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December 14, 2005

Wikipedia rivals Encyclopedia Brittanica

Filed under: Wikis — admin @ 7:10 pm

This week’s issue of Nature contains a survey ( it’s on free access) of the quality of a sample of scientific entries in Wikipedia. They emerged as having hardly any more errors than corresponding entries in Encyclopedia Brittanica, often considered the gold standard of encyclopedias. In the survey, in which I was involved, entries were reviewed by external experts in each of the topics.

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