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Facto Post – Issue 2 – 13 July 2017Edit
|Facto Post – Issue 2 – 13 July 2017
Editorial: Core models and topicsEdit
Wikimedians interest themselves in everything under the sun — and then some. Discussion on "core topics" may, oddly, be a fringe activity, and was popular here a decade ago.
The situation on Wikidata today does resemble the halcyon days of 2006 of the English Wikipedia. The growth is there, and the reliability and stylistic issues are not yet pressing in on the project. Its Berlin conference at the end of October will have five years of achievement to celebrate. Think Wikimania Frankfurt 2005.
Progress must be made, however, on referencing "core facts". This has two parts: replacing "imported from Wikipedia" in referencing by external authorities; and picking out statements, such as dates and family relationships, that must not only be reliable but be seen to be reliable.
In addition, there are many properties on Wikidata lacking a clear data model. An emerging consensus may push to the front key sourcing and biomedical properties as requiring urgent attention. Wikidata's "manual of style" is currently distributed over thousands of discussions. To make it coalesce, work on such a core is needed.
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Please comment on Wikipedia:Village pump (policy)Edit
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The Signpost: 20 February 2018Edit
- News and notes: The future is Swedish with a lack of administrators
- Recent research: Politically diverse editors write better articles; Reddit and Stack Overflow benefit from Wikipedia but don't give back
- Arbitration report: Arbitration committee prepares to examine two new cases
- Traffic report: Addicted to sports and pain
- Featured content: Entertainment, sports and history
- Technology report: Paragraph-based edit conflict screen; broken thanks
19:52, 26 February 2018 (UTC)
DGfS & Wikimedia, Stuttgart 6.3.Edit
- Christopher Schwarzkopf hat mir geschrieben, dass er dich als Experten hinzuziehen will, wenn er am kommenden Dienstag auf der DGfS-Tagung die Aktivitäten der Wikimedia e.V. vorstellt. Vielen Dank für deine Mithilfe! Die Technik, um dich zuzuschalten ist inzwischen organisiert.
- Wir sind ein kleines Häuflein von de:Sprachwissenschaftlern, und ein Teil der Initiative ist, eine von der DGfS unterstützte Wikipedia-Redaktion für das vernachlässigte Gebiet Linguistik in der deutschen WP einzurichten. Der andere Teil, für den ich Christopher hinzugebeten habe, und er dich, besteht darin, weitere Ideen zusammenzutragen was wir als sprachwissenschaftliche Fachgesellschaft zusammen mit Wikimedia unternehmen können, um Sprachwissenschaft öffentlich und öffentlich wahrnehmbar zu machen. Ein klein bisschen Hintergrund dazu -- falls es dich interessiert -- findet sich auch auf dieser Seite. Das sind natürlich kleine Anfänge... :)
- Ich freu mich, dich dann virtuell zu treffen. Viele Grüße, --Alazon (talk) 10:46, 28 February 2018 (UTC) (für Kontakt bitte zur deutschen Nutzerseite gehen)
This Month in Education: February 2018Edit
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Editing News #1—2018Edit
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Please comment on Talk:Lists of earthquakesEdit
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This Month in GLAM: February 2018Edit
Facto Post – Issue 10 – 12 March 2018Edit
|Facto Post – Issue 10 – 12 March 2018
Milestone for mix'n'matchEdit
Around the time in February when Wikidata clicked past item Q50000000, another milestone was reached: the mix'n'match tool uploaded its 1000th dataset. Concisely defined by its author, , it works "to match entries in external catalogs to Wikidata". The total number of entries is now well into eight figures, and more are constantly being added: a couple of new catalogs each day is normal.
Since the end of 2013, mix'n'match has gradually come to play a significant part in adding statements to Wikidata. Particularly in areas with the flavour of digital humanities, but datasets can of course be about practically anything. There is a catalog on skyscrapers, and two on spiders.
These days mix'n'match can be used in numerous modes, from the relaxed gamified click through a catalog looking for matches, with prompts, to the fantastically useful and often demanding search across all catalogs. I'll type that again: you can search 1000+ datasets from the simple box at the top right. The drop-down menu top left offers "creation candidates", Magnus's personal favourite. m:Mix'n'match/Manual for more.
For the Wikidatan, a key point is that these matches, however carried out, add statements to Wikidata if, and naturally only if, there is a Wikidata property associated with the catalog. For everyone, however, the hands-on experience of deciding of what is a good match is an education, in a scholarly area, biographical catalogs being particularly fraught. Underpinning recent rapid progress is an open infrastructure for scraping and uploading.
Congratulations to Magnus, our data Stakhanovite!
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