Stanford Advisors

Research Interests

  • Data Sciences

All Publications

  • On the Value of Wikipedia as a Gateway to the Web Piccardi, T., Redi, M., Colavizza, G., West, R., ACM ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY. 2021: 249-260
  • Crosslingual Topic Modeling with WikiPDA Piccardi, T., West, R., ACM ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY. 2021: 3032-3041
  • Meta-Research: Reader engagement with medical content on Wikipedia. eLife Maggio, L. A., Steinberg, R. M., Piccardi, T. n., Willinsky, J. M. 2020; 9


    Articles on Wikipedia about health and medicine are maintained by WikiProject Medicine (WPM), and are widely used by health professionals, students and others. We have compared these articles, and reader engagement with them, to other articles on Wikipedia. We found that WPM articles are longer, possess a greater density of external links, and are visited more often than other articles on Wikipedia. Readers of WPM articles are more likely to hover over and view footnotes than other readers, but are less likely to visit the hyperlinked sources in these footnotes. Our findings suggest that WPM readers appear to use links to external sources to verify and authorize Wikipedia content, rather than to examine the sources themselves.

    View details for DOI 10.7554/eLife.52426

    View details for PubMedID 32142406

  • Structuring Wikipedia Articles with Section Recommendations Piccardi, T., Catasta, M., Zia, L., West, R., ACM/SIGIR ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY. 2018: 665–74