Wikimedia Research Newsletter, September 2017

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French medical articles have "high rate of veracity"; quality comparisons across languages; perceptions of credibility
With contributions by: Nicolas Jullien, Leila Zia, Tilman Bayer and FULBERT

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Foundation research project learns from Czech and Korean Wikipedia communities

Community Foundation From the archives Research Wikipedia

From May to July 2017, researchers conducted in-person interviews with 64 new and experienced editors in South Korea and the Czech Republic. The Czech and Korean Wikipedias were chosen to represent mid-sized wikis.

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How we know what we know: The Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC) helps unlock millions of connections between scholarly research

From the archives Research Technology

Citations are the backbone of scholarly knowledge. They help researchers verify information, build on the existing knowledge we already know, and generate opportunity for new discoveries. Citations are not only relevant to academia. They are the foundation for how we know what we know. Until recently, the idea of creating a freely accessible repository of open….

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Artificial intelligence service “ORES” gives Wikipedians X-ray specs to see through bad edits

Community From the archives MediaWiki Research Technology Wikipedia

When anyone can edit any page of one of the biggest websites in the world, how can you evaluate all those changes? A Wikimedia Foundation research scientist and a team of volunteers has developed an artificial intelligence service to handle some of the highest-volume crowdsourcing issues on the internet.

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How many women edit Wikipedia?

From the archives Research

An overview of the existing research on this question, also including new results from the most recent general Wikipedia editor survey

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Who links to Wikipedia?

From the archives Research Wikipedia

To learn more about who links to Wikipedia, University of Sheffield researchers analyzed the structure of links that point to Wikipedia pages from external websites. Here's what they found. (...)

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Seven years after Nature, pilot study compares Wikipedia favorably to other encyclopedias in three languages

From the archives Research

Improving the quality of articles has long been one of the primary aims of contributors to Wikipedia, and is one of the Wikimedia movement’s 2010-15 strategic priorities, but measuring it objectively has remained a challenge

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