Assessing information quality of a community-based encyclopedia

Besiki Stvilia, Michael Bernard Twidale, Linda C Smith, Les Gasser

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Abstract

Effective information quality analysis needs powerful yet easy ways to obtain metrics. The English version of Wikipedia provides an extremely interesting yet challenging case for the study of Information Quality dynamics at both macro and micro levels. We propose seven IQ metrics which can be evaluated automatically and test the set on a representative sample of Wikipedia content. The methodology of the metrics construction and the results of tests, along with a number of statistical characterizations of Wikipedia articles, their content construction, process metadata and social context are reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2005 International Conference on Information Quality, ICIQ 2005
StatePublished - 2005
Event10th International Conference on Information Quality, ICIQ 2005 - Cambridge, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 4 2005Nov 6 2005

Other

Other10th International Conference on Information Quality, ICIQ 2005
CountryUnited States
CityCambridge, MA
Period11/4/0511/6/05

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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Stvilia, B., Twidale, M. B., Smith, L. C., & Gasser, L. (2005). Assessing information quality of a community-based encyclopedia. In Proceedings of the 2005 International Conference on Information Quality, ICIQ 2005