theorycast.14 :: Wikipedia’s Missed Connections

Wikipedia: Missed connections
Alex Halavais • Derek Lackaff • University at Buffalo, USA
In this AoIR IR:7.0 presentation, Alex describes an approach to measuring the coverage of Wikipedia’s content, in an effort to show the degree to which it emphasizes particular areas of knowledge. Their contention is that while errors of commission may be diminished by the distributed work of contributors to the site, the volunteer nature of contribution leads to errors of omission; or, more exactly, to differences in the salience of various topics.

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