Hidden gems in the Wikipedia discussions: The Wikipedians' rationales

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Abstract

This paper presents a series of completed and ongoing studies that are aimed at understanding the role of the Wikipedians' rationales in the Wikipedia discussions. We define a rationale as one's justification of her view-point and suggestion. Our studies demonstrate the potential of leveraging the Wikipedians' rationales in the discussions as resources for future decision-makings and as resources for eliciting knowledge about the community's norms, practices and policies. Viewed as the rich digital traces in these environments, we consider them to be beneficial for the community members, such as helping newcomers familiarize themselves on the commonly accepted justificatory reasoning styles. We call for more research attention to the discussion content from this rationale study perspective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWS-16-16
Subtitle of host publicationCitiLab; WS-16-17: Wiki; WS-16-18: News and Public Opinion; WS-16-19: Social Media in the Newroom; WS-16-20: Social Web for Envioronmental and Ecological Monitoring
PublisherAI Access Foundation
Pages96-97
Number of pages2
VolumeWS-16-16 - WS-16-20
ISBN (Electronic)9781577357681
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2016 - Cologne, Germany
Duration: May 17 2016May 20 2016

Other

Other10th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2016
CountryGermany
CityCologne
Period5/17/165/20/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Xiao, L. (2016). Hidden gems in the Wikipedia discussions: The Wikipedians' rationales. In WS-16-16: CitiLab; WS-16-17: Wiki; WS-16-18: News and Public Opinion; WS-16-19: Social Media in the Newroom; WS-16-20: Social Web for Envioronmental and Ecological Monitoring (Vol. WS-16-16 - WS-16-20, pp. 96-97). AI Access Foundation.