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Table 3 Overview of Wikipedia’s accuracy in representing notable scholars

From: The distorted mirror of Wikipedia: a quantitative analysis of Wikipedia coverage of academics

Wikipedia category Precision Recall F-score Total number of articles in category
Biologists 36% 33% 0.34 81631
Computer Scientists 31% 48% 0.37 13789
Physicists 22% 22% 0.22 4554
Psychologists and Psychiatrists 24% 38% 0.29 4777
  1. Precision is the ratio of researchers on Wikipedia with h-index above field average and recall is the percentage of Highly Cited researchers covered by Wikipedia. F-score is the harmonic mean of these two.