Information Quality Discussions in Wikipedia

Besiki Stvilia, Michael Twidale, Les Gasser, Linda Smith

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We examine the Information Quality aspects of Wikipedia. By a study of the discussion pages and other process-oriented pages within the Wikipedia project, it is possible to determine the information quality dimensions that participants in the editing process care about, how they talk about them, what tradeoffs they make between these dimensions and how the quality assessment and improvement process operates. This analysis helps in understanding how high quality is maintained in a project where anyone may participate with no prior vetting. It also carries implications for improving the quality of more conventional datasets.
Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2005
EventInternational Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM) 2005 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: Jul 7 2005Jul 9 2005


ConferenceInternational Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM) 2005
CityKuala Lumpur

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