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you may want to check out our Wiki Explorator (http://rubyforge.org/projects/wiki-explorator/), a set of Ruby classes to explore any MediaWiki, as long as you got access to the underlying database (e.g., a local dump of Wikipedia). The open-source software integrates with R (igraph, statnet), Gnuplot, and Graphviz. It allows for a number of network views on wikis, for example, (1) coauthorship, (2) hyperlink, (3) copages, and (4) two-mode page-user graphs, all of which can be exported to a variety of formats in case you don't want to use our software for the analysis. In addition to the open-source software, we provide the Wiki Explorator as an online tool (http://www.kinf.wiai.uni-bamberg.de/mwstat/), which provides you with a quick report of your wiki in question.
Dr. Steffen Blaschke
Assistant Professor at the Chair of Organization and Management
Faculty of Business, Economics, and Social Sciences
University of Hamburg
20146 Hamburg, Germany
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SSRN Working Papers: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1512471 and http://ssrn.com/abstract=1512498
On Oct 10, 2010, at 3:05 AM, Derek Hansen wrote:
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> I have a student building a tool that will import network data from
> Wikipedia (and other MediaWiki sites) into NodeXL. NodeXL already has
> other importers that grab network data (and other relevant statistics)
> from Twitter, Email, YouTube, and Flickr, but nothing yet for wikis.
> Our question is this: What networks should we allow people to import
> and what other statistics about the Edges or Vertices should we
> Here are some examples:
> a) The user-to-wiki page bimodal network that links a person to a page
> when they've edited the page
> b) The derivative user-to-user network based on pages they've co-edited
> c) The derivative page-to-page network based on shared users who've
> edited both pages
> We haven't focused on the page-to-page hyperlink network, since
> existing tools such as VOSON can capture those. Other ideas and
> thoughts would be welcome.
> Also, we're always looking for people to build data importers from new
> social media sites, so let us know if you or a student are willing to
> do so.
> Derek Hansen
> Assistant Professor
> University of Maryland
> College of Information Studies
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