WikiWarMonitor is a website dedicated to resolving Wikipedia edit wars. It is operated by a group of researchers from Oxford Internet Institute, Rutgers University, and Central European University.

WikiWarMonitor is part of a project called ICTeCollective (Harnessing ICT- enabled Collective Social Behaviour) and is supported by the European Commission, CORDIS FP7 (Seventh Framework Programme), ICT (Information and communications technology), and FET-Open (Future and Emerging Technologies Open Scheme).

According to CORDIS, the objective of ICT research under the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) (which ICTeCollectiveis/WikiWarMonitor are part of) is "to improve the competitiveness of European industry – as well as to enable Europe to master and shape the future developments of these technologies so that the demands of its society and economy are met".

Findings edit

The website publishes a list of the top 100 most controversial Wikipedia articles in 13 different languages using a custom algorithm.[1][2][3] One of their findings was that the editorial conflicts vary by language and are endless when it comes to polarizing terms such as 'Homosexuality' or individuals such as former U.S. President George W. Bush.[4]

Top 100 controversial articles in English wikipedia edit

WikiWarMonitor list of top 100 controversial articles in English Wikipedia as of 2013:[1]

Publications edit

  • Edit wars in Wikipedia R. Sumi, T. Yasseri, A. Rung, A. Kornai, and J. Kertész, IEEE Xplore, IEEE Third International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom) 9-11 Oct. 724-727, Boston, MA, USA (2011).
  • Dynamics of conflicts in Wikipedia T. Yasseri, R. Sumi, A. Rung, A. Kornai, and J. Kertész, PLoS ONE 7(6): e38869 (2012).
  • Opinions, Conflicts and Consensus: Modeling Social Dynamics in a Collaborative Environment J. Török, G. Iñiguez, T. Yasseri, M. San Miguel, K. Kaski and J. Kertész, Physical Review Letters 110(8), 088701 (2013).
  • The Most Controversial Topics in Wikipedia: A Multilingual and Geographical Analysis T. Yasseri, A. SPoerri, M. Graham, and J. Kertész, Scarecrow Press (2014), (Forthcoming).

References edit

  1. ^ a b WikiWarMonitor Home Page, Retrieved July 28, 2014
  2. ^ (July 22, 2013), Researchers Reveal The World's Most Controversial Wikipedia Articles, Business Insider Retrieved July 28, 2014
  3. ^ (August 10, 2013) Os 100 artigos que incendeiam guerras na Wikipedia (In Portuguese), Exame Retrieved July 28, 2014
  4. ^ (June 21, 2012) Las guerras de Wikipedia (In Spanish), BBC Mundo Retrieved July 28, 2014

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