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The Collaborative Organization of Knowledge: Source Code

Spinellis, Diomidis; Louridas, Panos

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  "publisher": "Zenodo", 
  "DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.2526733", 
  "author": [
      "family": "Spinellis, Diomidis"
      "family": "Louridas, Panos"
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  "abstract": "<p>Wikipedia is an ongoing endeavor to create a free encyclopedia through an open computer-mediated collaborative effort. How does Wikipedia grow and maintain its coverage? This page contains supporing material relevant to a publication that examines this question.</p>\n\n<ul>\n\t<li>Diomidis Spinellis and Panagiotis Louridas. The collaborative organization of knowledge. Communications of the ACM, 51(8):68&ndash;73, August 2008. (<a href=\"\">doi:10.1145/1378704.1378720</a>)</li>\n</ul>\n\n<p>In the above paper, a longitudinal study of Wikipedia&#39;s evolution shows that although Wikipedia&#39;s scope is increasing, its coverage is not deteriorating. This can be explained by the fact that referring to an non-existing entry typically leads to the establishment of an article for it. Wikipedia&#39;s evolution also demonstrates the creation of a large real world scale-free graph through a combination of incremental growth and preferential attachment.</p>\n\n<p>See also the comments appearing in a corresponding <a href=\"\">blog entry</a> and <a href=\"\">an update</a> containing an analysis of two more years (2006-2007).</p>\n\n<p>The source code used to process Wikipedia&#39;s XML dump is distributed as open source software.</p>", 
  "title": "The Collaborative Organization of Knowledge: Source Code", 
  "type": "article", 
  "id": "2526733"
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