Don’t forget about Wikipedia for web analysis

A group of authors had published a very interesting study “Wikipedia Page View Reflects Web Search Trend“. It may be very helpful for web analysis.

They argued that: We “investigate whether search frequency can be estimated from a different resource such as Wikipedia page views of open data. We found frequently searched keywords to have remarkably high correlations with Wikipedia page views. This suggests that Wikipedia page views can be an effective tool for determining popular global web search trends.

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