Gay rights in different language Wikipedias

- go through the pages in different language Wikipedias that have an entry for "Gay Rights"
- three parts:

1. Word count [we have used the word count as an indication of the comprehensiveness of an article]:

- select all text in the article. Copy the text into a wordprocessor like Microsoft Word. Use the word count option to calculate the amount of words

- make an Excel sheet where we input the wordcount for the "Gay Rights" article lengths in different languages
- put them in descending order
- put into Bubblelines tool [http://tools.issuecrawler.net/beta/bubbleline/] in order to produce relative size bubbles

2. Mapping the anonymous users:
- put the English, Spanish and Chinese "Gay Rights" article IPs into the Wikipedia IP Scraper tool [http://marijn.digitalmethods.net/scrapers/geo] to collect the anonymous contributors
- make a map of all the IPs
- make map of the unique [users who only edited once] IPs

3. Warning templates:
- collect the warning templates
- make an Excel sheet that describes the warnings in reference to the language of the entry
- NB: we note that the Chinese entry appears to be a translation of the English version [see appendix section for screenshots of the Google translation of the Chinese page and the English page which has been subsequently modified]

- create a table that illustrates the findings

- the results are accessible in the PDF below:

Case_study_Gay_rights_in_different_language_Wikipedias.pdf

Findings
  1. Word count: what does it says? The amount of words can say something about how much attention is spend on the issue.
  2. Mapping the anonymous users: the map of IP adresses of the Spanish "Gay Rights" article shows that most of the countries are countries where Spanish is their main language.

Appendix: Chinese 'Gay rights' entry

gay_rights_chinese1.png

Chinese 'gay rights' entry (translated into English with Google Translate). There is a warning because the content is not yet translated in Chinese.

http://74.125.79.132/translate_c?hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&sl=zh-CN&tl=en&u=http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%25E4%25B8%2596%25E7%2595%258C%25E5%2590%2584%25E5%259C%258B%25E5%2590%258C%25E6%2580%25A7%25E6%2588%2580%25E6%25B3%2595%25E5%25BE%258B&prev=_t&rurl=translate.google.com&usg=ALkJrhjAwGp8RTYt2PcuzcCeqzN4TqQDrg

gay_rights_english.png

English 'gay rights' entry. In the English version is a warning that the article may not represent a worldwide view. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay_rights

gay_rights_chinese2.png

Chinese 'gay rights' entry. Just like the English version the Chinese version has the same warning as the English version about the representation of a worldwide view. Compare the paragraph about with the English version and note that the content of the Chinese version is the same as the English version but shorter.

http://74.125.79.132/translate_c?hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&sl=zh-CN&tl=en&u=http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%25E4%25B8%2596%25E7%2595%258C%25E5%2590%2584%25E5%259C%258B%25E5%2590%258C%25E6%2580%25A7%25E6%2588%2580%25E6%25B3%2595%25E5%25BE%258B&prev=_t&rurl=translate.google.com&usg=ALkJrhjAwGp8RTYt2PcuzcCeqzN4TqQDrg

gay_rights_chinese3.png

Chinese 'gay rights' entry. There is English language between the Chinese and there are English references. http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E4%B8%96%E7%95%8C%E5%90%84%E5%9C%8B%E5%90%8C%E6%80%A7%E6%88%80%E6%B3%95%E5%BE%8B

-- BramNijhof - 10 Jul 2009
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