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Wednesday, October 18, 2006 at 15:00
Room 4.15 in the Physics Building

Vinko Zlatic
Theoretical Physics Division, Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Zagreb, Croatia

Physics and Wikipedia  

Wikipedias: Collaborative web-based encyclopedias as complex networks

Abstract:
In this talk I will give overview of the recent research of Wikipedia structure.
There is a number of different motivations for the research of Wikipedia and a
number of different topics physicist community is interested in and which will
be mentioned in the talk. A detailed report on Wikipedia structure as a complex
network will be presented. Different models which are trying to capture some of
interesting Wikipedia properties will also be elaborated. In the end of the
talk I will shortly expose future directions of the Wikipedia research as well
as a research on general knowledge networks  and hopefully initiate a small
discussion on the topic.


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