Edit Wars in Wikipedia

  title={Edit Wars in Wikipedia},
  author={R{\'o}bert Sumi and Taha Yasseri and Andr{\'a}s Rung and Andr{\'a}s Kornai and J{\'a}nos Kert{\'e}sz},
  journal={2011 IEEE Third Int'l Conference on Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust and 2011 IEEE Third Int'l Conference on Social Computing},
We present a new, efficient method for automatically detecting severe conflicts, `edit wars' in Wikipedia and evaluate this method on six different language Wikipedias. We discuss how the number of edits and reverts deviate in such pages from those following the general workflow, and argue that earlier work has significantly over-estimated the contentiousness of the Wikipedia editing process. 
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