2019:Technology outreach & innovation/Mbabel tool: automatic articles on Wikipedia with Wikidata
|This is an Accepted submission for the Technology space at Wikimania 2019.|
Description[edit | edit source]
In addition to the experimentations with lists and automatic infoboxes, the experimentation of integration between Wikipedia and Wikidata reaches another level with Mbabel, which allows the automatic generation of drafts of entries from information registered in Wikidata. Adapted and expanded from a template from user:Pharos, the Mbabel tool developed in Brazil by user:EricaAzzellini and user:Ederporto can generate a solid structure of a Wikipedia article about museums, works of art, books, films, newspapers, earthquakes and elections. The structured narratives include resources such as introductory text, automatic infobox, sessions suggestions according to each theme, content lists by Listeria, information tables and references - with all information provided by Wikidata. Over the last year, the Mbabel tool was used on GLAM Wiki initiatives and on educational context for Journalism students. In this session, attendees will g et to know: the concept of structured narratives; how Mbabel tool works; the tool development roadmap; the language challenges that came across it's development; how to integrate Wikidata and Wikipedia; and how to apply this tool to wider projects.
Relationship to the theme[edit | edit source]
This session will address the conference theme — Wikimedia, Free Knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals — in the following manner: This session intends to demonstrate our roadmap on the development of the Mbabel tool, in order to showcase challenges and possibilities on the Wikipedia and Wikidata integration. Also, it can provide insights on new approaches to bring existing users to Wikidata projects and new users to Wikipedia already introducing them to Wikidata.
Session outcomes[edit | edit source]
At the end of the session, the following will have been achieved:
- Understand structured narratives potentialities and what Wikidata has to do with it
- Get to know the Mbabel tool and understand how it works
- Delve into possible integrations between Wikipedia and Wikidata
- Intentional data modeling on Wikidata for election projects
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Session type[edit | edit source]
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:
Requirements[edit | edit source]
The session will work best with these conditions:
45 minutes session
Projector, screen and internet access
This session can be filmed and shared under a free license.