On the Feasibility of External Factual Support as Wikipedia’s Quality Metric

Carlos G. Velázquez, Leticia C. Cagnina, Marcelo L. Errecalde


Developing metrics to estimate the information quality of Wikipedia articles is an interesting and important research area. In this article, we propose and analyse the feasibility, of a new quality metric based on the “external factual support” of an article. The rationale behind this metric is identified, a formal definition of the metric is presented and some implementation aspects are introduced. Preliminary results show the feasibility of our proposal and its potential to discriminate high quality versus low quality Wikipedia’s articles.

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