The social roles of bots and assisted editing programs
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|The social roles of bots and assisted editing programs|
|Authors:||R. Stuart Geiger|
|Citation:||Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration : 30. 2009|
|Publisher:||Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA|
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The social roles of bots and assisted editing tools examines the software programs the edit in Wikipedia.
The statistics in the paper was also partially reported in The work of sustaining order in Wikipedia: the banning of a vandal.
Data collected from 4. February 2009 to 1. April 2009: 12,352,612 edits in total. Bots status were coded and assisted editing programs were detected "by the presence of various indicators"
Previous results from 2005 and 2006 indicated that on 2% to 4% edits were attributable to bots. For the 2009 dataset:
- 16.33% were bot edits
- 12.16% assisted edits
- 28.03% anonymous edits
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