Size matters: word count as a measure of quality on wikipedia

@inproceedings{Blumenstock2008SizeMW,
  title={Size matters: word count as a measure of quality on wikipedia},
  author={Joshua Evan Blumenstock},
  booktitle={WWW},
  year={2008}
}
Wikipedia, "the free encyclopedia", now contains over two million English articles, and is widely regarded as a high-quality, authoritative encyclopedia. Some Wikipedia articles, however, are of questionable quality, and it is not always apparent to the visitor which articles are good and which are bad. We propose a simple metric -- word count -- for measuring article quality. In spite of its striking simplicity, we show that this metric significantly outperforms the more complex methods… CONTINUE READING
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