Learning about team collaboration from Wikipedia edit history

Track: Posters
Piotr Turek (PJIIT, Poland), Radosław Nielek (PJIIT, Poland) and Adam Wierzbicki (Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology, Poland)

This work presents an evalation method of teams of authors in Wikipedia based on social network analysis. We have created an implicit social network based on the edit history of articles. This network consists of four dimensions: trust, distrust, acquaintance and knowledge. Trust and distrust are based on content modifications (copying and deleting respectively); acquaintance is based on the amount of discussion on articles’ talk pages between a given pair of authors and knowledge is based on the categories in which an author typically contributes. As authors edit the Wikipedia, the social network grows and changes to take into account their collaboration patterns, creating a succinct summary of entire edit history.