Babel's Tower: South Africa's Wikipedias

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Densmore, Melissa
dc.contributor.advisor Johnson, D
dc.contributor.author Graaf, Michael
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-25T09:42:03Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-25T09:42:03Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Graaf, M. 2019. Babel's Tower: South Africa's Wikipedias. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/31291
dc.description.abstract This dissertation is a comparative examination firstly of usage of, and contribution to, the Wikipedias in ten of South Africa’s eleven official languages, and secondly of possible measures to address the situation discovered in the first investigative stage. The historical context is reviewed and it is argued that the number of official languages (and therefore Wikipedias) results from decisions made in colonial and apartheid eras. Public-domain usage and contribution statistics from the Wikimedia Foundation are analysed, revealing poor growth in most cases; possible interventions via both cultural/educational strategies and technological options are reviewed.
dc.subject computer science
dc.title Babel's Tower: South Africa's Wikipedias
dc.type Master Thesis
dc.date.updated 2020-02-25T06:22:39Z
dc.language.rfc3066 eng
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science
dc.publisher.department Department of Computer Science
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MPhil
dc.identifier.apacitation Graaf, M. (2019). <i>Babel's Tower: South Africa's Wikipedias</i>. (). ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Computer Science. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/31291 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Graaf, Michael. <i>"Babel's Tower: South Africa's Wikipedias."</i> ., ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Computer Science, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/31291 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Graaf M. Babel's Tower: South Africa's Wikipedias. []. ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Computer Science, 2019 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/31291 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Graaf, Michael AB - This dissertation is a comparative examination firstly of usage of, and contribution to, the Wikipedias in ten of South Africa’s eleven official languages, and secondly of possible measures to address the situation discovered in the first investigative stage. The historical context is reviewed and it is argued that the number of official languages (and therefore Wikipedias) results from decisions made in colonial and apartheid eras. Public-domain usage and contribution statistics from the Wikimedia Foundation are analysed, revealing poor growth in most cases; possible interventions via both cultural/educational strategies and technological options are reviewed. DA - 2019 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town KW - computer science LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PY - 2019 T1 - Babel's Tower: South Africa's Wikipedias TI - Babel's Tower: South Africa's Wikipedias UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/31291 ER - en_ZA


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