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The online encyclopedia Wikipedia gives rise to a multitude
of network structures such as the citation network of its pages or the co-
authorship network of users. In this paper we analyze another network
that arises from the fact that Wikipedia articles undergo perpetual edit-
ing. It can be observed that the edit volume of Wikipedia pages varies
strongly over time, often triggered by news events related to their con-
tent. Furthermore, some pages show remarkably parallel behavior in their
edit variance in which case we add a co-revision link connecting them.
The goal of this paper is to assess the meaningfulness of the co-revision
network. Specific tasks are to understand the influence of normalization
(e.g., correlation vs. covariance) and to determine differences between
the co-revision network and other relations on Wikipedia pages, such as
similarity by author-overlap.