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 1003 = 18.92 × 53.02 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 1057 = 154.16 × 6.86.

The Chechen Wikipedia has the smallest depth, at 10.644 = 9.52 × 1.118.

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 35.01 90,903 2,182,683 285,413
Alemannic Alemannisch als 29.89 27,206 966,486 66,107
Amharic አማርኛ am 33.58 14,855 359,939 45,443
Aragonese Aragonés an 60.72 37,378 1,655,069 113,726
Arabic العربية ar 202.78 1,044,976 47,537,238 6,582,080
Egyptian Arabic مصرى arz 0.33 552,498 2,190,886 737,436
Asturian Asturianu ast 5.46 107,143 2,971,857 166,369
Azerbaijani Azərbaycanca az 31.5 159,453 5,146,336 412,724
South Azerbaijani تۆرکجه azb 4.4 239,156 1,428,810 550,606
Bashkir Башҡорт ba 21.31 52,129 949,228 146,757
Bavarian Boarisch bar 45.56 31,198 750,177 112,892
Samogitian Žemaitėška bat-smg 5.84 16,876 350,184 28,514
Belarusian Беларуская be 25.88 190,772 3,620,906 578,839
Belarusian (Taraškievica) Беларуская (тарашкевіца) be-tarask 35.77 70,260 2,126,253 198,724
Bulgarian Български bg 26.33 262,537 10,250,121 584,137
Bengali বাংলা bn 341.05 88,523 4,251,662 795,797
Bishnupriya Manipuri বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী bpy 23.87 25,082 782,958 58,607
Breton Brezhoneg br 12.7 68,223 1,870,974 133,050
Bosnian Bosanski bs 98.79 82,850 3,176,726 360,094
Buginese Basa Ugi bug 1.11 14,130 192,834 18,774
Catalan Català ca 31.56 647,420 23,555,229 1,593,395
Chechen Нохчийн ce 10.64 254,309 4,981,746 523,187
Min Dong Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄ cdo 2.81 15,454 86,501 30,943
Cebuano Sinugboanong Binisaya ceb 2 5,378,572 29,565,668 9,745,239
Sorani کوردی ckb 90.47 26,168 689,399 137,206
Czech Čeština cs 46.88 454,737 18,495,476 1,270,963
Chuvash Чăваш cv 5.87 43,045 675,228 78,650
Welsh Cymraeg cy 42.8 130,866 10,344,615 268,897
Danish Dansk da 63.78 259,409 10,332,808 855,561
German Deutsch de 94.07 2,435,122 198,768,104 6,805,223
Greek Ελληνικά el 62.75 178,413 8,241,332 540,257
Emilian-Romagnol Emiliàn e rumagnòl eml 11.31 12,456 137,978 32,912
English English en 1003.38 6,082,572 953,238,134 50,374,638
Esperanto Esperanto eo 16.62 280,268 6,942,002 622,355
Spanish Español es 206.86 1,600,481 125,790,269 7,050,060
Estonian Eesti et 21.89 208,963 5,628,571 500,523
Basque Euskara eu 11.67 359,335 7,875,056 734,094
Persian فارسی fa 180.47 726,823 29,010,130 4,625,808
Finnish Suomi fi 40.51 485,206 18,883,013 1,293,401
Faroese Føroyskt fo 34.8 13,319 358,656 39,340
French Français fr 235.27 2,218,333 170,646,575 10,764,037
West Frisian Frysk fy 31.25 43,871 990,699 134,099
Irish Gaeilge ga 4.48 52,698 959,775 86,128
Scottish Gaelic Gàidhlig gd 20.2 15,086 554,606 31,156
Galician Galego gl 35.93 164,104 5,451,871 445,195
Gujarati ગુજરાતી gu 43.61 28,937 705,490 101,379
Hebrew עברית he 259.21 266,527 28,137,506 1,124,267
Hindi हिन्दी hi 182.09 138,745 4,710,553 1,002,399
Croatian Hrvatski hr 22.4 218,146 5,521,450 541,476
Upper Sorbian Hornjoserbsce hsb 25.63 13,570 369,155 34,604
Haitian Krèyol ayisyen ht 0.52 58,454 743,066 71,501
Hungarian Magyar hu 58.96 470,672 22,591,357 1,356,194
Armenian Հայերեն hy 41.02 270,570 6,931,936 892,336
Interlingua Interlingua ia 6.26 22,313 624,097 35,662
Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia id 109.21 530,410 16,953,607 2,771,552
Ido Ido io 5.28 29,537 956,927 44,107
Ilokano Ilokano ilo 55.51 15,180 359,972 62,190
Icelandic Íslenska is 34.11 49,806 1,669,656 131,410
Italian Italiano it 166.69 1,608,557 112,841,516 6,650,123
Japanese 日本語 ja 83.44 1,207,659 77,443,357 3,579,248
Javanese Basa Jawa jv 27.99 57,428 1,513,978 154,469
Georgian ქართული ka 35.8 137,357 3,866,315 402,540
Kazakh Қазақша kk 10.25 226,583 2,764,451 550,311
Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ kn 101.46 26,158 989,798 116,584
Korean 한국어 ko 149.85 495,024 26,505,678 2,267,400
Kurdish Kurdî ku 23.29 27,912 767,074 68,028
Kirghiz Кыргызча ky 0.35 79,877 356,972 105,774
Latin Latina la 12.84 132,879 3,523,454 262,937
Luxembourgish Lëtzebuergesch lb 23.87 58,353 2,279,753 125,159
Limburgish Limburgs li 105.46 12,961 442,329 63,320
Lombard Lumbaart lmo 24.47 39,609 1,000,338 102,261
Lithuanian Lietuvių lt 23.16 199,621 5,791,392 474,631
Latvian Latviešu lv 73.11 101,765 3,212,389 414,216
Maithili मैथिली mai 14.96 13,557 205,655 35,269
Banyumasan Basa Banyumasan map-bms 10.1 13,362 209,384 29,226
Malagasy Malagasy mg 10.54 92,783 993,263 241,225
Meadow Mari Олык Марий (Olyk Marij) mhr 15.47 10,158 179,958 25,068
Minangkabau Bahaso Minangkabau min 1.307 223,893 2,022,195 326,772
Macedonian Македонски mk 101.82 105,955 4,041,470 470,918
Malayalam മലയാളം ml 208.19 68,984 3,280,066 428,913
Mongolian Монгол mn 78.52 19,116 616,109 80,251
Marathi मराठी mr 72.98 57,137 1,782,958 233,944
Hill Mari Кырык Мары (Kyryk Mary) mrj 2.44 10,271 96,447 17,006
Malay Bahasa Melayu ms 15.58 339,510 4,786,222 930,459
Burmese language မြန်မာဘာသာ my 12.03 45,773 515,933 123,402
Mazandarani مَزِروني mzn 7.41 13,155 150,747 28,812
Neapolitan Nnapulitano nap 10.31 14,602 660,642 23,430
Low Saxon Plattdüütsch nds 7.07 65,392 933,550 130,375
Nepali नेपाली ne 27.81 34,158 807,733 96,384
Newari नेवारी new 12.74 72,216 845,552 196,469
Dutch Nederlands nl 15.99 2,011,916 56,164,426 4,215,826
Norwegian (Nynorsk) Nynorsk nn 15.64 152,670 3,212,449 352,749
Norwegian (Bokmål) Norsk (Bokmål) no 42.17 534,646 20,457,989 1,463,162
Occitan Occitan oc 7.96 86,336 2,186,185 150,159
Oriya ଓଡ଼ିଆ or 61.37 15,749 389,075 66,915
Ossetian Иронау os 80.84 12,210 478,005 46,420
Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ pa 26.18 34,376 515,499 118,831
Polish Polski pl 30.01 1,410,829 59,650,624 3,201,220
Piedmontese Piemontèis pms 2.46 64,735 847,282 99,503
Western Panjabi شاہ مکھی پنجابی pnb 2.56 52,825 549,320 86,305
Portuguese Português pt 171.05 1,032,679 58,130,892 4,989,497
Quechua Runa Simi qu 24.83 22,184 640,343 54,403
Romanian Română ro 117.43 408,900 13,372,014 2,210,454
Russian Русский ru 136.38 1,627,989 106,868,372 6,211,433
Sanskrit संस्कृतम् sa 141.07 11,458 452,066 61,759
Sakha Саха тыла sah 51.21 12,278 352,674 42,935
Sicilian Sicilianu scn 16.58 26,077 727,280 55,372
Scots Scots sco 25.5 57,029 759,505 207,563
Sindhi سنڌي، سندھی ، सिन्ध sd 22.18 13,539 192,987 43,972
Serbo-Croatian Srpskohrvatski / Српскохрватски sh 757.76 451,529 40,974,845 4,629,390
Sinhalese සිංහල si 82.22 15,726 452,177 73,033
Simple English Simple English simple 72.51 162,595 6,926,866 554,230
Slovak Slovenčina sk 20.29 233,407 7,011,542 519,607
Slovenian Slovenščina sl 26.15 168,379 5,311,712 406,629
Albanian Shqip sq 35.85 80,266 2,114,544 243,266
Serbian Српски sr 156.67 634,406 23,114,993 3,893,240
Sundanese Basa Sunda su 2.01 60,021 599,298 93,709
Swedish Svenska sv 7.21 3,731,138 47,581,262 7,783,985
Swahili Kiswahili sw 10.02 58,967 1,110,196 120,455
Tamil தமிழ் ta 33.6 129,158 2,964,003 406,377
Telugu తెలుగు te 88.52 69,626 2,927,395 267,737
Tajik Тоҷикӣ tg 9.13 100,856 1,126,770 242,167
Thai ไทย th 275.13 137,901 8,847,255 844,669
Tagalog Tagalog tl 37.54 72,096 1,752,851 233,240
Turkish Türkçe tr 210.83 353,475 22,422,313 1,812,818
Tatar Татарча tt 22.19 89,644 2,436,668 215,127
Ukrainian Українська uk 40.62 1,018,443 28,125,137 3,211,992
Urdu اردو ur 102.59 153,929 4,150,283 866,214
Uzbek O‘zbek uz 44.75 135,597 2,095,650 634,829
Venetian Vèneto vec 7.94 50,855 727,438 105,396
Vietnamese Tiếng Việt vi 660.7 1,245,821 61,668,847 19,038,487
Volapük Volapük vo 13.91 124,590 3,213,571 255,683
Walloon Walon wa 23.67 13,653 362,262 34,004
Waray-Waray Winaray war 3.52 1,264,230 6,211,474 2,878,719
Wu 吴语 wuu 0.85 33,056 270,786 45,524
Mingrelian მარგალური (Margaluri) xmf 6.55 13,861 142,906 30,149
Yiddish ייִדיש yi 42.26 15,039 550,982 42,044
Yoruba Yorùbá yo 5.01 32,541 529,645 56,279
Chinese 中文 zh 197.16 1,120,504 59,445,649 6,202,708
Min Nan Bân-lâm-gú zh-min-nan 6.19 405,515 2,849,389 1,004,904
Cantonese 粵語 zh-yue 14.51 84,581 1,425,832 207,480
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 1003 94 235 30 83 167 16 171 207 136 7 197 42 41 32 41 211 117 14 47 59 17 20 64 109 259 203 150 23 157
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.