Wikipedia article depth

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The depth or editing depth of Wikipedia is one of several possible rough indicators of the encyclopedia's collaborative quality, showing how frequently its articles are updated.

It does not refer to academic quality, which cannot be computed, but to Wikipedian quality, i.e. the depth of collaborativeness—a descriptor that is highly relevant for a Wikipedia.

DefinitionEdit

The formula assumes that a relatively high number of page edits and the presence of support pages means articles have been updated. And the latter support pages are assumed to be a more important factor.

In the list of Wikipedias, depth is currently defined as:

 

The depth can be simplified to the equivalent formula below:

 

NonArticles are user pages, redirects, images, "project" pages, categories, templates, and all talk pages. Total is simply NonArticles + Articles.

English Wikipedia has depth of 993 = 18.87 × 52.61 and is the deepest one for Wikipedias with number of articles greater than 10000.

For the unblocked Wikipedias, the Ripuarian Wikipedia has the largest depth, at 1063 = 154.5 × 6.88.

The Chechen Wikipedia has the smallest depth, at 10.067 = 9.1 × 1.106.

BackgroundEdit

The measurement of depth was introduced after some limitations of the classic measurement of article count were realized. This insight is similar to the various suggestions to redefine the ordering of Wikipedias that appear on the international front page www.wikipedia.org. See Top Ten Wikipedias and Talk:Www.wikipedia.org portal.

Still in early February 2006 the list of Wikipedias only listed the article count. But on February 10, 2006, this changed into a table format that also listed the total edit count, number of users and admins.

The depth column first appeared on November 29, 2006. The initial definition was edits/articles, giving the English Wikipedia a value of 62. This definition changed already the next day to (Edits/Articles) × (Non-Articles/Articles), giving the English Wikipedia a value of 209. The next definition change occurred on October 9, 2007, when the Stub-ratio factor was appended. The stub ratio is (1-(Articles/Total)).[1] The new value for the English Wikipedia was 288. The formula changed again on October 17, October 28, and finally on April 11, 2008.

The discussion of the introduction of the depth parameter is found in Talk:List of Wikipedias/Archive 4. Early on, there were discussions of whether depth implies quality. The changes in October 2007 were discussed in Talk:List of Wikipedias/Archive 5#Depth 2.0.

10,000+ articlesEdit

The table shows the list of Wikipedias with over 10,000 articles. It can be sorted by Depth.
Data on this page is automatically updated every day (Purge).

N.B.: Default sorting is by language code, but it is possible to sort the table by any column.

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No.
Language Language (local) Wiki Depth Articles Edits Total Pages
Afrikaans Afrikaans af 34.23 88,932 2,134,406 276,048
Alemannic Alemannisch als 28.67 26,992 955,196 64,564
Amharic አማርኛ am 33.57 14,831 359,104 45,376
Aragonese Aragonés an 62.67 36,716 1,648,371 112,728
Arabic العربية ar 184.05 1,030,474 43,463,373 6,391,462
Egyptian Arabic مصرى arz 6.55 133,168 1,168,918 308,231
Asturian Asturianu ast 5.75 100,135 2,775,524 157,324
Azerbaijani Azərbaycanca az 31.6 155,552 5,038,296 402,803
South Azerbaijani تۆرکجه azb 6.8 183,115 1,245,481 479,930
Bashkir Башҡорт ba 21.52 51,132 933,956 144,389
Bavarian Boarisch bar 45.03 30,846 740,444 110,980
Samogitian Žemaitėška bat-smg 5.83 16,855 349,763 28,465
Belarusian Беларуская be 26.58 185,467 3,549,718 567,914
Belarusian (Taraškievica) Беларуская (тарашкевіца) be-tarask 35.02 69,041 2,105,735 192,597
Bulgarian Български bg 25.76 259,837 9,925,938 578,125
Bengali বাংলা bn 354.2 81,746 3,992,528 747,381
Bishnupriya Manipuri বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী bpy 23.71 25,095 782,566 58,503
Breton Brezhoneg br 12.73 67,740 1,861,234 132,128
Bosnian Bosanski bs 99.13 82,052 3,143,846 357,572
Buginese Basa Ugi bug 1.11 14,127 192,733 18,764
Catalan Català ca 30.9 638,076 22,716,521 1,570,715
Chechen Нохчийн ce 10.07 254,127 4,745,926 521,372
Min Dong Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄ cdo 2.8 15,445 86,306 30,920
Cebuano Sinugboanong Binisaya ceb 2 5,378,544 29,556,411 9,744,220
Sorani کوردی ckb 89.5 25,487 662,933 133,817
Czech Čeština cs 46.72 446,493 18,140,785 1,246,528
Chuvash Чăваш cv 5.54 42,642 667,105 76,651
Welsh Cymraeg cy 59.74 107,135 9,725,879 236,179
Danish Dansk da 63.77 257,214 10,225,495 849,116
German Deutsch de 94.1 2,400,179 195,702,547 6,711,998
Greek Ελληνικά el 62.15 173,830 8,069,587 522,554
Emilian-Romagnol Emiliàn e rumagnòl eml 11.17 12,313 135,469 32,451
English English en 992.8 6,019,205 937,448,366 49,679,051
Esperanto Esperanto eo 16.82 275,275 6,872,451 612,215
Spanish Español es 205.62 1,578,311 123,302,420 6,952,364
Estonian Eesti et 22 206,188 5,554,450 494,815
Basque Euskara eu 11.43 351,072 7,726,449 711,204
Persian فارسی fa 180.61 711,093 28,223,054 4,546,808
Finnish Suomi fi 40.74 479,126 18,692,666 1,279,161
Faroese Føroyskt fo 34.71 13,303 357,933 39,258
French Français fr 234.49 2,182,836 167,241,014 10,596,850
West Frisian Frysk fy 31.16 43,485 983,548 132,617
Irish Gaeilge ga 4.44 52,170 952,501 85,008
Scottish Gaelic Gàidhlig gd 20.21 15,057 553,883 31,094
Galician Galego gl 35.82 161,718 5,378,793 437,850
Gujarati ગુજરાતી gu 41.2 28,877 694,694 98,761
Hebrew עברית he 260.89 258,780 27,276,264 1,097,048
Hindi हिन्दी hi 173.81 136,291 4,504,063 970,248
Croatian Hrvatski hr 22.42 215,257 5,448,665 534,439
Upper Sorbian Hornjoserbsce hsb 25.63 13,541 368,437 34,529
Haitian Krèyol ayisyen ht 0.52 57,945 739,142 70,874
Hungarian Magyar hu 58.84 465,049 22,237,178 1,341,064
Armenian Հայերեն hy 41.45 264,265 6,761,592 876,981
Interlingua Interlingua ia 6.21 22,083 618,661 35,215
Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia id 108.89 520,964 16,555,883 2,727,554
Ido Ido io 5.36 29,241 953,994 43,741
Ilokano Ilokano ilo 56.35 14,195 351,947 57,122
Icelandic Íslenska is 34.72 49,092 1,659,427 130,083
Italian Italiano it 165.82 1,584,247 110,710,129 6,544,069
Japanese 日本語 ja 83.21 1,191,238 76,106,891 3,532,276
Javanese Basa Jawa jv 27.89 57,246 1,508,008 153,791
Georgian ქართული ka 35.55 135,051 3,802,538 394,389
Kazakh Қазақша kk 10.04 226,184 2,742,470 545,983
Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ kn 100.12 25,765 972,958 114,019
Korean 한국어 ko 148.79 484,623 25,736,010 2,221,369
Kurdish Kurdî ku 24.04 26,825 747,017 65,880
Kirghiz Кыргызча ky 0.35 79,756 353,903 105,466
Latin Latina la 12.7 132,192 3,500,985 260,767
Luxembourgish Lëtzebuergesch lb 23.97 57,758 2,253,165 124,131
Limburgish Limburgs li 108.59 12,732 440,638 62,833
Lombard Lumbaart lmo 24.48 39,329 994,576 101,491
Lithuanian Lietuvių lt 23.14 198,332 5,747,590 471,585
Latvian Latviešu lv 72.61 100,356 3,171,761 406,502
Maithili मैथिली mai 14.46 13,510 203,471 34,739
Banyumasan Basa Banyumasan map-bms 9.98 13,344 208,824 29,070
Malagasy Malagasy mg 10.02 92,711 979,278 237,134
Meadow Mari Олык Марий (Olyk Marij) mhr 15.23 10,103 178,841 24,782
Minangkabau Bahaso Minangkabau min 1.296 223,735 2,013,793 326,265
Macedonian Македонски mk 101.29 104,222 3,918,750 465,894
Malayalam മലയാളം ml 208.52 67,694 3,228,831 420,435
Mongolian Монгол mn 75.21 18,999 607,217 78,086
Marathi मराठी mr 72.39 56,250 1,733,024 230,967
Hill Mari Кырык Мары (Kyryk Mary) mrj 2.32 10,270 95,842 16,827
Malay Bahasa Melayu ms 15.68 334,795 4,709,835 921,121
Burmese language မြန်မာဘာသာ my 11.17 45,381 503,898 119,123
Mazandarani مَزِروني mzn 7.39 13,127 150,022 28,742
Neapolitan Nnapulitano nap 10.29 14,559 660,092 23,343
Low Saxon Plattdüütsch nds 7.81 60,904 911,649 123,540
Nepali नेपाली ne 25.92 34,039 768,959 94,925
Newari नेवारी new 12.73 72,233 845,405 196,467
Dutch Nederlands nl 15.89 1,996,985 55,559,356 4,180,828
Norwegian (Nynorsk) Nynorsk nn 15.63 151,722 3,189,553 350,607
Norwegian (Bokmål) Norsk (Bokmål) no 41.61 528,858 20,162,339 1,440,766
Occitan Occitan oc 6.77 87,799 2,153,078 147,599
Oriya ଓଡ଼ିଆ or 61.27 15,533 382,725 66,041
Ossetian Иронау os 84.2 11,862 476,321 45,506
Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ pa 26 33,849 507,719 116,538
Polish Polski pl 30.5 1,385,695 58,664,114 3,162,354
Piedmontese Piemontèis pms 2.45 64,596 845,888 99,259
Western Panjabi شاہ مکھی پنجابی pnb 2.55 52,395 546,381 85,506
Portuguese Português pt 172.97 1,021,324 57,342,823 4,979,576
Quechua Runa Simi qu 25.65 21,795 638,873 53,842
Romanian Română ro 117.58 404,429 13,238,990 2,186,713
Russian Русский ru 136.81 1,599,160 104,990,343 6,112,273
Sanskrit संस्कृतम् sa 137.84 11,453 450,632 60,874
Sakha Саха тыла sah 50.99 12,198 350,311 42,559
Sicilian Sicilianu scn 16.49 26,071 726,658 55,270
Scots Scots sco 24.84 56,538 740,081 204,734
Sindhi سنڌي، سندھی ، सिन्ध sd 21.78 12,931 182,483 41,824
Serbo-Croatian Srpskohrvatski / Српскохрватски sh 758.28 450,992 40,938,604 4,625,350
Sinhalese සිංහල si 81.66 15,536 446,571 71,850
Simple English Simple English simple 76.68 155,267 6,812,216 537,000
Slovak Slovenčina sk 20.01 232,493 6,961,598 515,510
Slovenian Slovenščina sl 25.96 167,031 5,268,126 402,188
Albanian Shqip sq 34.4 78,624 2,072,566 233,357
Serbian Српски sr 156.15 630,254 22,914,213 3,864,591
Sundanese Basa Sunda su 1.99 59,854 596,151 93,276
Swedish Svenska sv 7.08 3,738,376 47,195,401 7,777,283
Swahili Kiswahili sw 10.99 55,786 1,098,414 115,844
Tamil தமிழ் ta 32.81 127,169 2,905,016 396,189
Telugu తెలుగు te 82.94 70,245 2,847,043 265,673
Tajik Тоҷикӣ tg 9.1 100,416 1,121,090 240,816
Thai ไทย th 276.04 135,386 8,703,312 830,037
Tagalog Tagalog tl 31.61 76,916 1,737,168 236,458
Turkish Türkçe tr 206.53 342,557 21,501,427 1,745,012
Tatar Татарча tt 22.15 88,942 2,424,333 213,018
Ukrainian Українська uk 39 991,820 27,249,542 3,071,072
Urdu اردو ur 101.66 151,860 4,083,652 850,686
Uzbek O‘zbek uz 45.91 133,267 2,076,538 631,047
Venetian Vèneto vec 24.33 19,058 616,006 44,257
Vietnamese Tiếng Việt vi 577.96 1,240,559 58,816,322 17,516,167
Volapük Volapük vo 13.97 124,140 3,209,059 254,883
Walloon Walon wa 21.73 15,614 353,970 40,114
Waray-Waray Winaray war 3.52 1,263,929 6,208,047 2,878,162
Wu 吴语 wuu 1.24 28,181 264,280 40,471
Mingrelian მარგალური (Margaluri) xmf 6.64 13,651 141,755 29,765
Yiddish ייִדיש yi 42.07 14,991 548,931 41,831
Yoruba Yorùbá yo 4.9 32,310 524,501 55,591
Chinese 中文 zh 196.29 1,098,051 57,976,192 6,080,020
Min Nan Bân-lâm-gú zh-min-nan 11.44 262,434 2,189,107 798,571
Cantonese 粵語 zh-yue 16.61 77,497 1,372,614 197,214
Language Language (local) Wiki Depth Articles Edits Total Pages


TrendsEdit

 
Trend of article depth.

The table shows how the depth of the largest 30 languages[2] of Wikipedia has developed over time.

Date en de fr pl ja it nl pt es ru sv zh no fi ca uk tr ro vo cs hu eo sk da id he ar ko lt sr
Today 993 94 234 30 83 166 16 173 206 137 7 196 42 41 31 39 207 118 14 47 59 17 20 64 109 261 184 149 23 156
1 Jan 2019 937 95 225 29 81 157 15 154 196 132 6 181 40 42 30 37 199 112 14 45 58 17 19 67 118 254 238 146 22 144
1 July 2018 907 94 224 28 80 155 14 150 205 134 6 175 39 42 30 38 205 110 14 42 58 17 19 67 117 247 225 110 23 141
1 Jan 2018 1011 97 222 27 80 132 14 148 204 149 6 175 38 45 31 39 221 103 15 42 59 17 19 66 125 254 219 115 23 133
1 July 2017 980 98 217 25 78 125 13 142 196 144 5 169 36 45 31 40 222 86 15 41 58 17 19 68 123 261 188 115 23 90
1 Jan 2017 953 100 213 24 77 122 13 138 191 140 5 161 36 45 31 39 229 85 15 40 58 17 19 66 107 256 218 112 22 71
1 July 2016 933 102 208 22 75 120 12 136 187 136 6 165 37 45 31 38 226 82 15 40 58 17 18 66 104 253 233 105 21 66
1 Jan 2016 910 98 205 21 72 115 11 133 198 131 9 163 35 46 31 37 240 82 15 41 59 17 18 68 84 251 223 90 21 69
1 July 2015 888 97 205 21 71 109 11 130 190 125 12 147 34 46 31 36 229 77 15 42 76 17 18 70 76 253 214 87 31 66
1 Jan 2015 887 89 193 20 69 105 9 123 176 115 11 131 32 44 31 37 210 97 15 39 97 18 19 70 65 257 214 87 31 66
1 July 2014 868 90 181 18 68 101 9 121 174 113 11 114 26 45 30 27 211 94 16 39 99 18 18 69 60 256 237 80 31 63
1 Jan 2014 824 90 172 18 66 98 10 117 172 109 11 108 28 45 27 38 214 90 15 39 100 18 18 67 56 253 248 82 31 57
1 July 2013 769 89 164 19 64 95 9 112 170 106 15 100 28 45 26 38 212 88 15 39 100 18 18 66 112 249 235 82 18 64
1 Jan 2013 731 89 165 17 61 91 18 103 175 104 38 108 28 44 24 38 214 81 15 38 99 18 15 62 88 242 243 77 17 57
1 July 2012 688 88 157 16 58 89 19 96 166 99 44 148 28 44 22 36 207 101 13 38 98 17 15 58 89 236 241 76 16 52
1 Jan 2012 648 89 151 14 56 85 18 88 158 92 50 90 29 44 20 35 207 97 12 37 92 16 24 39 72 231 230 74 17 51
1 July 2011 613 89 145 13 54 81 30 82 163 91 48 83 27 43 18 34 192 93 12 37 90 16 22 36 63 227 225 71 17 47
1 Jan 2011 572 87 140 10 51 77 29 71 179 90 46 80 25 41 17 33 185 86 11 34 86 16 20 35 61 220 208 62 17 40
1 July 2010 522 88 139 11 49 75 30 77 189 91 35 68 24 39 18 31 177 73 10 32 81 15 19 34 61 208 197 51 19 47
1 Jan 2010 478 86 128 10 46 71 27 74 141 87 31 63 23 37 17 25 159 54 9 33 71 14 16 31 42 205 167 43 19 46
1 July 2009 440 84 121 10 43 66 25 71 116 81 28 63 22 35 17 26 132 36 8 32 70 13 14 28 35 184 142 39 17 56
1 Jan 2009 413 81 115 9 41 57 23 66 94 74 24 71 20 32 17 15 95 30 8 28 64 13 10 26 30 177 117 36 15 52
1 July 2008 368 77 101 8 38 47 21 58 69 63 19 56 20 30 15 10 66 25 8 26 51 12 8 24 24 159 108 34 14 46
1 Jan 2008 302 70 79 9 33 43 20 49 51 56 15 59 18 27 14 12 43 17 3 24 39 11 7 21 20 132 107 27 12 35
1 July 2007 320 100 59 15 36 59 23 31 39 32
1 Jan 2007 224 87 45 12 32 37 19 25 34 24

See alsoEdit

Lists of Wikipedias by various criteria: edit

NotesEdit

  1. List of Wikipedias
  2. At November 2008.