Factors influencing approval of Wikipedia bots

Ayse Dalgali, Kevin Crowston

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Abstract

Before a Wikipedia bot is allowed to edit, the operator of the bot must get approval. The Bot Approvals Group (BAG), a committee of Wikipedia bot developers, users and editors, discusses each bot request to reach consensus regarding approval or denial. We examine factors related to approval of a bot by analyzing 100 bots' project pages. The results suggest that usefulness, value-based decision making and the bot's status (e.g., automatic or manual) are related to approval. This study may contribute to understanding decision making regarding the human-automation boundary and may lead to developing more efficient bots.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 53rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2020
EditorsTung X. Bui
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages136-145
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780998133133
StatePublished - 2020
Event53rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2020 - Maui, United States
Duration: Jan 7 2020Jan 10 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Volume2020-January
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Conference

Conference53rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMaui
Period1/7/201/10/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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