There already is a post asking about published works which started on or were inspired by posts on MathOverflow: Best of MathOverflow, or papers inspired by MathOverflow. It might be interesting to have some place to collect various resources which are about MathOverflow.

Also in connection with recent suggestion to discuss various possibilities to study data about MathOverflow, it might be interesting to know about various papers that have already analysed some data about MO.

Originally I posted something similar to this as an answer to History of MathOverflow. After an advice from a moderator I have deleted it - I waited for some time, maybe it is reasonable to post it now. (Since the post is deleted, I will copy here the exchange in the comments under that answer: "I think this should be a separate question, as discussed previously." My response was: "I've understood Best of MathOverflow as a post for papers based or inspired by something from MO, not about MO." To wich I get the reply from the moderator: "Yes, as explained in the question I linked to, the best of is phase one of two.")


Papers and other resources analyzing data about MathOverflow

Let us collect here resources which analyze various aspects of MO.

  • Montoya L.V., Ma A., Mondrag├│n R.J. (2013) Social Achievement and Centrality in MathOverflow. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-36844-8_3. This paper analyses mainly stuff related to users and interactions between them. It was referenced in Carlo Beenakker's answer to On Mathematical Analysis of MathSciNet & MathOverflow and also in another discussion here on meta: Is MO connected?
  • Several papers by Yla R. Tausczik with various coauthors. The first one was Yla Tausczik and James Pennebaker. 2011. Predicting the Perceived Quality of Online Mathematics Contributions from Users' Reputations. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, pages 1885--1888; [DOI], [PDF]. There is a thread on tea related to a survey of MO users. The survey was used in: Yla Tausczik and James Pennebaker. 2012. Participation in an online mathematics community: Differentiating motivations to add. In Proceedings of the ACM 2012 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work. ACM, pages 207-216; [DOI], [PDF]. There is also a website summarizing these two papers: http://www.utpsyc.org/MathOverflowSurvey/MathOverflowStudies.php. There is also another MO related paper: Yla Tausczik, Aniket Kittur and Robert Kraut. 2014. Collaborative problem solving: A study of Math Overflow In 17th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2014) ACM, pages 355-367; [DOI], [PDF] was mentioned in the question "Statistics showing that more reputation for questions leads to better questions" on meta.
  • Ursula Martin, Alison Pease: What does mathoverflow tell us about the production of mathematics? https://arxiv.org/abs/1305.0904. The authors study a sample of questions on MO, categorize them into various types and look at percentage answered. As Gerry Myerson pointed out, this paper is discussed in more detail in Fran├žois G. Dorais' answer to Is MO connected?

Articles about MathOverflow

Let us collect here various resources which are about MathOverflow.


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