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Leila Zia
Hi all,

==Background==
In November 2016, I presented the result of a joint research that
helped us understand English Wikipedia readers better. (Presentation
at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIaMuWA84bY ). I talked about how
we used English, Persian, and Spanish Wikipedia readers' inputs to
build a taxonomy of Wikipedia use-cases along several dimensions,
capturing users’ motivations to visit Wikipedia, the depth of
knowledge they are seeking, and their knowledge of the topic of
interest prior to visiting Wikipedia. I also talked about the results
of the study we did to quantify the prevalence of these use-cases via
a large-scale user survey conducted on English Wikipedia. In that
study, we also matched survey responses to the respondents’ digital
traces in Wikipedia’s server logs which enabled us in discovering
behavioral patterns associated with specific use-cases. You can read
the full study at https://arxiv.org/abs/1702.05379 .

==What do we want to do now?==
There are quite a few directions this research can continue on, and
the most immediate one is to understand whether the results that we
observe (in English Wikipeida) is robust across languages/cultures.
For this, we are going to repeat the study, but this time in more
languages. Here are the languages on our list: Arabic, Dutch, English,
Hindi, Japanese, Spanish (thanks to all the volunteers who have been
helping us translating all survey related documents to these
languages.:)

==What about your language?==
If your language is not one of the six languages above and you'd like
to learn about the readers of Wikipedia in it (in the specific ways
described above), please get back to me by Monday, April 24, AoE. I
cannot guarantee that we can run the study in your language, however,
I guarantee that we will give it a good try if you're interested. The
decision to include more languages will depend on: our capacity to do
the analysis, the speed at which your community can help us translate
the material to the language, the traffic to that language, a couple
of sentences on how you'd think the result can help your community,
and your willingness to help us document the results for your language
at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Characterizing_Wikipedia_Reader_Behaviour
(Quite some work will need to go to have readable/usable
documentations available and we are too small to be able to guarantee
that on our own for many languages.)

Best,
Leila

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Senior Research Scientist
Wikimedia Foundation

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why We Read Wikipedia in your language

Gerard Meijssen-3
Hoi,
Is this paper behind a paywall ?
Thanks,
     GerardM

On 21 April 2017 at 18:45, Leila Zia <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> ==Background==
> In November 2016, I presented the result of a joint research that
> helped us understand English Wikipedia readers better. (Presentation
> at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIaMuWA84bY ). I talked about how
> we used English, Persian, and Spanish Wikipedia readers' inputs to
> build a taxonomy of Wikipedia use-cases along several dimensions,
> capturing users’ motivations to visit Wikipedia, the depth of
> knowledge they are seeking, and their knowledge of the topic of
> interest prior to visiting Wikipedia. I also talked about the results
> of the study we did to quantify the prevalence of these use-cases via
> a large-scale user survey conducted on English Wikipedia. In that
> study, we also matched survey responses to the respondents’ digital
> traces in Wikipedia’s server logs which enabled us in discovering
> behavioral patterns associated with specific use-cases. You can read
> the full study at https://arxiv.org/abs/1702.05379 .
>
> ==What do we want to do now?==
> There are quite a few directions this research can continue on, and
> the most immediate one is to understand whether the results that we
> observe (in English Wikipeida) is robust across languages/cultures.
> For this, we are going to repeat the study, but this time in more
> languages. Here are the languages on our list: Arabic, Dutch, English,
> Hindi, Japanese, Spanish (thanks to all the volunteers who have been
> helping us translating all survey related documents to these
> languages.:)
>
> ==What about your language?==
> If your language is not one of the six languages above and you'd like
> to learn about the readers of Wikipedia in it (in the specific ways
> described above), please get back to me by Monday, April 24, AoE. I
> cannot guarantee that we can run the study in your language, however,
> I guarantee that we will give it a good try if you're interested. The
> decision to include more languages will depend on: our capacity to do
> the analysis, the speed at which your community can help us translate
> the material to the language, the traffic to that language, a couple
> of sentences on how you'd think the result can help your community,
> and your willingness to help us document the results for your language
> at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Characterizing_
> Wikipedia_Reader_Behaviour
> (Quite some work will need to go to have readable/usable
> documentations available and we are too small to be able to guarantee
> that on our own for many languages.)
>
> Best,
> Leila
>
> --
> Leila Zia
> Senior Research Scientist
> Wikimedia Foundation
>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why We Read Wikipedia in your language

Gerard Meijssen-3
Hoi,
The DOI is..
Thanks,
     GerardM

On 21 April 2017 at 18:58, Gerard Meijssen <[hidden email]>
wrote:

> Hoi,
> Is this paper behind a paywall ?
> Thanks,
>      GerardM
>
> On 21 April 2017 at 18:45, Leila Zia <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> ==Background==
>> In November 2016, I presented the result of a joint research that
>> helped us understand English Wikipedia readers better. (Presentation
>> at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIaMuWA84bY ). I talked about how
>> we used English, Persian, and Spanish Wikipedia readers' inputs to
>> build a taxonomy of Wikipedia use-cases along several dimensions,
>> capturing users’ motivations to visit Wikipedia, the depth of
>> knowledge they are seeking, and their knowledge of the topic of
>> interest prior to visiting Wikipedia. I also talked about the results
>> of the study we did to quantify the prevalence of these use-cases via
>> a large-scale user survey conducted on English Wikipedia. In that
>> study, we also matched survey responses to the respondents’ digital
>> traces in Wikipedia’s server logs which enabled us in discovering
>> behavioral patterns associated with specific use-cases. You can read
>> the full study at https://arxiv.org/abs/1702.05379 .
>>
>> ==What do we want to do now?==
>> There are quite a few directions this research can continue on, and
>> the most immediate one is to understand whether the results that we
>> observe (in English Wikipeida) is robust across languages/cultures.
>> For this, we are going to repeat the study, but this time in more
>> languages. Here are the languages on our list: Arabic, Dutch, English,
>> Hindi, Japanese, Spanish (thanks to all the volunteers who have been
>> helping us translating all survey related documents to these
>> languages.:)
>>
>> ==What about your language?==
>> If your language is not one of the six languages above and you'd like
>> to learn about the readers of Wikipedia in it (in the specific ways
>> described above), please get back to me by Monday, April 24, AoE. I
>> cannot guarantee that we can run the study in your language, however,
>> I guarantee that we will give it a good try if you're interested. The
>> decision to include more languages will depend on: our capacity to do
>> the analysis, the speed at which your community can help us translate
>> the material to the language, the traffic to that language, a couple
>> of sentences on how you'd think the result can help your community,
>> and your willingness to help us document the results for your language
>> at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Characterizing_Wiki
>> pedia_Reader_Behaviour
>> (Quite some work will need to go to have readable/usable
>> documentations available and we are too small to be able to guarantee
>> that on our own for many languages.)
>>
>> Best,
>> Leila
>>
>> --
>> Leila Zia
>> Senior Research Scientist
>> Wikimedia Foundation
>>
>> _______________________________________________
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why We Read Wikipedia in your language

Amir E. Aharoni
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If I want this done for Hebrew and Russian, do I just reply to this thread?
Or did I miss the instructions in the first email? :)

בתאריך 21 באפר׳ 2017 19:46,‏ "Leila Zia" <[hidden email]> כתב:

> Hi all,
>
> ==Background==
> In November 2016, I presented the result of a joint research that
> helped us understand English Wikipedia readers better. (Presentation
> at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIaMuWA84bY ). I talked about how
> we used English, Persian, and Spanish Wikipedia readers' inputs to
> build a taxonomy of Wikipedia use-cases along several dimensions,
> capturing users’ motivations to visit Wikipedia, the depth of
> knowledge they are seeking, and their knowledge of the topic of
> interest prior to visiting Wikipedia. I also talked about the results
> of the study we did to quantify the prevalence of these use-cases via
> a large-scale user survey conducted on English Wikipedia. In that
> study, we also matched survey responses to the respondents’ digital
> traces in Wikipedia’s server logs which enabled us in discovering
> behavioral patterns associated with specific use-cases. You can read
> the full study at https://arxiv.org/abs/1702.05379 .
>
> ==What do we want to do now?==
> There are quite a few directions this research can continue on, and
> the most immediate one is to understand whether the results that we
> observe (in English Wikipeida) is robust across languages/cultures.
> For this, we are going to repeat the study, but this time in more
> languages. Here are the languages on our list: Arabic, Dutch, English,
> Hindi, Japanese, Spanish (thanks to all the volunteers who have been
> helping us translating all survey related documents to these
> languages.:)
>
> ==What about your language?==
> If your language is not one of the six languages above and you'd like
> to learn about the readers of Wikipedia in it (in the specific ways
> described above), please get back to me by Monday, April 24, AoE. I
> cannot guarantee that we can run the study in your language, however,
> I guarantee that we will give it a good try if you're interested. The
> decision to include more languages will depend on: our capacity to do
> the analysis, the speed at which your community can help us translate
> the material to the language, the traffic to that language, a couple
> of sentences on how you'd think the result can help your community,
> and your willingness to help us document the results for your language
> at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Characterizing_
> Wikipedia_Reader_Behaviour
> (Quite some work will need to go to have readable/usable
> documentations available and we are too small to be able to guarantee
> that on our own for many languages.)
>
> Best,
> Leila
>
> --
> Leila Zia
> Senior Research Scientist
> Wikimedia Foundation
>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why We Read Wikipedia in your language

attolippip
and Ukrainian :) and per Amir about instructions

Best regards,
antanana

2017-04-21 20:03 GMT+03:00 Amir E. Aharoni <[hidden email]>:

> If I want this done for Hebrew and Russian, do I just reply to this thread?
> Or did I miss the instructions in the first email? :)
>
> בתאריך 21 באפר׳ 2017 19:46,‏ "Leila Zia" <[hidden email]> כתב:
>
> > Hi all,
> >
> > ==Background==
> > In November 2016, I presented the result of a joint research that
> > helped us understand English Wikipedia readers better. (Presentation
> > at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIaMuWA84bY ). I talked about how
> > we used English, Persian, and Spanish Wikipedia readers' inputs to
> > build a taxonomy of Wikipedia use-cases along several dimensions,
> > capturing users’ motivations to visit Wikipedia, the depth of
> > knowledge they are seeking, and their knowledge of the topic of
> > interest prior to visiting Wikipedia. I also talked about the results
> > of the study we did to quantify the prevalence of these use-cases via
> > a large-scale user survey conducted on English Wikipedia. In that
> > study, we also matched survey responses to the respondents’ digital
> > traces in Wikipedia’s server logs which enabled us in discovering
> > behavioral patterns associated with specific use-cases. You can read
> > the full study at https://arxiv.org/abs/1702.05379 .
> >
> > ==What do we want to do now?==
> > There are quite a few directions this research can continue on, and
> > the most immediate one is to understand whether the results that we
> > observe (in English Wikipeida) is robust across languages/cultures.
> > For this, we are going to repeat the study, but this time in more
> > languages. Here are the languages on our list: Arabic, Dutch, English,
> > Hindi, Japanese, Spanish (thanks to all the volunteers who have been
> > helping us translating all survey related documents to these
> > languages.:)
> >
> > ==What about your language?==
> > If your language is not one of the six languages above and you'd like
> > to learn about the readers of Wikipedia in it (in the specific ways
> > described above), please get back to me by Monday, April 24, AoE. I
> > cannot guarantee that we can run the study in your language, however,
> > I guarantee that we will give it a good try if you're interested. The
> > decision to include more languages will depend on: our capacity to do
> > the analysis, the speed at which your community can help us translate
> > the material to the language, the traffic to that language, a couple
> > of sentences on how you'd think the result can help your community,
> > and your willingness to help us document the results for your language
> > at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Characterizing_
> > Wikipedia_Reader_Behaviour
> > (Quite some work will need to go to have readable/usable
> > documentations available and we are too small to be able to guarantee
> > that on our own for many languages.)
> >
> > Best,
> > Leila
> >
> > --
> > Leila Zia
> > Senior Research Scientist
> > Wikimedia Foundation
> >
> > _______________________________________________
> > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/
> > wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why We Read Wikipedia in your language

Wiegand Alice
German, also.

Alice.

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

> Am 21.04.2017 um 19:25 schrieb attolippip <[hidden email]>:
>
> and Ukrainian :) and per Amir about instructions
>
> Best regards,
> antanana
>
> 2017-04-21 20:03 GMT+03:00 Amir E. Aharoni <[hidden email]>:
>
>> If I want this done for Hebrew and Russian, do I just reply to this thread?
>> Or did I miss the instructions in the first email? :)
>>
>> בתאריך 21 באפר׳ 2017 19:46,‏ "Leila Zia" <[hidden email]> כתב:
>>
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>> ==Background==
>>> In November 2016, I presented the result of a joint research that
>>> helped us understand English Wikipedia readers better. (Presentation
>>> at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIaMuWA84bY ). I talked about how
>>> we used English, Persian, and Spanish Wikipedia readers' inputs to
>>> build a taxonomy of Wikipedia use-cases along several dimensions,
>>> capturing users’ motivations to visit Wikipedia, the depth of
>>> knowledge they are seeking, and their knowledge of the topic of
>>> interest prior to visiting Wikipedia. I also talked about the results
>>> of the study we did to quantify the prevalence of these use-cases via
>>> a large-scale user survey conducted on English Wikipedia. In that
>>> study, we also matched survey responses to the respondents’ digital
>>> traces in Wikipedia’s server logs which enabled us in discovering
>>> behavioral patterns associated with specific use-cases. You can read
>>> the full study at https://arxiv.org/abs/1702.05379 .
>>>
>>> ==What do we want to do now?==
>>> There are quite a few directions this research can continue on, and
>>> the most immediate one is to understand whether the results that we
>>> observe (in English Wikipeida) is robust across languages/cultures.
>>> For this, we are going to repeat the study, but this time in more
>>> languages. Here are the languages on our list: Arabic, Dutch, English,
>>> Hindi, Japanese, Spanish (thanks to all the volunteers who have been
>>> helping us translating all survey related documents to these
>>> languages.:)
>>>
>>> ==What about your language?==
>>> If your language is not one of the six languages above and you'd like
>>> to learn about the readers of Wikipedia in it (in the specific ways
>>> described above), please get back to me by Monday, April 24, AoE. I
>>> cannot guarantee that we can run the study in your language, however,
>>> I guarantee that we will give it a good try if you're interested. The
>>> decision to include more languages will depend on: our capacity to do
>>> the analysis, the speed at which your community can help us translate
>>> the material to the language, the traffic to that language, a couple
>>> of sentences on how you'd think the result can help your community,
>>> and your willingness to help us document the results for your language
>>> at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Characterizing_
>>> Wikipedia_Reader_Behaviour
>>> (Quite some work will need to go to have readable/usable
>>> documentations available and we are too small to be able to guarantee
>>> that on our own for many languages.)
>>>
>>> Best,
>>> Leila
>>>
>>> --
>>> Leila Zia
>>> Senior Research Scientist
>>> Wikimedia Foundation
>>>
>>> _______________________________________________
>>> Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/
>>> wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/
>>> wiki/Wikimedia-l
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>>> <mailto:[hidden email]?subject=unsubscribe>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why We Read Wikipedia in your language

Leila Zia
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yeah, sorry, antanana and Amir: a better communication channel re
sign-ups would be better. Emailing on this thread or off-list to me
works. I'm keeping track of languages requested and I'll contact the
person who requests them to figure out the next steps no later than
Tuesday.

L


On Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 10:25 AM, attolippip <[hidden email]> wrote:

> and Ukrainian :) and per Amir about instructions
>
> Best regards,
> antanana
>
> 2017-04-21 20:03 GMT+03:00 Amir E. Aharoni <[hidden email]>:
>
>> If I want this done for Hebrew and Russian, do I just reply to this thread?
>> Or did I miss the instructions in the first email? :)
>>
>> בתאריך 21 באפר׳ 2017 19:46,‏ "Leila Zia" <[hidden email]> כתב:
>>
>> > Hi all,
>> >
>> > ==Background==
>> > In November 2016, I presented the result of a joint research that
>> > helped us understand English Wikipedia readers better. (Presentation
>> > at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIaMuWA84bY ). I talked about how
>> > we used English, Persian, and Spanish Wikipedia readers' inputs to
>> > build a taxonomy of Wikipedia use-cases along several dimensions,
>> > capturing users’ motivations to visit Wikipedia, the depth of
>> > knowledge they are seeking, and their knowledge of the topic of
>> > interest prior to visiting Wikipedia. I also talked about the results
>> > of the study we did to quantify the prevalence of these use-cases via
>> > a large-scale user survey conducted on English Wikipedia. In that
>> > study, we also matched survey responses to the respondents’ digital
>> > traces in Wikipedia’s server logs which enabled us in discovering
>> > behavioral patterns associated with specific use-cases. You can read
>> > the full study at https://arxiv.org/abs/1702.05379 .
>> >
>> > ==What do we want to do now?==
>> > There are quite a few directions this research can continue on, and
>> > the most immediate one is to understand whether the results that we
>> > observe (in English Wikipeida) is robust across languages/cultures.
>> > For this, we are going to repeat the study, but this time in more
>> > languages. Here are the languages on our list: Arabic, Dutch, English,
>> > Hindi, Japanese, Spanish (thanks to all the volunteers who have been
>> > helping us translating all survey related documents to these
>> > languages.:)
>> >
>> > ==What about your language?==
>> > If your language is not one of the six languages above and you'd like
>> > to learn about the readers of Wikipedia in it (in the specific ways
>> > described above), please get back to me by Monday, April 24, AoE. I
>> > cannot guarantee that we can run the study in your language, however,
>> > I guarantee that we will give it a good try if you're interested. The
>> > decision to include more languages will depend on: our capacity to do
>> > the analysis, the speed at which your community can help us translate
>> > the material to the language, the traffic to that language, a couple
>> > of sentences on how you'd think the result can help your community,
>> > and your willingness to help us document the results for your language
>> > at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Characterizing_
>> > Wikipedia_Reader_Behaviour
>> > (Quite some work will need to go to have readable/usable
>> > documentations available and we are too small to be able to guarantee
>> > that on our own for many languages.)
>> >
>> > Best,
>> > Leila
>> >
>> > --
>> > Leila Zia
>> > Senior Research Scientist
>> > Wikimedia Foundation
>> >
>> > _______________________________________________
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why We Read Wikipedia in your language

Yaroslav Blanter
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Hi Gerard,

arxiv.org is a free resource. It is actually one of the earliest free
depositories, and in many fields, including mine (physics) it is customary
to upload preprints at arxiv.org prior to sending for review. It can not be
behind the paywall.

Cheers
Yaroslav

On Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 7:50 PM, Alice Wiegand <[hidden email]> wrote:

> German, also.
>
> Alice.
>
> Von meinem iPhone gesendet
>
> > Am 21.04.2017 um 19:25 schrieb attolippip <[hidden email]>:
> >
> > and Ukrainian :) and per Amir about instructions
> >
> > Best regards,
> > antanana
> >
> > 2017-04-21 20:03 GMT+03:00 Amir E. Aharoni <[hidden email]
> >:
> >
> >> If I want this done for Hebrew and Russian, do I just reply to this
> thread?
> >> Or did I miss the instructions in the first email? :)
> >>
> >> בתאריך 21 באפר׳ 2017 19:46,‏ "Leila Zia" <[hidden email]> כתב:
> >>
> >>> Hi all,
> >>>
> >>> ==Background==
> >>> In November 2016, I presented the result of a joint research that
> >>> helped us understand English Wikipedia readers better. (Presentation
> >>> at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIaMuWA84bY ). I talked about how
> >>> we used English, Persian, and Spanish Wikipedia readers' inputs to
> >>> build a taxonomy of Wikipedia use-cases along several dimensions,
> >>> capturing users’ motivations to visit Wikipedia, the depth of
> >>> knowledge they are seeking, and their knowledge of the topic of
> >>> interest prior to visiting Wikipedia. I also talked about the results
> >>> of the study we did to quantify the prevalence of these use-cases via
> >>> a large-scale user survey conducted on English Wikipedia. In that
> >>> study, we also matched survey responses to the respondents’ digital
> >>> traces in Wikipedia’s server logs which enabled us in discovering
> >>> behavioral patterns associated with specific use-cases. You can read
> >>> the full study at https://arxiv.org/abs/1702.05379 .
> >>>
> >>> ==What do we want to do now?==
> >>> There are quite a few directions this research can continue on, and
> >>> the most immediate one is to understand whether the results that we
> >>> observe (in English Wikipeida) is robust across languages/cultures.
> >>> For this, we are going to repeat the study, but this time in more
> >>> languages. Here are the languages on our list: Arabic, Dutch, English,
> >>> Hindi, Japanese, Spanish (thanks to all the volunteers who have been
> >>> helping us translating all survey related documents to these
> >>> languages.:)
> >>>
> >>> ==What about your language?==
> >>> If your language is not one of the six languages above and you'd like
> >>> to learn about the readers of Wikipedia in it (in the specific ways
> >>> described above), please get back to me by Monday, April 24, AoE. I
> >>> cannot guarantee that we can run the study in your language, however,
> >>> I guarantee that we will give it a good try if you're interested. The
> >>> decision to include more languages will depend on: our capacity to do
> >>> the analysis, the speed at which your community can help us translate
> >>> the material to the language, the traffic to that language, a couple
> >>> of sentences on how you'd think the result can help your community,
> >>> and your willingness to help us document the results for your language
> >>> at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Characterizing_
> >>> Wikipedia_Reader_Behaviour
> >>> (Quite some work will need to go to have readable/usable
> >>> documentations available and we are too small to be able to guarantee
> >>> that on our own for many languages.)
> >>>
> >>> Best,
> >>> Leila
> >>>
> >>> --
> >>> Leila Zia
> >>> Senior Research Scientist
> >>> Wikimedia Foundation
> >>>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why We Read Wikipedia in your language

Amir E. Aharoni
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2017-04-21 19:45 GMT+03:00 Leila Zia <[hidden email]>:

> ==What do we want to do now?==
> There are quite a few directions this research can continue on, and
> the most immediate one is to understand whether the results that we
> observe (in English Wikipeida) is robust across languages/cultures.
> For this, we are going to repeat the study, but this time in more
> languages. Here are the languages on our list: Arabic, Dutch, English,
> Hindi, Japanese, Spanish (thanks to all the volunteers who have been
> helping us translating all survey related documents to these
> languages.:)
>
>
Is there anything that interested volunteers can start translating now?

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why We Read Wikipedia in your language

Leila Zia
On Sat, Apr 22, 2017 at 6:06 AM, Amir E. Aharoni
<[hidden email]> wrote:
> Is there anything that interested volunteers can start translating now?

:)

For some languages, I can confirm in the next 12 hours if we can run
the surveys in, in which case I'll ping the point of contact (which is
at the moment, the person who has requested that language) in the
following page:

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research_talk:Characterizing_Wikipedia_Reader_Behaviour/Robustness_across_languages

(The table is not complete, I'm working on it now.)

For some other languages, I may have to wait until Monday late evening
UTC before I can say anything since I may need to brainstorm more with
the other researchers in the team. (I want to make sure we don't ask
for help with translation unless we are pretty sure the language is
feasible for this kind of study).

Leila


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why We Read Wikipedia in your language

Leila Zia
Hi all,

[This is likely my last update here until after the study is done and we
have results to share.]

Thank you for all the responses on and off-list and the work some of you
have already started doing. :) We have requests by 10 more languages
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research_talk:Characterizing_Wikipedia_Reader_Behaviour/Robustness_across_languages#What_other_languages_to_run_the_surveys_in.3F>.
At this point, we're going to focus on these requests to get as many of
them as possible ready. The work involves the translation of the content by
those who have volunteered, one-on-one meetings with those who translated
the content to make sure the intents of the research is preserved in the
translated content, computing sampling rates for each language, testing the
surveys and the infrastructure to make sure data collection happens as
planned, reviewing the research questions (now that we have many more
languages, we may have an opportunity to ask and answer a couple of more
questions), and likely more. :)

We are aiming to launch this study early next week. Notices to the
corresponding Village pumps will go out no later than 2 days prior to the
launch.

Thanks to all the volunteers who stepped up to make it happen in their
languages, our collaborators in EPFL, GESIS, and Stanford, and the Reading
team. :)

Best,
Leila


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On Sat, Apr 22, 2017 at 10:37 AM, Leila Zia <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On Sat, Apr 22, 2017 at 6:06 AM, Amir E. Aharoni
> <[hidden email]> wrote:
> > Is there anything that interested volunteers can start translating now?
>
> :)
>
> For some languages, I can confirm in the next 12 hours if we can run
> the surveys in, in which case I'll ping the point of contact (which is
> at the moment, the person who has requested that language) in the
> following page:
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research_talk:Characterizing_Wikipedia_
> Reader_Behaviour/Robustness_across_languages
>
> (The table is not complete, I'm working on it now.)
>
> For some other languages, I may have to wait until Monday late evening
> UTC before I can say anything since I may need to brainstorm more with
> the other researchers in the team. (I want to make sure we don't ask
> for help with translation unless we are pretty sure the language is
> feasible for this kind of study).
>
> Leila
>
>
> >
> > --
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> > http://aharoni.wordpress.com
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> > I want to live in peace.” – T. Moore‬
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why We Read Wikipedia in your language

Leila Zia
In reply to this post by Amir E. Aharoni
On Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 7:03 PM, Amir E. Aharoni
<[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> If I want this done for Hebrew and Russian, do I just reply to this thread?


[Amir, you are aware of this but I'm hoping by saying it here we can
change the outcome.]

At the moment, all text is translated to Russian but we don't have any
volunteer as a point of contact for Russian Wikipedia. The PoC is
needed to communicate the notifications from us to the ruwiki
community and also transfer anything we should know from that
community back to us. I have made having a PoC a (soft?) requirement
for running the survey in a language. If you are from ruwiki and you'd
like to be the PoC, please ping me immediately (I expect up to 3 hours
of your time to be spent in the next 2 months).

If we don't find a PoC in the next 12 hours or so, we will need to
make a call whether to run in ruwiki or not. I'd love for us to run
the survey in ruwiki, especially as volunteers have already spent time
and care on the translations and there is little we (the broader
Wikimedia community) know about ruwiki. :)

Here is the list of languages and their PoCs, if you're curious:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Characterizing_Wikipedia_Reader_Behaviour/Robustness_across_languages#Participating_languages

Best,
Leila

>
> בתאריך 21 באפר׳ 2017 19:46,‏ "Leila Zia" <[hidden email]> כתב:
>
> > Hi all,
> >
> > ==Background==
> > In November 2016, I presented the result of a joint research that
> > helped us understand English Wikipedia readers better. (Presentation
> > at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIaMuWA84bY ). I talked about how
> > we used English, Persian, and Spanish Wikipedia readers' inputs to
> > build a taxonomy of Wikipedia use-cases along several dimensions,
> > capturing users’ motivations to visit Wikipedia, the depth of
> > knowledge they are seeking, and their knowledge of the topic of
> > interest prior to visiting Wikipedia. I also talked about the results
> > of the study we did to quantify the prevalence of these use-cases via
> > a large-scale user survey conducted on English Wikipedia. In that
> > study, we also matched survey responses to the respondents’ digital
> > traces in Wikipedia’s server logs which enabled us in discovering
> > behavioral patterns associated with specific use-cases. You can read
> > the full study at https://arxiv.org/abs/1702.05379 .
> >
> > ==What do we want to do now?==
> > There are quite a few directions this research can continue on, and
> > the most immediate one is to understand whether the results that we
> > observe (in English Wikipeida) is robust across languages/cultures.
> > For this, we are going to repeat the study, but this time in more
> > languages. Here are the languages on our list: Arabic, Dutch, English,
> > Hindi, Japanese, Spanish (thanks to all the volunteers who have been
> > helping us translating all survey related documents to these
> > languages.:)
> >
> > ==What about your language?==
> > If your language is not one of the six languages above and you'd like
> > to learn about the readers of Wikipedia in it (in the specific ways
> > described above), please get back to me by Monday, April 24, AoE. I
> > cannot guarantee that we can run the study in your language, however,
> > I guarantee that we will give it a good try if you're interested. The
> > decision to include more languages will depend on: our capacity to do
> > the analysis, the speed at which your community can help us translate
> > the material to the language, the traffic to that language, a couple
> > of sentences on how you'd think the result can help your community,
> > and your willingness to help us document the results for your language
> > at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Characterizing_
> > Wikipedia_Reader_Behaviour
> > (Quite some work will need to go to have readable/usable
> > documentations available and we are too small to be able to guarantee
> > that on our own for many languages.)
> >
> > Best,
> > Leila
> >
> > --
> > Leila Zia
> > Senior Research Scientist
> > Wikimedia Foundation
> >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why We Read Wikipedia in your language

Amir E. Aharoni
OK, I did it :)

I don't write in the Russian Wikipedia as much as I do in Hebrew and
English, but it should be OK.


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2017-06-21 9:57 GMT+03:00 Leila Zia <[hidden email]>:

> On Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 7:03 PM, Amir E. Aharoni
> <[hidden email]> wrote:
> >
> > If I want this done for Hebrew and Russian, do I just reply to this
> thread?
>
>
> [Amir, you are aware of this but I'm hoping by saying it here we can
> change the outcome.]
>
> At the moment, all text is translated to Russian but we don't have any
> volunteer as a point of contact for Russian Wikipedia. The PoC is
> needed to communicate the notifications from us to the ruwiki
> community and also transfer anything we should know from that
> community back to us. I have made having a PoC a (soft?) requirement
> for running the survey in a language. If you are from ruwiki and you'd
> like to be the PoC, please ping me immediately (I expect up to 3 hours
> of your time to be spent in the next 2 months).
>
> If we don't find a PoC in the next 12 hours or so, we will need to
> make a call whether to run in ruwiki or not. I'd love for us to run
> the survey in ruwiki, especially as volunteers have already spent time
> and care on the translations and there is little we (the broader
> Wikimedia community) know about ruwiki. :)
>
> Here is the list of languages and their PoCs, if you're curious:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Characterizing_
> Wikipedia_Reader_Behaviour/Robustness_across_languages#
> Participating_languages
>
> Best,
> Leila
>
> >
> > בתאריך 21 באפר׳ 2017 19:46,‏ "Leila Zia" <[hidden email]> כתב:
> >
> > > Hi all,
> > >
> > > ==Background==
> > > In November 2016, I presented the result of a joint research that
> > > helped us understand English Wikipedia readers better. (Presentation
> > > at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIaMuWA84bY ). I talked about how
> > > we used English, Persian, and Spanish Wikipedia readers' inputs to
> > > build a taxonomy of Wikipedia use-cases along several dimensions,
> > > capturing users’ motivations to visit Wikipedia, the depth of
> > > knowledge they are seeking, and their knowledge of the topic of
> > > interest prior to visiting Wikipedia. I also talked about the results
> > > of the study we did to quantify the prevalence of these use-cases via
> > > a large-scale user survey conducted on English Wikipedia. In that
> > > study, we also matched survey responses to the respondents’ digital
> > > traces in Wikipedia’s server logs which enabled us in discovering
> > > behavioral patterns associated with specific use-cases. You can read
> > > the full study at https://arxiv.org/abs/1702.05379 .
> > >
> > > ==What do we want to do now?==
> > > There are quite a few directions this research can continue on, and
> > > the most immediate one is to understand whether the results that we
> > > observe (in English Wikipeida) is robust across languages/cultures.
> > > For this, we are going to repeat the study, but this time in more
> > > languages. Here are the languages on our list: Arabic, Dutch, English,
> > > Hindi, Japanese, Spanish (thanks to all the volunteers who have been
> > > helping us translating all survey related documents to these
> > > languages.:)
> > >
> > > ==What about your language?==
> > > If your language is not one of the six languages above and you'd like
> > > to learn about the readers of Wikipedia in it (in the specific ways
> > > described above), please get back to me by Monday, April 24, AoE. I
> > > cannot guarantee that we can run the study in your language, however,
> > > I guarantee that we will give it a good try if you're interested. The
> > > decision to include more languages will depend on: our capacity to do
> > > the analysis, the speed at which your community can help us translate
> > > the material to the language, the traffic to that language, a couple
> > > of sentences on how you'd think the result can help your community,
> > > and your willingness to help us document the results for your language
> > > at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Characterizing_
> > > Wikipedia_Reader_Behaviour
> > > (Quite some work will need to go to have readable/usable
> > > documentations available and we are too small to be able to guarantee
> > > that on our own for many languages.)
> > >
> > > Best,
> > > Leila
> > >
> > > --
> > > Leila Zia
> > > Senior Research Scientist
> > > Wikimedia Foundation
> > >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why We Read Wikipedia in your language

Leila Zia
Hi all,

We are ready to share the result of the first part of the study for
the 14 languages that participated in the survey with you. To recap:
the goal of the first part of the study was to compute the prevalence
of the use-cases of Wikipedia across the 14 languages, basically,
generating plots similar to Figure 2 in our earlier research [0] for
these languages. What took most of our time was the debiasing step we
had to take for every language and triple-checking the results to make
sure we didn't make a mistake. You can read more about this first part
at the blog post we just published [1] and on meta [2].

What's left? A lot! :) We took one big step to make sense of the data,
but there is a lot left. We have now entered the second phase of the
study during which we will try to do a deeper analysis to characterize
readers by survey response type across as many languages as we can.
The higher the number of survey responses from a language, the higher
the chances for us to be able to get good results in this phase. We
expect to be able to do this deeper analysis in around 5 languages,
maybe more. We will let you know once we know more about this part.

This is a good opportunity for me to thank many of you who have made
this research possible. Many colleagues at Wikimedia Foundation
stepped up and helped us in every step of the way, thanks to all of
you. I specifically want to call out the work that the points of
contacts and volunteers put to help us run the survey in your
languages [3] and to our formal collaborators Bob West (EPFL,
User:Cervisiarius) and Florian Lemmerich (RWTH Aachen University,
User:Flemmerich) who have been working in this area of research, truly
tirelessly. Florian had a lot of sleepless nights to prepare these
results.

If you have questions or comments, you know where to find us: IRC
channel #wikimedia-research on freenode (look for leila or lzia), the
discussion page where we document things, etc. Your role is key now.
Please look at the results in your languages, ponder on them, and tell
us if you see interesting patterns that we have missed and we should
consider digging deeper in and making sense of. And, please enjoy
using this data for your language. We stand behind these results [4].

Best,
Leila

[0] https://arxiv.org/pdf/1702.05379.pdf
[1] https://blog.wikimedia.org/2018/03/15/why-the-world-reads-wikipedia/
[2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Characterizing_Wikipedia_Reader_Behaviour/Robustness_across_languages
[3] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Characterizing_Wikipedia_Reader_Behaviour/Robustness_across_languages#Participating_languages
[4] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Characterizing_Wikipedia_Reader_Behaviour/Robustness_across_languages#Results

On Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 12:28 AM, Amir E. Aharoni
<[hidden email]> wrote:

> OK, I did it :)
>
> I don't write in the Russian Wikipedia as much as I do in Hebrew and
> English, but it should be OK.
>
>
> --
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> http://aharoni.wordpress.com
> ‪“We're living in pieces,
> I want to live in peace.” – T. Moore‬
>
> 2017-06-21 9:57 GMT+03:00 Leila Zia <[hidden email]>:
>
>> On Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 7:03 PM, Amir E. Aharoni
>> <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> >
>> > If I want this done for Hebrew and Russian, do I just reply to this
>> thread?
>>
>>
>> [Amir, you are aware of this but I'm hoping by saying it here we can
>> change the outcome.]
>>
>> At the moment, all text is translated to Russian but we don't have any
>> volunteer as a point of contact for Russian Wikipedia. The PoC is
>> needed to communicate the notifications from us to the ruwiki
>> community and also transfer anything we should know from that
>> community back to us. I have made having a PoC a (soft?) requirement
>> for running the survey in a language. If you are from ruwiki and you'd
>> like to be the PoC, please ping me immediately (I expect up to 3 hours
>> of your time to be spent in the next 2 months).
>>
>> If we don't find a PoC in the next 12 hours or so, we will need to
>> make a call whether to run in ruwiki or not. I'd love for us to run
>> the survey in ruwiki, especially as volunteers have already spent time
>> and care on the translations and there is little we (the broader
>> Wikimedia community) know about ruwiki. :)
>>
>> Here is the list of languages and their PoCs, if you're curious:
>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Characterizing_
>> Wikipedia_Reader_Behaviour/Robustness_across_languages#
>> Participating_languages
>>
>> Best,
>> Leila
>>
>> >
>> > בתאריך 21 באפר׳ 2017 19:46,‏ "Leila Zia" <[hidden email]> כתב:
>> >
>> > > Hi all,
>> > >
>> > > ==Background==
>> > > In November 2016, I presented the result of a joint research that
>> > > helped us understand English Wikipedia readers better. (Presentation
>> > > at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIaMuWA84bY ). I talked about how
>> > > we used English, Persian, and Spanish Wikipedia readers' inputs to
>> > > build a taxonomy of Wikipedia use-cases along several dimensions,
>> > > capturing users’ motivations to visit Wikipedia, the depth of
>> > > knowledge they are seeking, and their knowledge of the topic of
>> > > interest prior to visiting Wikipedia. I also talked about the results
>> > > of the study we did to quantify the prevalence of these use-cases via
>> > > a large-scale user survey conducted on English Wikipedia. In that
>> > > study, we also matched survey responses to the respondents’ digital
>> > > traces in Wikipedia’s server logs which enabled us in discovering
>> > > behavioral patterns associated with specific use-cases. You can read
>> > > the full study at https://arxiv.org/abs/1702.05379 .
>> > >
>> > > ==What do we want to do now?==
>> > > There are quite a few directions this research can continue on, and
>> > > the most immediate one is to understand whether the results that we
>> > > observe (in English Wikipeida) is robust across languages/cultures.
>> > > For this, we are going to repeat the study, but this time in more
>> > > languages. Here are the languages on our list: Arabic, Dutch, English,
>> > > Hindi, Japanese, Spanish (thanks to all the volunteers who have been
>> > > helping us translating all survey related documents to these
>> > > languages.:)
>> > >
>> > > ==What about your language?==
>> > > If your language is not one of the six languages above and you'd like
>> > > to learn about the readers of Wikipedia in it (in the specific ways
>> > > described above), please get back to me by Monday, April 24, AoE. I
>> > > cannot guarantee that we can run the study in your language, however,
>> > > I guarantee that we will give it a good try if you're interested. The
>> > > decision to include more languages will depend on: our capacity to do
>> > > the analysis, the speed at which your community can help us translate
>> > > the material to the language, the traffic to that language, a couple
>> > > of sentences on how you'd think the result can help your community,
>> > > and your willingness to help us document the results for your language
>> > > at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Characterizing_
>> > > Wikipedia_Reader_Behaviour
>> > > (Quite some work will need to go to have readable/usable
>> > > documentations available and we are too small to be able to guarantee
>> > > that on our own for many languages.)
>> > >
>> > > Best,
>> > > Leila
>> > >
>> > > --
>> > > Leila Zia
>> > > Senior Research Scientist
>> > > Wikimedia Foundation
>> > >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why We Read Wikipedia in your language

Frans Grijzenhout
Hi Leila, thank you for sharing the results of this important survey. Must
have been a tremendous job and we are very happy to have this information
about our readers now available. We will certainly discuss this with the
Dutch WP community. During this discussion we will of course also focus on
the difference between WP-NL and some other languages (another valuable
aspect of this research).
Thanks again, Frans

*Frans Grijzenhout*, voorzitter / chair
+31 6 5333 9499
--
*Vereniging Wikimedia Nederland*
Mariaplaats 3  -  3511 LH Utrecht
Kamer van Koophandel 17189036
http://www.wikimedia.nl/

2018-03-15 17:45 GMT+01:00 Leila Zia <[hidden email]>:

> Hi all,
>
> We are ready to share the result of the first part of the study for
> the 14 languages that participated in the survey with you. To recap:
> the goal of the first part of the study was to compute the prevalence
> of the use-cases of Wikipedia across the 14 languages, basically,
> generating plots similar to Figure 2 in our earlier research [0] for
> these languages. What took most of our time was the debiasing step we
> had to take for every language and triple-checking the results to make
> sure we didn't make a mistake. You can read more about this first part
> at the blog post we just published [1] and on meta [2].
>
> What's left? A lot! :) We took one big step to make sense of the data,
> but there is a lot left. We have now entered the second phase of the
> study during which we will try to do a deeper analysis to characterize
> readers by survey response type across as many languages as we can.
> The higher the number of survey responses from a language, the higher
> the chances for us to be able to get good results in this phase. We
> expect to be able to do this deeper analysis in around 5 languages,
> maybe more. We will let you know once we know more about this part.
>
> This is a good opportunity for me to thank many of you who have made
> this research possible. Many colleagues at Wikimedia Foundation
> stepped up and helped us in every step of the way, thanks to all of
> you. I specifically want to call out the work that the points of
> contacts and volunteers put to help us run the survey in your
> languages [3] and to our formal collaborators Bob West (EPFL,
> User:Cervisiarius) and Florian Lemmerich (RWTH Aachen University,
> User:Flemmerich) who have been working in this area of research, truly
> tirelessly. Florian had a lot of sleepless nights to prepare these
> results.
>
> If you have questions or comments, you know where to find us: IRC
> channel #wikimedia-research on freenode (look for leila or lzia), the
> discussion page where we document things, etc. Your role is key now.
> Please look at the results in your languages, ponder on them, and tell
> us if you see interesting patterns that we have missed and we should
> consider digging deeper in and making sense of. And, please enjoy
> using this data for your language. We stand behind these results [4].
>
> Best,
> Leila
>
> [0] https://arxiv.org/pdf/1702.05379.pdf
> [1] https://blog.wikimedia.org/2018/03/15/why-the-world-reads-wikipedia/
> [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Characterizing_
> Wikipedia_Reader_Behaviour/Robustness_across_languages
> [3] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Characterizing_
> Wikipedia_Reader_Behaviour/Robustness_across_languages#
> Participating_languages
> [4] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Characterizing_
> Wikipedia_Reader_Behaviour/Robustness_across_languages#Results
>
> On Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 12:28 AM, Amir E. Aharoni
> <[hidden email]> wrote:
> > OK, I did it :)
> >
> > I don't write in the Russian Wikipedia as much as I do in Hebrew and
> > English, but it should be OK.
> >
> >
> > --
> > Amir Elisha Aharoni · אָמִיר אֱלִישָׁע אַהֲרוֹנִי
> > http://aharoni.wordpress.com
> > ‪“We're living in pieces,
> > I want to live in peace.” – T. Moore‬
> >
> > 2017-06-21 9:57 GMT+03:00 Leila Zia <[hidden email]>:
> >
> >> On Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 7:03 PM, Amir E. Aharoni
> >> <[hidden email]> wrote:
> >> >
> >> > If I want this done for Hebrew and Russian, do I just reply to this
> >> thread?
> >>
> >>
> >> [Amir, you are aware of this but I'm hoping by saying it here we can
> >> change the outcome.]
> >>
> >> At the moment, all text is translated to Russian but we don't have any
> >> volunteer as a point of contact for Russian Wikipedia. The PoC is
> >> needed to communicate the notifications from us to the ruwiki
> >> community and also transfer anything we should know from that
> >> community back to us. I have made having a PoC a (soft?) requirement
> >> for running the survey in a language. If you are from ruwiki and you'd
> >> like to be the PoC, please ping me immediately (I expect up to 3 hours
> >> of your time to be spent in the next 2 months).
> >>
> >> If we don't find a PoC in the next 12 hours or so, we will need to
> >> make a call whether to run in ruwiki or not. I'd love for us to run
> >> the survey in ruwiki, especially as volunteers have already spent time
> >> and care on the translations and there is little we (the broader
> >> Wikimedia community) know about ruwiki. :)
> >>
> >> Here is the list of languages and their PoCs, if you're curious:
> >> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Characterizing_
> >> Wikipedia_Reader_Behaviour/Robustness_across_languages#
> >> Participating_languages
> >>
> >> Best,
> >> Leila
> >>
> >> >
> >> > בתאריך 21 באפר׳ 2017 19:46,‏ "Leila Zia" <[hidden email]> כתב:
> >> >
> >> > > Hi all,
> >> > >
> >> > > ==Background==
> >> > > In November 2016, I presented the result of a joint research that
> >> > > helped us understand English Wikipedia readers better. (Presentation
> >> > > at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIaMuWA84bY ). I talked about
> how
> >> > > we used English, Persian, and Spanish Wikipedia readers' inputs to
> >> > > build a taxonomy of Wikipedia use-cases along several dimensions,
> >> > > capturing users’ motivations to visit Wikipedia, the depth of
> >> > > knowledge they are seeking, and their knowledge of the topic of
> >> > > interest prior to visiting Wikipedia. I also talked about the
> results
> >> > > of the study we did to quantify the prevalence of these use-cases
> via
> >> > > a large-scale user survey conducted on English Wikipedia. In that
> >> > > study, we also matched survey responses to the respondents’ digital
> >> > > traces in Wikipedia’s server logs which enabled us in discovering
> >> > > behavioral patterns associated with specific use-cases. You can read
> >> > > the full study at https://arxiv.org/abs/1702.05379 .
> >> > >
> >> > > ==What do we want to do now?==
> >> > > There are quite a few directions this research can continue on, and
> >> > > the most immediate one is to understand whether the results that we
> >> > > observe (in English Wikipeida) is robust across languages/cultures.
> >> > > For this, we are going to repeat the study, but this time in more
> >> > > languages. Here are the languages on our list: Arabic, Dutch,
> English,
> >> > > Hindi, Japanese, Spanish (thanks to all the volunteers who have been
> >> > > helping us translating all survey related documents to these
> >> > > languages.:)
> >> > >
> >> > > ==What about your language?==
> >> > > If your language is not one of the six languages above and you'd
> like
> >> > > to learn about the readers of Wikipedia in it (in the specific ways
> >> > > described above), please get back to me by Monday, April 24, AoE. I
> >> > > cannot guarantee that we can run the study in your language,
> however,
> >> > > I guarantee that we will give it a good try if you're interested.
> The
> >> > > decision to include more languages will depend on: our capacity to
> do
> >> > > the analysis, the speed at which your community can help us
> translate
> >> > > the material to the language, the traffic to that language, a couple
> >> > > of sentences on how you'd think the result can help your community,
> >> > > and your willingness to help us document the results for your
> language
> >> > > at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Characterizing_
> >> > > Wikipedia_Reader_Behaviour
> >> > > (Quite some work will need to go to have readable/usable
> >> > > documentations available and we are too small to be able to
> guarantee
> >> > > that on our own for many languages.)
> >> > >
> >> > > Best,
> >> > > Leila
> >> > >
> >> > > --
> >> > > Leila Zia
> >> > > Senior Research Scientist
> >> > > Wikimedia Foundation
> >> > >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why We Read Wikipedia in your language

Leila Zia
Hi Frans,

On Sat, Mar 17, 2018 at 5:59 AM, Frans Grijzenhout <[hidden email]>
wrote:

> Hi Leila, thank you for sharing the results of this important survey. Must
> have been a tremendous job and we are very happy to have this information
> about our readers now available. We will certainly discuss this with the
> Dutch WP community. During this discussion we will of course also focus on
> the difference between WP-NL and some other languages (another valuable
> aspect of this research).
>

​Sure. If you need our help somewhere, please let me know. We're trying to
document everything, including how the results can be read by each
community, but I feel I'm always behind on documentation. :/ If you all run
into questions, just post them in the meta page. I'd also be happy to make
myself available for a call if that helps.

We will keep you posted (through your point of contact) if we learn more
about Dutch Wikipedia readers as we go deeper in analysis.

Best,
Leila



> Thanks again, Frans
>
> *Frans Grijzenhout*, voorzitter / chair
> +31 6 5333 9499
> --
> *Vereniging Wikimedia Nederland*
> Mariaplaats 3  -  3511 LH Utrecht
> Kamer van Koophandel 17189036
> http://www.wikimedia.nl/
>
> 2018-03-15 17:45 GMT+01:00 Leila Zia <[hidden email]>:
>
> > Hi all,
> >
> > We are ready to share the result of the first part of the study for
> > the 14 languages that participated in the survey with you. To recap:
> > the goal of the first part of the study was to compute the prevalence
> > of the use-cases of Wikipedia across the 14 languages, basically,
> > generating plots similar to Figure 2 in our earlier research [0] for
> > these languages. What took most of our time was the debiasing step we
> > had to take for every language and triple-checking the results to make
> > sure we didn't make a mistake. You can read more about this first part
> > at the blog post we just published [1] and on meta [2].
> >
> > What's left? A lot! :) We took one big step to make sense of the data,
> > but there is a lot left. We have now entered the second phase of the
> > study during which we will try to do a deeper analysis to characterize
> > readers by survey response type across as many languages as we can.
> > The higher the number of survey responses from a language, the higher
> > the chances for us to be able to get good results in this phase. We
> > expect to be able to do this deeper analysis in around 5 languages,
> > maybe more. We will let you know once we know more about this part.
> >
> > This is a good opportunity for me to thank many of you who have made
> > this research possible. Many colleagues at Wikimedia Foundation
> > stepped up and helped us in every step of the way, thanks to all of
> > you. I specifically want to call out the work that the points of
> > contacts and volunteers put to help us run the survey in your
> > languages [3] and to our formal collaborators Bob West (EPFL,
> > User:Cervisiarius) and Florian Lemmerich (RWTH Aachen University,
> > User:Flemmerich) who have been working in this area of research, truly
> > tirelessly. Florian had a lot of sleepless nights to prepare these
> > results.
> >
> > If you have questions or comments, you know where to find us: IRC
> > channel #wikimedia-research on freenode (look for leila or lzia), the
> > discussion page where we document things, etc. Your role is key now.
> > Please look at the results in your languages, ponder on them, and tell
> > us if you see interesting patterns that we have missed and we should
> > consider digging deeper in and making sense of. And, please enjoy
> > using this data for your language. We stand behind these results [4].
> >
> > Best,
> > Leila
> >
> > [0] https://arxiv.org/pdf/1702.05379.pdf
> > [1] https://blog.wikimedia.org/2018/03/15/why-the-world-reads-wikipedia/
> > [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Characterizing_
> > Wikipedia_Reader_Behaviour/Robustness_across_languages
> > [3] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Characterizing_
> > Wikipedia_Reader_Behaviour/Robustness_across_languages#
> > Participating_languages
> > [4] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Characterizing_
> > Wikipedia_Reader_Behaviour/Robustness_across_languages#Results
> >
> > On Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 12:28 AM, Amir E. Aharoni
> > <[hidden email]> wrote:
> > > OK, I did it :)
> > >
> > > I don't write in the Russian Wikipedia as much as I do in Hebrew and
> > > English, but it should be OK.
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > Amir Elisha Aharoni · אָמִיר אֱלִישָׁע אַהֲרוֹנִי
> > > http://aharoni.wordpress.com
> > > ‪“We're living in pieces,
> > > I want to live in peace.” – T. Moore‬
> > >
> > > 2017-06-21 9:57 GMT+03:00 Leila Zia <[hidden email]>:
> > >
> > >> On Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 7:03 PM, Amir E. Aharoni
> > >> <[hidden email]> wrote:
> > >> >
> > >> > If I want this done for Hebrew and Russian, do I just reply to this
> > >> thread?
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> [Amir, you are aware of this but I'm hoping by saying it here we can
> > >> change the outcome.]
> > >>
> > >> At the moment, all text is translated to Russian but we don't have any
> > >> volunteer as a point of contact for Russian Wikipedia. The PoC is
> > >> needed to communicate the notifications from us to the ruwiki
> > >> community and also transfer anything we should know from that
> > >> community back to us. I have made having a PoC a (soft?) requirement
> > >> for running the survey in a language. If you are from ruwiki and you'd
> > >> like to be the PoC, please ping me immediately (I expect up to 3 hours
> > >> of your time to be spent in the next 2 months).
> > >>
> > >> If we don't find a PoC in the next 12 hours or so, we will need to
> > >> make a call whether to run in ruwiki or not. I'd love for us to run
> > >> the survey in ruwiki, especially as volunteers have already spent time
> > >> and care on the translations and there is little we (the broader
> > >> Wikimedia community) know about ruwiki. :)
> > >>
> > >> Here is the list of languages and their PoCs, if you're curious:
> > >> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Characterizing_
> > >> Wikipedia_Reader_Behaviour/Robustness_across_languages#
> > >> Participating_languages
> > >>
> > >> Best,
> > >> Leila
> > >>
> > >> >
> > >> > בתאריך 21 באפר׳ 2017 19:46,‏ "Leila Zia" <[hidden email]> כתב:
> > >> >
> > >> > > Hi all,
> > >> > >
> > >> > > ==Background==
> > >> > > In November 2016, I presented the result of a joint research that
> > >> > > helped us understand English Wikipedia readers better.
> (Presentation
> > >> > > at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIaMuWA84bY ). I talked about
> > how
> > >> > > we used English, Persian, and Spanish Wikipedia readers' inputs to
> > >> > > build a taxonomy of Wikipedia use-cases along several dimensions,
> > >> > > capturing users’ motivations to visit Wikipedia, the depth of
> > >> > > knowledge they are seeking, and their knowledge of the topic of
> > >> > > interest prior to visiting Wikipedia. I also talked about the
> > results
> > >> > > of the study we did to quantify the prevalence of these use-cases
> > via
> > >> > > a large-scale user survey conducted on English Wikipedia. In that
> > >> > > study, we also matched survey responses to the respondents’
> digital
> > >> > > traces in Wikipedia’s server logs which enabled us in discovering
> > >> > > behavioral patterns associated with specific use-cases. You can
> read
> > >> > > the full study at https://arxiv.org/abs/1702.05379 .
> > >> > >
> > >> > > ==What do we want to do now?==
> > >> > > There are quite a few directions this research can continue on,
> and
> > >> > > the most immediate one is to understand whether the results that
> we
> > >> > > observe (in English Wikipeida) is robust across
> languages/cultures.
> > >> > > For this, we are going to repeat the study, but this time in more
> > >> > > languages. Here are the languages on our list: Arabic, Dutch,
> > English,
> > >> > > Hindi, Japanese, Spanish (thanks to all the volunteers who have
> been
> > >> > > helping us translating all survey related documents to these
> > >> > > languages.:)
> > >> > >
> > >> > > ==What about your language?==
> > >> > > If your language is not one of the six languages above and you'd
> > like
> > >> > > to learn about the readers of Wikipedia in it (in the specific
> ways
> > >> > > described above), please get back to me by Monday, April 24, AoE.
> I
> > >> > > cannot guarantee that we can run the study in your language,
> > however,
> > >> > > I guarantee that we will give it a good try if you're interested.
> > The
> > >> > > decision to include more languages will depend on: our capacity to
> > do
> > >> > > the analysis, the speed at which your community can help us
> > translate
> > >> > > the material to the language, the traffic to that language, a
> couple
> > >> > > of sentences on how you'd think the result can help your
> community,
> > >> > > and your willingness to help us document the results for your
> > language
> > >> > > at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Characterizing_
> > >> > > Wikipedia_Reader_Behaviour
> > >> > > (Quite some work will need to go to have readable/usable
> > >> > > documentations available and we are too small to be able to
> > guarantee
> > >> > > that on our own for many languages.)
> > >> > >
> > >> > > Best,
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why We Read Wikipedia in your language

Leila Zia
Hi all,

Update time.

Thank you all for your patience and support as we went through the
different stages of the analysis for this study. We have now concluded
the study based on the survey of the 14 Wikipedia languages [1]. Here
is what will happen next:

* We are doing some relatively major documentation at
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Characterizing_Wikipedia_Reader_Behaviour
. The goal is to have that page and the sub-pages in a way that can be
consumed more easily by audiences beyond researchers. I expect the
pages to come to life almost completely on or before 2018-09-14. We
will need the first couple of weeks of October for data and code
documentation to make sure you have all the data you need for your
languages to dig deeper if you choose to. By the end of October,
please expect all documentation to be completed.

* We are happy to try to give presentations about this research to
your language community if there is interest on your end and we can
make it work on our end. The priority will be given to languages that
already participated in the study. If you want to sign up for one,
please go to https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Characterizing_Wikipedia_Reader_Behaviour/Contact_us#Request_a_presentation

* Our November Research Showcase [2] will most likely be on this
topic, so if you want to have a general overview of the results, keep
an eye on that.

* We have submitted a research paper to a peer-reviewed conference
based on this work. There is an anonymization process for the reviews
and in order to not break that we will wait until the results are out
(towards the end of October) and only then put the full paper on
arxiv, under CC BY-SA 4.0 or a more permissive license.

* We are discussing with our collaborators to potentially set up a
challenge for researchers to work with a subset of the data
(anonymized/aggregated/...) to answer an interesting research
questions. If you want to brainstorm with us about this, please drop a
line at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research_talk:Characterizing_Wikipedia_Reader_Behaviour

* Do you have an idea about how to more effectively disseminate this
knowledge? please call it out. There is quite a bit of knowledge to
share and we're honestly not 100% sure what the best way to do it is
across a global movement. As a result, we're offering a mix of
documentation, pinging points of contacts in each language so they're
aware of them, general presentations, language specific presentations,
as well as data documentation for you to be able to dig on your own
deeper.

Best,
Leila, on behalf of the researchers (Florian Lemmerich, Diego Saez,
Bob West, and myself)

[1] ar, bn, de, en, es, he, hi, hu, ja, nl, ro, ru, uk, zh
[2] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Research/Showcase

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why We Read Wikipedia in your language

Leila Zia
Hi all,

Update time.

Given that this is a long email: there is an action item in the 5th
bullet point below for the language communities who want to
participate in the next iteration of the study. If you are interested
to have your language included in the study, we need a response by
2019-02-15. See below for more.

* The paper on Why the World Reads Wikipedia is accepted in WSDM '19
[1]. If you are planning to attend the conference, stop by to hear
Florian Lemmerich presenting the work. You can read the paper at
https://arxiv.org/abs/1812.00474 . If you have time to only read one
subsection of the paper, we would recommend section 4.4. Summary of
Results. From there, you can start reading the other parts of the
paper depending on your interest about introduction, methodology and
data, etc. If you prefer to watch a presentation about the paper, you
can check out the December 2018 Research showcase [2].

* Remember that our offer to provide presentations and discuss the
result with your language community, if your language is part of the
14 languages in the study [3], is still on the table. :) If you want
to talk with us about this topic, sign up at
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research_talk:Characterizing_Wikipedia_Reader_Behaviour/Contact_us#Request_a_presentation
. No pressure from us: only if having a conversation about readers
help your language community in what you do.

* We have put extensive effort to document the code [4] and data [5]
for this research such that each language community can dive in their
data as they see fit.

* What's next?
The previous results made one point clear to us: geography and
language matter and depending on from where in the world the reader is
accessing a specific Wikipedia language, they may have different needs
and motivations [6]. We hypothesize that age, gender, education,
native language, as well as geographic region the reader is from can
help us understand and characterize the needs and motivations of
Wikipedia readers better. As some of you may already be guessing:
there are some big questions ahead of us. For example, are there
disparities in access to content depending on the readers' age or
gender? Does the trajectory of readers differ depending on their
demographics? We'd like to start addressing questions along these
lines and better understand the needs and motivations of
sub-populations within a country or language community.

To do the above, we will rerun the study and this time we will include
some demographics questions as part of the study.

* How can your language community participate in the upcoming study of
reader demographics?
As always, research on this front is not possible without a very close
collaboration between the language communities who will participate in
this study and the researchers. If you want your language to be
included in this round of the study, please sign up at
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research_talk:Characterizing_Wikipedia_Reader_Behaviour/Demographics_and_Wikipedia_use_cases#Interested_languages
on or before 2019-02-15 .

Please note that the priority will be given to the 14 languages that
participated in the previous round and that we will do our best to
include new languages. Also note that we may not be able to run the
study in all the languages that sign up: the traffic to the language
edition, the diversity that the inclusion of the language can bring to
the language pool, our capacity to run the analysis in the language,
the availability of the point of contact from the language for
translations will all play a role in the final list of languages that
we can include in the study. This being said, please don't shy away
from listing your language there if you're interested. :)

Best,
Leila, on behalf of the researchers (Isaac Johnson, Florian Lemmerich,
Diego Saez, Markus Strohmaier, Bob West, and myself)

[1] http://www.wsdm-conference.org/2019/
[2] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Research/Showcase#December_2018
[3] ar, bn, de, en, es, he, hi, hu, ja, nl, ro, ru, uk, zh
[4] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Characterizing_Wikipedia_Reader_Behaviour/Code
[5] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Characterizing_Wikipedia_Reader_Behaviour/Data
[6] The needs and motivations themselves don't change, but the
distribution over possible options can change, as well as the reader
characteristics that can describe them.
[7] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Characterizing_Wikipedia_Reader_Behaviour/Demographics_and_Wikipedia_use_cases

On Mon, Sep 10, 2018 at 5:43 PM Leila Zia <[hidden email]> wrote:

>
> Hi all,
>
> Update time.
>
> Thank you all for your patience and support as we went through the
> different stages of the analysis for this study. We have now concluded
> the study based on the survey of the 14 Wikipedia languages [1]. Here
> is what will happen next:
>
> * We are doing some relatively major documentation at
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Characterizing_Wikipedia_Reader_Behaviour
> . The goal is to have that page and the sub-pages in a way that can be
> consumed more easily by audiences beyond researchers. I expect the
> pages to come to life almost completely on or before 2018-09-14. We
> will need the first couple of weeks of October for data and code
> documentation to make sure you have all the data you need for your
> languages to dig deeper if you choose to. By the end of October,
> please expect all documentation to be completed.
>
> * We are happy to try to give presentations about this research to
> your language community if there is interest on your end and we can
> make it work on our end. The priority will be given to languages that
> already participated in the study. If you want to sign up for one,
> please go to https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Characterizing_Wikipedia_Reader_Behaviour/Contact_us#Request_a_presentation
>
> * Our November Research Showcase [2] will most likely be on this
> topic, so if you want to have a general overview of the results, keep
> an eye on that.
>
> * We have submitted a research paper to a peer-reviewed conference
> based on this work. There is an anonymization process for the reviews
> and in order to not break that we will wait until the results are out
> (towards the end of October) and only then put the full paper on
> arxiv, under CC BY-SA 4.0 or a more permissive license.
>
> * We are discussing with our collaborators to potentially set up a
> challenge for researchers to work with a subset of the data
> (anonymized/aggregated/...) to answer an interesting research
> questions. If you want to brainstorm with us about this, please drop a
> line at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research_talk:Characterizing_Wikipedia_Reader_Behaviour
>
> * Do you have an idea about how to more effectively disseminate this
> knowledge? please call it out. There is quite a bit of knowledge to
> share and we're honestly not 100% sure what the best way to do it is
> across a global movement. As a result, we're offering a mix of
> documentation, pinging points of contacts in each language so they're
> aware of them, general presentations, language specific presentations,
> as well as data documentation for you to be able to dig on your own
> deeper.
>
> Best,
> Leila, on behalf of the researchers (Florian Lemmerich, Diego Saez,
> Bob West, and myself)
>
> [1] ar, bn, de, en, es, he, hi, hu, ja, nl, ro, ru, uk, zh
> [2] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Research/Showcase

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