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Submission + - Wikipedia Can Predict Box Office Flops (vice.com)

Daniel_Stuckey writes: Despite a record year though, like every year before it, 2013 remained fraught with its fair share of box office disasters. What if studios could minimize their loses and predict when the next Pluto Nash-level flop was imminent? According to new research published in PLoS One, they may actually be able to. Using data gleaned from Wikipedia articles, researchers measured the likelihood of a film's financial success based on four parameters: number of total page views; number of total edits made; number of users editing; and the number of revisions in the article's revision history, or "collaborative rigor."
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Wikipedia Can Predict Box Office Flops

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This is clearly another case of too many mad scientists, and not enough hunchbacks.

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