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From Research:Codex/Roles of contributors: A few studies have been conducted using social network analysis to identify roles on Wikipedia, falling into two categories: networks built from article histories, and egocentric (user-centric) networks. In 2010, Iba et al. built networks based on sequential interactions of users in the history of featured articles, and found patterns such as "snakes" on "wheels".  They also studied characteristics such as the betweenness centrality of specific contributors. Egocentric networks, which represents interaction of a given user with its neighbors, have been used as components of structural signatures.
- Iba, Takashi; Nemoto, Keiichi; Peters, Bernd; Gloor, Peter A. (2010-01-01). "Analyzing the Creative Editing Behavior of Wikipedia Editors: Through Dynamic Social Network Analysis". Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. The 1st Collaborative Innovation Networks Conference - COINs2009 2 (4): 6441–6456. doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.04.054.
- Gleave, E.; Welser, H.T.; Lento, T.M.; Smith, M.A. (2009-01-01). "A Conceptual and Operational Definition of 'Social Role' in Online Community" (PDF). 42nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2009. HICSS '09 (PDF): 1–11. doi:10.1109/HICSS.2009.6.
- Welser, Howard T.; Cosley, Dan; Kossinets, Gueorgi; Lin, Austin; Dokshin, Fedor; Gay, Geri; Smith, Marc (2011-01-01). "Finding Social Roles in Wikipedia" (PDF). Proceedings of the 2011 iConference. iConference '11 (New York, NY, USA: ACM): 122–129. ISBN 978-1-4503-0121-3. doi:10.1145/1940761.1940778.
- Brandes, Ulrik; Kenis, Patrick; Lerner, Jürgen; van Raaij, Denise (2009-01-01). "Network Analysis of Collaboration Structure in Wikipedia". Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on World Wide Web. WWW '09 (New York, NY, USA: ACM): 731–740. ISBN 9781605584874. doi:10.1145/1526709.1526808.
- Capocci, A.; Servedio, V. D. P.; Colaiori, F.; Buriol, L. S.; Donato, D.; Leonardi, S.; Caldarelli, G. (2006-09-25). "Preferential attachment in the growth of social networks: The internet encyclopedia Wikipedia". Physical Review E 74 (3): 036116. doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.74.036116.