Authors
E.K. Borra
D. Laniado
E.J.T. Weltevrede
M. Mauri
G. Magni
T. Venturini
P. Ciuccarelli
R.A. Rogers
A. Kaltenbrunner
Date (dd-mm-yyyy)
2015
Title
A Platform for Visually Exploring the Development of Wikipedia Articles
Publication Year
2015
Document type
Paper
Faculty
Faculty of Humanities (FGw)
Institute
Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA)
Abstract
When looking for information on Wikipedia, Internet users
generally just read the latest version of an article. However,
in its back-end there is much more: associated to each article
are the edit history and talk pages, which together entail its
full evolution. These spaces can typically reach thousands of
contributions, and it is not trivial to make sense of them by
manual inspection. This issue also affects Wikipedians, especially
the less experienced ones, and constitutes a barrier for
new editor engagement and retention. To address these limitations,
Contropedia offers its users unprecedented access to
the development of an article, using wiki links as focal points.
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