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On Mon, Nov 18, 2019 at 3:01 PM Janna Layton <jlay...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Hello all,
>
> Reminder that the Research Showcase will be this Wednesday. Details below.
>
> On Fri, Nov 15, 2019 at 12:22 PM Janna Layton <jlay...@wikimedia.org>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> The next Research Showcase will be live-streamed on Wednesday, November
>> 20, 2019, at 9:30 AM PST/17:30 UTC. We’ll have a presentation from Martin
>> Potthast of Leipzig University on text reuse in Wikipedia and other
>> presentation from the Wikimedia Foundation’s Isaac Johnson on the
>> demographics and interests of Wikipedia’s readers.
>>
>> YouTube stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIko_V1k09s
>>
>> As usual, you can join the conversation on IRC at #wikimedia-research.
>> You can also watch our past research showcases here:
>> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Research/Showcase
>>
>> This month's presentations:
>>
>> Wikipedia Text Reuse: Within and Without
>>
>> By Martin Potthast, Leipzig University
>>
>> We study text reuse related to Wikipedia at scale by compiling the first
>> corpus of text reuse cases within Wikipedia as well as without (i.e., reuse
>> of Wikipedia text in a  sample of the Common Crawl). To discover reuse
>> beyond verbatim copy and paste, we employ state-of-the-art text reuse
>> detection technology, scaling it for the first time to process the entire
>> Wikipedia as part of a distributed retrieval pipeline. We further report on
>> a pilot analysis of the 100 million reuse cases inside, and the 1.6 million
>> reuse cases outside Wikipedia that we discovered. Text reuse inside
>> Wikipedia gives rise to new tasks such as article template induction,
>> fixing quality flaws, or complementing Wikipedia’s ontology. Text reuse
>> outside Wikipedia yields a tangible metric for the emerging field of
>> quantifying Wikipedia’s influence on the web. To foster future research
>> into these tasks, and for reproducibility’s sake, the Wikipedia text reuse
>> corpus and the retrieval pipeline are made freely available. Paper
>> <https://webis.de/publications.html#?q=wikipedia%20ecir%202019>, Demo
>> <https://demo.webis.de/wikipedia-text-reuse/>
>>
>>
>> Characterizing Wikipedia Reader Demographics and Interests
>>
>> By Isaac Johnson, Wikimedia Foundation
>>
>> Building on two past surveys on the motivation and needs of Wikipedia
>> readers (Why We Read Wikipedia
>> <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Research/Showcase#November_2016>;
>> Why the World Reads Wikipedia
>> <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Research/Showcase#December_2018>),
>> we examine the relationship between Wikipedia reader demographics and their
>> interests and needs. Specifically, we run surveys in thirteen different
>> languages that ask readers three questions about their motivation for
>> reading Wikipedia (motivation, needs, and familiarity) and five questions
>> about their demographics (age, gender, education, locale, and native
>> language). We link these survey results with the respondents' reading
>> sessions -- i.e. sequence of Wikipedia page views -- to gain a more
>> fine-grained understanding of how a reader's context relates to their
>> activity on Wikipedia. We find that readers have a diversity of backgrounds
>> but that the high-level needs of readers do not correlate strongly with
>> individual demographics. We also find, however, that there are
>> relationships between demographics and specific topic interests that are
>> consistent across many cultures and languages. This work provides insights
>> into the reach of various Wikipedia language editions and the relationship
>> between content or contributor gaps and reader gaps. See the meta page
>> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Characterizing_Wikipedia_Reader_Behaviour/Demographics_and_Wikipedia_use_cases#Reader_Surveys>
>> for more details.
>>
>> --
>> Janna Layton (she, her)
>> Administrative Assistant - Product & Technology
>> Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
>>
>
>
> --
> Janna Layton (she, her)
> Administrative Assistant - Product & Technology
> Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
>


-- 
Janna Layton (she, her)
Administrative Assistant - Product & Technology
Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
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