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Ranking of Wikipedia articles in search engines revisited: Fair ranking for reasonable quality?

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Ranking of Wikipedia articles in search engines revisited: Fair ranking for reasonable quality?
This paper aims to review the fiercely discussed question of whether the ranking of Wikipedia articles in search engines is justified by the quality of the articles. After an overview of current research on information quality in Wikipedia, a summary of the extended discussion on the quality of encyclopedic entries in general is given. On this basis, a heuristic method for evaluating Wikipedia entries is developed and applied to Wikipedia articles that scored highly in a search engine retrieval effectiveness test and compared with the relevance judgment of jurors. In all search engines tested, Wikipedia results are unanimously judged better by the jurors than other results on the corresponding results position. Relevance judgments often roughly correspond with the results from the heuristic evaluation. Cases in which high relevance judgments are not in accordance with the comparatively low score from the heuristic evaluation are interpreted as an indicator of a high degree of trust in...
Dirk Lewandowski, Ulrike Spree
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Type Journal
Year 2011
Where JASIS
Authors Dirk Lewandowski, Ulrike Spree
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