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On 21 April 2017 at 18:58, Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijs...@gmail.com>

> Hoi,
> Is this paper behind a paywall ?
> Thanks,
>      GerardM
> On 21 April 2017 at 18:45, Leila Zia <le...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> ==Background==
>> In November 2016, I presented the result of a joint research that
>> helped us understand English Wikipedia readers better. (Presentation
>> at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIaMuWA84bY ). I talked about how
>> we used English, Persian, and Spanish Wikipedia readers' inputs to
>> build a taxonomy of Wikipedia use-cases along several dimensions,
>> capturing users’ motivations to visit Wikipedia, the depth of
>> knowledge they are seeking, and their knowledge of the topic of
>> interest prior to visiting Wikipedia. I also talked about the results
>> of the study we did to quantify the prevalence of these use-cases via
>> a large-scale user survey conducted on English Wikipedia. In that
>> study, we also matched survey responses to the respondents’ digital
>> traces in Wikipedia’s server logs which enabled us in discovering
>> behavioral patterns associated with specific use-cases. You can read
>> the full study at https://arxiv.org/abs/1702.05379 .
>> ==What do we want to do now?==
>> There are quite a few directions this research can continue on, and
>> the most immediate one is to understand whether the results that we
>> observe (in English Wikipeida) is robust across languages/cultures.
>> For this, we are going to repeat the study, but this time in more
>> languages. Here are the languages on our list: Arabic, Dutch, English,
>> Hindi, Japanese, Spanish (thanks to all the volunteers who have been
>> helping us translating all survey related documents to these
>> languages.:)
>> ==What about your language?==
>> If your language is not one of the six languages above and you'd like
>> to learn about the readers of Wikipedia in it (in the specific ways
>> described above), please get back to me by Monday, April 24, AoE. I
>> cannot guarantee that we can run the study in your language, however,
>> I guarantee that we will give it a good try if you're interested. The
>> decision to include more languages will depend on: our capacity to do
>> the analysis, the speed at which your community can help us translate
>> the material to the language, the traffic to that language, a couple
>> of sentences on how you'd think the result can help your community,
>> and your willingness to help us document the results for your language
>> at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Characterizing_Wiki
>> pedia_Reader_Behaviour
>> (Quite some work will need to go to have readable/usable
>> documentations available and we are too small to be able to guarantee
>> that on our own for many languages.)
>> Best,
>> Leila
>> --
>> Leila Zia
>> Senior Research Scientist
>> Wikimedia Foundation
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