Wikimedia Research is a team of scientists and engineers using data to understand and empower millions of readers and contributors who interact with Wikipedia and its sister projects on a daily basis.
We turn research questions into publicly shared knowledge. We design and test new technology, produce empirical insights to support new products and programs, and publish research informing the organization’s and the movement’s strategy.
We are strongly committed to principles of transparency, privacy, and open collaboration. We collaborate with a network of researchers in the industry and academia, and publish all our output in the open.
We have a plan for our research priorities in the next five years: see our blogpost about three white papers that we have published outlining these goals.
Knowledge GapsDeveloping systems to identify content gaps across Wikipedia languages and recommend contributions based on editors’ interests.
Scoring PlatformEnhancing the impact of machine classifiers for quality control while minimizing their detrimental effects.
Structured CitationsBuilding a structured repository of citable sources that can serve Wikipedia and other open knowledge projects.