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Assessing the value of cooperation in Wikipedia -
2007-04-19 23:08:24 GMT
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The online encyclopedia Wikipedia has accumulated 6.40 million articles and 250 million edits, contributed by 5.77 million unvetted volunteers. Authors show that the accretion of edits to an article is described by a simple stochastic mechanism and also demonstrate a crucial correlation between article quality and number of edits, which validates Wikipedia as a successful collaborative effort.
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