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Maturity assessment of Wikipedia medical articles

Recent studies report that Internet users are growingly looking for health information through the Wikipedia Medicine Portal, a collaboratively edited multitude of articles with contents often comparable with professionally edited material.
Automatic quality assessment of the Wikipedia medical articles has not received much attention by Academia and it presents open distinctive challenges. In this paper, we  propose to tag the medical articles on the Wikipedia Medicine Portal, clearly stating their maturity degree, intended as a summarizing measure of several article properties. For this purpose, we adopt the Analytic Hierarchy Process, a well known methodology for decision making, to evaluate the maturity degree of more than 24000 Wikipedia medical articles, based on several features.


IIT authors:

Riccardo Conti

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Emanuel Marzini

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Angelo Spognardi

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Type: TR Technical reports
Field of reference: Information Technology and Communication Systems
IIT TR-07/2014

File: TR-07-2014.pdf