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Miriam Redi

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Martin Gerlach
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Isaac Johnson
Research Scientist, Research
Diego Sáez-Trumper
Senior Research Scientist (Contractor), Research

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Can machine learning uncover Wikipedia’s missing “citation needed” tags?

One of the key mechanisms that allows Wikipedia to maintain its high quality is the use of inline citations. Through citations, readers and editors make sure that information in an article accurately reflects its source. As Wikipedia’s verifiability policy mandates, “material challenged or likely to be challenged, and all quotations, must be attributed to a….

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A lock and chain hold a gate shut.

How many Wikipedia references are available to read? We measured the proportion of open access sources across languages and topics.

Let’s say you’re planning a trip to a subtropical region and you want to learn about available vaccines for yellow fever. You look up the English Wikipedia article. You’re lucky to find a well-sourced section, with a wealth of references, many of them pointing to information from public health agencies and reputable news articles. Great!….

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