Dominance, Deference, and Hierarchy Formation in Wikipedia Edit-Networks

  title={Dominance, Deference, and Hierarchy Formation in Wikipedia Edit-Networks},
  author={J{\"u}rgen Lerner and Alessandro Lomi},
  booktitle={COMPLEX NETWORKS},
  • J. Lerner, A. Lomi
  • Published in COMPLEX NETWORKS 30 November 2016
  • Computer Science
Does co-editing of Wikipedia articles reveal users dominating others? Do these dyadic dominance orderings (if any) lead to a global linear hierarchy among contributing users? In this article we claim that dominance (respectively deference) is revealed by users undoing (respectively redoing) edits of others. We propose methods to turn the history of Wikipedia pages into a dynamic multiplex network resulting from three types of interaction events: dyadic dominance, dyadic deference, and third… 

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