Does it matter who contributes: a study on featured articles in the german wikipedia

@inproceedings{Stein2007DoesIM,
  title={Does it matter who contributes: a study on featured articles in the german wikipedia},
  author={Klaus Stein and Claudia Hess},
  booktitle={ACM Conference on Hypertext \& Social Media},
  year={2007}
}
  • Klaus SteinC. Hess
  • Published in
    ACM Conference on Hypertext…
    10 September 2007
  • Computer Science
The considerable high quality of Wikipedia articles is often accredited to the large number of users who contribute to Wikipedia's encyclopedia articles, who watch articles and correct errors immediately. In this paper, we are in particular interested in a certain type of Wikipedia articles, namely, the featured articles - articles marked by a community's vote as being of outstanding quality. The German Wikipedia has the nice property that it has two types of featured articles: excellent and… 

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