2022:Submissions/When Quechua meets Wikibase

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Session Notes (etherpad)


  • Language: English
  • Status: Pre-recorded

Speaker(s)[edit source]

Elwin Huaman

Abstract[edit source]

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Quechua is spoken by more than 10 million people in various countries of South America, e.g., Census in Peru has shown an increasing 0.4% in favour of Quechua community. However, the digital illiteracy in Quechua communities is increasing, which affects the development of technology adapted to Quechua communities or in Quechua language. We identified that there are two main tasks to tackle, 1) Speaking, and 2) Writing. On the one hand, speaking-wise, there are singers that are promoting the adoption of speaking Quechua through songs. On the other hand, there is little effort on writing Quechua language.
Therefore, we want to address the writing of Quechua language via promoting Quechua Wikipedia, structuring Quechua dictionaries in a Wikibase, creating semantic annotations in Quechua language, and making a call in action to the Quechua communities around the world.
We aim to create a Quechua language-based knowledge graph that can preserve as much as possible all the Quechua knowledge in a structured format. Furthermore, we will present some use cases on how to take advantage of the Quechua knowledge graph and how the Quechua community is responding to this challenge.

Learning Outcomes[edit source]

At the end of the session, the following will have been achieved:
* Learn how to build a Language-based Knowledge Graph
* Know methods to preserve indigenous knowledge and language
* Ideas on how to reach your community

Biography[edit source]

I am from a Quechua Town of Peru, at 4100 masl, my hometown is Nuñoa. Currently, I am working/studying in the field of knowledge graphs, and I am using my knowledge to empower my Quechua community around the world.
Read more: https://elwin.huamanquispe.com/