What do Wikidata and Wikipedia have in common? An analysis of their use of external references

Title: What do Wikidata and Wikipedia have in common? An analysis of their use of external references

Authors: Alessandro Piscopo:University of Southampton; Pavlos Vougiouklis:University of Southampton; Lucie-Aimee Kaffee:University of Southampton; Christopher Phethean:University of Southampton; Jonathon Hare:University of Southampton; Elena Simperl:University of Southampton

Abstract: Wikidata is a community-driven knowledge graph, strongly linked to Wikipedia. However, the connection between the two projects has been sporadically explored. We investigated the relationship between the two projects in terms of the information they contain by looking at their external references. Our findings show that while only a small number of sources is directly reused across Wikidata and Wikipedia, references often point to the same domain. Furthermore, Wikidata appears to use less Anglo-American-centred sources. These results deserve further in-depth investigation.

Download: This contribution is part of the OpenSym 2017 proceedings and is available as a PDF file.

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