
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Matemática e Informática Aplicadas a la Ingeniería Civil [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition

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Abstract

Since its inception, Wikipedia has grown to a solid and stable project and turned into a mass collaboration tool that allows the sharing and distribution of knowledge. The wiki approach that basis this initiative promotes the participation and collaboration of users. In addition to visits for browsing its contents, Wikipedia also receives the contributions of users to improve them. In the past, researchers paid attention to different aspects concerning authoring and quality of contents. However, little effort has been made to study the nature of the visits that Wikipedia receives. We conduct such an study using a sample of users' requests provided by the Wikimedia Foundation in the form of Squid log lines. Our sample contains more that 14,000 million requests from users all around the world and directed to all the projects maintained by the Wikimedia Foundation, including different editions of Wikipedia. This papers describes the work made to characterize the traffic directed to Wikipedia and consisting of the requests sent by its users. Our main aim is to obtain a detailed description of its composition in terms of the percentages corresponding to the different types of requests making part of it. The benefits from our work may range from the prediction of traffic peaks to the determination of the kind of resources most often requested, which can be useful for scalability considerations.

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Item ID: 11586
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/11586/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:11586
Official URL: http://www.thinkmind.org/index.php?view=article&articleid=iciw_2012_5_50_20194
Deposited by: Israel Herraiz
Deposited on: 11 Jul 2012 07:18
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 19:36
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