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Wikipedia spellings
By Techgirl

I love Wikipedia.  It is my goto site for research on many technology articles.  Wikipedia is the finest example of crowd sourcing.

Like all crowd sourced websites (and for that matter all the news websites that I write for including Techgoss) some of the articles have spelling mistakes.

American MBA student Jon Stacey has spent many days text mining Wikipedia for misspelled words. 


The question asked is how does the percentage of misspellings on Wikipedia, relative to total content, change through time?

Results: The percentage of words relative to content that were categorized as misspelled increased year over year consistently. Table 1 and graph 1 show this increasing growth.

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As always, there are many more details on Jon’s blog post than this small extract above.


Techgoss note:  Techgirl is a senior Tech journalist who reports on the IT, KPO and KPO Sectors for a leading media house.  In her spare time, she dabbles in satire in her blog techgirltalk.blogspot.com.  Techgirl has been ejected from Twitter for satirizing an Indian Minister.  Her satire blog has links to her Times of India interview detailing her being kicked out of Twitter, and then being invited back.


(12/24/2011)
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