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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". [1] 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.[2][3]

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  1. 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. 
  2. 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. 
  3. 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.  [WikiPapers] [Research Newsletter]
  4. 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. 
  5. 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.