When the Wikipedians Talk: Network and Tree Structure of Wikipedia Discussion Pages

Authors

  • David Laniado Barcelona Media Innovation Centre and DEI, Politecnico di Milano
  • Riccardo Tasso DEI, Politecnico di Milano
  • Yana Volkovich Barcelona Media Innovation Centre
  • Andreas Kaltenbrunner Barcelona Media Innovation Centre

Abstract

Talk pages play a fundamental role in Wikipedia as the place for discussion and communication. In this work we use the comments on these pages to extract and study three networks, corresponding to different kinds of interactions. We find evidence of a specific assortativity profile which differentiates article discussions from personal conversations. An analysis of the tree structure of the article talk pages allows to capture patterns of interaction, and reveals structural differences among the discussions about articles from different semantic areas.

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Published

2021-08-03

How to Cite

Laniado, D., Tasso, R., Volkovich, Y., & Kaltenbrunner, A. (2021). When the Wikipedians Talk: Network and Tree Structure of Wikipedia Discussion Pages. Proceedings of the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, 5(1), 177-184. Retrieved from https://ojs.aaai.org/index.php/ICWSM/article/view/14100