What is it about?
1. Based on a Nature "Study" that identified errors in Wikipedia articles 2. Traced the errors to *when* the sentences were added in Wikipedia 3. Showed that most of the errors could be attributed to edits made a long time ago hence disproofing the idea that you could trust sentences in Wikipedia that were unchanged for long periods (at least for the article sample)
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Why is it important?
One of the first studies on quality of Wikipedia articles that studied "Quality" in terms of actual factual errors and how it correlated with when the edit was made.
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This page is a summary of: Improving Wikipedia's accuracy: Is edit age a solution?, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, January 2007, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/asi.20755.
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