Most Popular Contents Requested by Users in Different Wikipedia Editions

Antonio J. Reinoso, Juan Ortega-Valiente, Rocío Muñoz-Mansilla, Carlos León

Abstract

This paper aims to analyze how the most requested and contributed contents in Wikipedia may significantly vary depending on the considered edition. The on-line Encyclopedia has become a prolific research topic, mainly in aspects related to the assessment of its contents and in its evolution forecasting. However, very little effort has been devoted to deal with the kind of use given to Wikipedia by its visitors, either occasional or subscribers. Thus, our work aims to explore the utilization made of Wikipedia through a classification of the most requested and contributed contents in some of its editions. This way, we will be in position of determining which type of contents attracts the highest numbers of visits and contributions in these editions and which can be a good indicator of the use given to them by their respective community of users. Apart from the subsequent comparison purposes, such examination may reveal interesting topics such as the transmission of tendencies over the different Wikipedia editions, as well as particular user patterns exhibited by the corresponding communities of users.

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Reinoso A., Ortega-Valiente J., Muñoz-Mansilla R. and León C. (2012). Most Popular Contents Requested by Users in Different Wikipedia Editions . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2012) ISBN 978-989-8565-30-3, pages 415-418. DOI: 10.5220/0004173104150418


in Bibtex Style

@conference{keod12,
author={Antonio J. Reinoso and Juan Ortega-Valiente and Rocío Muñoz-Mansilla and Carlos León},
title={Most Popular Contents Requested by Users in Different Wikipedia Editions},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2012)},
year={2012},
pages={415-418},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004173104150418},
isbn={978-989-8565-30-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2012)
TI - Most Popular Contents Requested by Users in Different Wikipedia Editions
SN - 978-989-8565-30-3
AU - Reinoso A.
AU - Ortega-Valiente J.
AU - Muñoz-Mansilla R.
AU - León C.
PY - 2012
SP - 415
EP - 418
DO - 10.5220/0004173104150418