InfoWikimedia Deutschland is a use case partner in the research project RENDER (Reflecting Knowledge Diversity). In cooperation with our project partners we analyse and evaluate diversity in Wikipedia. Diversity is important for Wikipedia because it is a result of complete coverage of facts and a balanced representation of all viewpoints. Diversity is necessary for an encyclopaedic and neutral description.
All our analysis focus on metrics for quality as they apply in Wikipedia. We take the following criteria into account:
The toolkit provides a first insight into our diversity analysis in Wikipedia, as they will be implemented in the RENDER project.
Planned Supporting Tools
At a later stage of the project we are going to integrate the results in different supporting applications. These tools will lead users to locations in Wikipedia, which need to be improved. We are going to develop two supporting tools:
These supporting tools cannot and should not give an answer to the question whether an article is incomplete or biased by emphasis from a certain point of view. For that it still needs human judgement. The tools can only provide advice for problematic articles. These articles may be reviewed and corrected by human beings. An automatic review of articles could save time. Saved time could be used for completion and improvement of Wikipedia. Furthermore it is possible to detect a lack of diversity with technical aid, that cannot be done manually within reasonable time.
The whole toolkit as well as the tools are in a continuous process of development. We are looking forward to receiving suggestions, feedback or ideas on discussion page concerning RENDER in Wikipedia or by email.
Mockup of the Task List Generator displaying the form
for narrowing down results and the result list itself.
Mockup of the Article Statistics and Quality Monitor
RENDER is funded by
All data used on this page originate from the Wikipedia
project of the Wikimedia Foundation.
The source code of these tools is, unless stated otherwise, licensed under GNU General Public License v3