A clustering approach to infer Wikipedia contributors’ profile

Title: A clustering approach to infer Wikipedia contributors’ profile

Authors: Shubham Krishna, Romain Billot and Nicolas Jullien

Abstract: Recent studies have improved our knowledge about the different types or pro€files of online contributors, from casual to very involved ones, through focused people. But they use very complex methodologies, making their replication by the practitioners limited. We show on both Romanian and Danish wikis that using only the edit and their distribution over time to feed clustering techniques, allows to build these pro€les with good accuracy and stability. Œis suggests that light monitoring of newcomers may be sucient to adapt the interaction with them and to increase the retention rate.

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