Wikipedia:WikiProject Computer science

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Welcome to the WikiProject Computer science page. The goals of the project are to build a community of interest around computer science, and to provide a focal point for coordinating efforts to improve Wikipedia's computer science articles. The scope of the project includes all articles in the area of computer science and computer programming in its broadest sense and may overlap with articles in areas such as mathematics, logic, and software engineering.

If you would like to participate in this project, then you can optionally add your name to the list of participants. Keep in touch with project developments by adding this project to your watchlist and joining discussions on the talk page.


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Participants[edit]

See Participants for a list of the participants in this project. Feel free to add yourself to the list.

Things to do[edit]

Looking for something to do? The current to-do list for the project consists of these tasks:

  1. Tag all relevant articles in Category:Computer science and sub-categories with {{WikiProject Computer science}}
  2. Find pictures for the biographies of computer scientists (see Academic genealogy of computer scientists).
  3. Work on Wikipedia:Missing science topics/NIST Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures

If none of those tasks sound appealing, then there are several places on Wikipedia where computer science related requests, suggestions and tasks have been collected together:

What Where
Suggest or edit a computer science article needing attention Pages needing attention: Computer science
Request or write a computer science article Requested articles: Computer science
Request or provide an image Requested images: Computers
Expand a computer science "stub" Computer science stubs
Suggest or edit a redirect which could have its own article Redirects with possibilities: Computers
Add or find a "missing" computer science article Missing: Computer science
Add to or maintain the list of computer science publications List of publications in computer science
Work on improving the computer science portal Computer science portal
Find and fix computer science categories in need of attention Category:Wikipedia categories in need of attention#Tagged categories
Help find, tag, and assess computer science articles Assessment Department

Things to keep in mind[edit]

There are a few things that you should try to keep in mind while editing computer science articles.

Audience[edit]

One of the primary goals of this project is to make computer science articles accessible, so you should make an effort to explain any jargon.

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References[edit]

Try to ensure that every computer science article includes at least a few relevant references, and direct citations for anything that could be considered controversial. Wikipedia articles cannot be a substitute for a textbook (that is what Wikibooks is for), and references can give readers some idea of where they should go if they need more information than the article can provide. Just as important, providing further reading enables other editors to verify and to extend the given information, as well as to discuss the quality of a particular source.

You can find more information on citations and references, as well as several examples for how the cited literature should look, in the style guide on citations. Wikipedia's List of publications in computer science can be a good source of references and citations for computer science articles, as can Citeseer and Google Scholar.

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Article statistics[edit]

[Assessment log][by quality][by importance]

Tools[edit]

Main tool page: toolserver.org
  • Reflinks - Edits bare references - adds title/dates etc. to bare references
  • Checklinks - Edit and repair external links
  • Dab solver - Quickly resolve ambiguous links.
  • Peer reviewer - Provides hints and suggestion to improving articles.

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