DBpedia, which frequently crawls and analyses over 120 Wikipedia language editions, has ample information about
- which facts are in infoboxes across all Wikipedias
- where Wikidata is already used in those infoboxes
- potential conflicts across Wikipedia language versions
GlobalFactSyncRE will extract infobox facts and their references to produce a tool for Wikipedia editors that detects and displays differences across infobox facts in an intelligent way to help synchronization and maintenance of infoboxes between Wikipedia versions and/or Wikidata.
This session will address the conference theme — Wikimedia, Free Knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals — in the following manner:
- Goal 4 - quality education: We envision to increase the data quality of infoboxes with the help of GlobalFactSync in order to allow high quality education and also to build educational applications o n top of this data.
- Goal 10 - Reduce inequality within and among countries: The quality of infoboxes (comprehensiveness and up-to-dateness) varies significantly among countries. We think that GlobalFactSync in combination with Wikidata can reduce this gap.
- Goal 8 and 9 - economic growth and industry / innovation / infrastructure: Data is the new oil and has a key role for economic growth and industry 4.0. Wikidata has the potential to become a very valuable free and open knowledge graph with high quality general purpose data applicable in smart & innovative systems.
At the end of the session, the following will have been achieved:
- Introduce GlobalFactySyncRE to Wikipedians and reach-out to Wikimedia communities
- Present first prototype for basis of discussion and early feedback
- Acknowledgement of a way how Wikipedians can contribute requirements/visions/ideas how they would like to be supported by GlobalFactySyncRE and collect first requirements and ideas in open discusion
Each Space at Wikimania 2019 will have specific format requests. The program design prioritises submissions which are future-oriented and directly engage the audience. The format of this submission is a:
- PREFERRED: learning forum: 20 min presentation + 20 min open discussion; we would introduce the project idea, show a prototype and then start an open discussion how Wikipedians think they could/would work with it, in order to design a workflow appreciated by Wikipedia infobox editors, discovery and discussion of potential problems
- Presentation: (20min) with Q&A (10 min) / short feedback
The session will work best with these conditions:
- projector for slides + potentially microphones for audience questions if audience is in a bigger room
there is no limit on the number of participants
we specifically target Wikipedians editing/creating infoboxes and Wikidata editors, so background knowledge and experience with regard to these topics is appreciated
since the second part is an open discussion a recording could be problematic
If you would like to attend this session, please express your interest by signing ~~~~ below
- --Jetam2 (talk) 14:39, 14 August 2019 (UTC)
- … (you?)