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abdelwaheb turki
Dear Ms.,
I thank you for your answer. I propose you to ask Wikipedia Content gap researchers about that. I recommend Mr. Marc Miquel who studied cultural content gap across different Wikipedias. I saw his research in WikiIndaba 2018. His research is excellent and absolutely well developed and I was proud as a Programme Committee member to meet him in that conference.
Yours Sincerely,
Houcemeddine Turki
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Hi everyone!

I was just re-reading Halavais & Lackaff’s 2008 paper on topic coverage in the English Wikipedia.
Has anyone redone or extended that analysis more recently?
Also, has anyone mapped comparative topic coverage for different languages?

Thanks for your help!

— Amy

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Marc Miquel
Hello Houcemeddine and Amy,

Thank you for your kind message Houcemeddine. It is my passion to study the
cultural differences in Wikipedia and I do it for a long time.

In regards to Wikipedia topical coverage, as far as I know, the last
studies were:

Farina, J., Tasso, R., & Laniado, D. (2011). Automatically assigning
Wikipedia articles to macrocategories. Presented at the WikiSym '09:
Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Wikis and Open
Collaboration.

Kittur, A., Chi, E. H., & Suh, B. (2009). What's in Wikipedia?: mapping
topics and conflict using socially annotated category structure (pp.
1509–1512). Presented at the CHI '08: Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference
on human factors in computing systems.
http://doi.org/10.1145/1518701.1518930


They both use the category graph structure in order to assign articles to
one ore more main categories (Culture and the arts, people and self,
geography and places, etc.).

One of the problems of these methods is that each Wikipedia language
edition has a different categorization structure and may not share the top
categories. Then, it is difficult to establish good comparisons. However,
as an estimation it works fine. They are not difficult to implement. If you
want, I can share my code, which was based on Kittur's but with a more
extensive set of top categories. I did run it for 40 languages and the
results were quite interesting and somehow expected (Japanese have a bigger
share of articles dedicated to technology, Hebrew to religion,...).

I think that nowadays it would make sense to use the Wikidata properties in
order to perform a topical coverage analysis (I am thinking about it). But
this would have some other drawbacks too, as some small language items are
not as developed as others.


Best regards,

Marc Miquel



El ds., 24 de març 2018 a les 13:35, abdelwaheb turki (<
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> Dear Ms.,
> I thank you for your answer. I propose you to ask Wikipedia Content gap
> researchers about that. I recommend Mr. Marc Miquel who studied cultural
> content gap across different Wikipedias. I saw his research in WikiIndaba
> 2018. His research is excellent and absolutely well developed and I was
> proud as a Programme Committee member to meet him in that conference.
> Yours Sincerely,
> Houcemeddine Turki
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> I was just re-reading Halavais & Lackaff’s 2008 paper on topic coverage in
> the English Wikipedia.
> Has anyone redone or extended that analysis more recently?
> Also, has anyone mapped comparative topic coverage for different languages?
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> Thanks for your help!
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