The Virtuous Circle of Wikipedia: Recursive Measures of Collaboration Structures

  title={The Virtuous Circle of Wikipedia: Recursive Measures of Collaboration Structures},
  author={Maximilian Klein and Thomas Maillart and John C.-I. Chuang},
  journal={Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work \& Social Computing},
In open collaboration, knowledge is created and iteratively improved by a multitude of editors who freely choose what should be their contributions. The quality of knowledge artifacts (e.g. article, source code file) is deeply tied to their individual expertise, and to their ability to collaborate well. Conversely, the expertise of contributors is a function of artifacts contributed to. Building upon a large stream of literature on the measurement of article quality and contributor expertise… 
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