Manypedia: Comparing Language Points of View of Wikipedia Communities
Paolo Massa, Federico Scrinzi
8th International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration (WikiSym), Linz, Austria.
2012

Manypedia: Comparing Language Points of View of Wikipedia Communities

Manypedia is online at http://www.manypedia.com

The 4 million articles of the English Wikipedia have been written in a collaborative fashion by more than 16 million volunteer editors. On each article, the community of editors strive to reach a neutral point of view, representing all significant views fairly,
proportionately, and without biases. However, beside the English
one, there are more than 280 editions of Wikipedia in different
languages and their relatively isolated communities of editors are
not forced by the platform to discuss and negotiate their points of
view. So the empirical question is: do communities on different
language Wikipedias develop their own diverse Linguistic Points
of View (LPOV)? To answer this question we created and released
as open source Manypedia, a web tool whose aim is to facilitate
cross-cultural analysis of Wikipedia language communities by providing an easy way to compare automatically translated versions of their different representations of the same topic.

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