Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Research Showcase August 13 2018 at 11:30 AM (PDT) 18:30 UTC

2018-08-13 Thread Sarah R
Hi All,

Just a reminder this is happening at 11:30 AM (PDT) 18:30 UTC *TODAY.*

Many kindnesses,

Sarah R.

On Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 3:46 PM Sarah R  wrote:

> Hi Everyone,
> The next Wikimedia Research Showcase will be live-streamed Wednesday,
> August 13 2018 at 11:30 AM (PDT) 18:30 UTC.
> YouTube stream:
> As usual, you can join the conversation on IRC at #wikimedia-research.
> And, you can watch our past research showcases here.
> Hope to see you there!
> This month's presentations is:
> *Quicksilver: Training an ML system to generate draft Wikipedia articles
> and Wikidata entries simultaneously*
> John Bohannon and Vedant Dharnidharka, Primer
> The automatic generation and updating of Wikipedia articles is usually
> approached as a multi-document summarization task: Given a set of source
> documents containing information about an entity, summarize the entity.
> Purely sequence-to-sequence neural models can pull that off, but getting
> enough data to train them is a challenge. Wikipedia articles and their
> reference documents can be used for training, as was recently done
>  by a team at Google AI. But how do you
> find new source documents for new entities? And besides having humans read
> all of the source documents, how do you fact-check the output? What is
> needed is a self-updating knowledge base that learns jointly with a
> summarization model, keeping track of data provenance. Lucky for us, the
> world’s most comprehensive public encyclopedia is tightly coupled with
> Wikidata, the world’s most comprehensive public knowledge base. We have
> built a system called Quicksilver uses them both.

Sarah R. Rodlund
Technical Writer, Developer Advocacy

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Wikimedia Foundation has soft launched!

2018-08-13 Thread Jonathan Cardy
Editing via a mailing list is clearly not ideal. I was going to add the missing 
r to “do not add you own bio”, trivial compared to the licensing issue that 
Andy mentioned, and typical of the minor edits that I do on Wikipedia and other 
wikis. But there doesn't seem to be an edit button on I fear it isn’t a proper wiki.  Phabricator may 
suit some, but in my experience it is not a wiki and definitely not a place 
that anyone who isn't a programmer would be comfortable returning to.

Can we migrate that site to mediawiki? Or at least in the short term set up an 
area on Meta for people to propose changes to it?

During the process of fixing the Visual Editor there were project areas setup 
on Wikipedia for liaison between the Foundation and the community, that worked 
and bridged some of the gulf between the volunteer community and the 
Foundation. If the Foundation wants to use phabricator and wordpress to keep a 
distance between it and the volunteer community it would make sense to maintain 
such embassies or monitor this list. I hope no one  wants to return to the bad 
old days of a few years ago when the Foundation appeared to be more responsive 
to criticism on badsites than from the volunteer community.

On 11 August 2018 at 23:19, a b  wrote:

> On Sun, Aug 12, 2018 at 5:50 AM, Andy Mabbett 
> wrote:

[Two outstanding issues with the new website]

> Please file the relevant tasks in phabricator to enable better tracking of
> issues compared to on the mailing list:

Thank you; no.

Andy Mabbett
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