Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining

2014 Edition
| Editors: Reda Alhajj, Jon Rokne

Wikipedia Knowledge Community Modeling

  • Michal Jankowski-Lorek
  • Lukasz Ostrowski
  • Piotr Turek
  • Adam Wierzbicki
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6170-8_269


Collective intelligence; Knowledge management; Online collaboration; Online community; Virtual team; Wisdom of crowds


Knowledge Community

A virtual community on the Internet, whose participants exchange, share, create, evaluate, teach, or learn knowledge


A free, collaboratively edited, and multilingual Internet encyclopedia supported by the nonprofit Wikimedia Foundation, containing currently 22 million articles (over 4 million in English)


(Multidimensional Behavioral Social Network) A collection of social network that share a subset of nodes but have different edges with various interpretations


The Wikipedia knowledge community is a knowledge community of Wikipedia editors. The Wikipedia itself is a multilingual project, with over 280 language versions currently available. For this reason, the Wikipedia knowledge community can be thought of as composed by knowledge communities of editors of the various language versions. However, editors of...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michal Jankowski-Lorek
    • 1
  • Lukasz Ostrowski
    • 2
  • Piotr Turek
    • 1
  • Adam Wierzbicki
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of InformaticsPolish-Japanese Institute of Information TechnologyWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Warsaw UniversityWarsawPoland