A quantitative examination of the impact of featured articles in Wikipedia

Reinoso, Antonio J. and González-Barahona, Jesus M. and Muñoz-Mansilla, Rocio and Herraiz Tabernero, Israel (2011). A quantitative examination of the impact of featured articles in Wikipedia. In: "ICSOFT 2011 - International Conference on Software and Data Technologies", 18-21 July 2011, Seville, Spain.

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Title: A quantitative examination of the impact of featured articles in Wikipedia
Author/s:
  • Reinoso, Antonio J.
  • González-Barahona, Jesus M.
  • Muñoz-Mansilla, Rocio
  • Herraiz Tabernero, Israel
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Poster)
Event Title: ICSOFT 2011 - International Conference on Software and Data Technologies
Event Dates: 18-21 July 2011
Event Location: Seville, Spain
Title of Book: ICSOFT 2011 - International Conference on Software and Data Technologies
Date: 2011
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: wikipedia, log analysis, featured articles
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

This paper presents a quantitative examination of the impact of the presentation of featured articles as quality content in the main page of several Wikipedia editions. Moreover, the paper also presents the analysis performed to determine the number of visits received by the articles promoted to the featured status. We have analyzed the visits not only in the month when articles awarded the promotion or were included in the main page, but also in the previous and following ones. The main aim for this is to assess the attention attracted by the featured content and the different dynamics exhibited by each community of users in respect to the promotion process. The main results of this paper are twofold: it shows how to extract relevant information related to the use of Wikipedia, which is an emerging research topic, and it analyzes whether the featured articles mechanism achieve to attract more attention.

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Item ID: 7243
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/7243/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:7243
Official URL: http://www.icsoft.org
Deposited by: Israel Herraiz
Deposited on: 26 May 2011 10:03
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 16:25
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