Re: [Wikimedia-l] Which Wikipedias have had large scale bot creation of articles this year?

2013-11-28 Thread Gryllida
On Tue, 26 Nov 2013, at 8:50, Steven Walling wrote: Hi all, My team is doing some background research in to Wikipedia article creation right now.[1] One question I'd like answer is which Wikipedias are currently (i.e. this year) running bots to create many articles. Hopefully your research

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Which Wikipedias have had large scale bot creation of articles this year?

2013-11-28 Thread Delirium
On 11/27/13 2:01 PM, Fæ wrote: As well as finding out where this has happened, it would be good to have some cases of where bots went bad explained. My main concern would be leaving a bot to create thousands of articles but in the process creating a headache for limited numbers of maintainers,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Which Wikipedias have had large scale bot creation of articles this year?

2013-11-28 Thread Steven Walling
On Thu, Nov 28, 2013 at 4:56 AM, Gryllida gryll...@fastmail.fm wrote: Hopefully your research does not conclude this is a good idea; I had been contacted to create such bots multiple times in the past. I had declined such queries, as the need in automating this means inefficiency in manual

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Which Wikipedias have had large scale bot creation of articles this year?

2013-11-28 Thread Steven Walling
On Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 6:50 AM, 梁忠明 sprco...@gmail.com wrote: In Chinese Wikipedia, there're no such bots to create lots of biological articles - Ranyv, one of my colleagues there, said that Chinese is not a language adopting the Roman alphabet, thus it is difficult to generate translation

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Which Wikipedias have had large scale bot creation of articles this year?

2013-11-28 Thread Steven Walling
On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 2:46 AM, Strainu strain...@gmail.com wrote: Hi Steven, What qualifies as many? On ro.wp, Andrebot is creating sections of articles about the population of villages/communes in Bulgaria, Hungary and Croatia, also creating articles where they do not exist. That will

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Which Wikipedias have had large scale bot creation of articles this year?

2013-11-27 Thread 梁忠明
Hi all, In Chinese Wikipedia, there're no such bots to create lots of biological articles - Ranyv, one of my colleagues there, said that Chinese is not a language adopting the Roman alphabet, thus it is difficult to generate translation names for those species - unlike Vietnamese and others, they

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Which Wikipedias have had large scale bot creation of articles this year?

2013-11-27 Thread
As well as finding out where this has happened, it would be good to have some cases of where bots went bad explained. My main concern would be leaving a bot to create thousands of articles but in the process creating a headache for limited numbers of maintainers, such as article copy-editors,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Which Wikipedias have had large scale bot creation of articles this year?

2013-11-27 Thread Anders Wennersten
On sv:wp our main headaches has not been technical problems in bots but inconsistencies (errors) in sources. For our lakes the hydrological authorities has in some cases called a group of nearby and/or conneced lakes with a plural name, like Pikelakes, while the mapauthorities call them

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Which Wikipedias have had large scale bot creation of articles this year?

2013-11-27 Thread
On 27 November 2013 13:43, Anders Wennersten m...@anderswennersten.se wrote: ... And even if this only is relevant for far less then 1% of all generated articles it becomes around hundred in total. Many of these cases are quite complicated to fix (area of lakes, depths) and there is a debate

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Which Wikipedias have had large scale bot creation of articles this year?

2013-11-27 Thread Anders Wennersten
Fæ skrev 2013-11-27 15:24 Small error rates are a real challenge. My experience on Commons for large bot work has been long discussions around quality complaints where the level of error was *well below 1%*. Very interesting you also mention this level of problematic articles. We has found

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Which Wikipedias have had large scale bot creation of articles this year?

2013-11-26 Thread Craig Franklin
On Irish language Wikipedia, we have had a bot which is creating articles based on the text of Fréamh an Eolais, a freely licenced scientific encyclopaedia. https://ga.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speisialta:Contributions/HusseyBot ga.wp is not quite large enough to be included in the automated reporting,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Which Wikipedias have had large scale bot creation of articles this year?

2013-11-26 Thread Strainu
2013/11/25 Steven Walling swall...@wikimedia.org: Hi all, My team is doing some background research in to Wikipedia article creation right now.[1] One question I'd like answer is which Wikipedias are currently (i.e. this year) running bots to create many articles. Hi Steven, What qualifies

[Wikimedia-l] Which Wikipedias have had large scale bot creation of articles this year?

2013-11-25 Thread Steven Walling
Hi all, My team is doing some background research in to Wikipedia article creation right now.[1] One question I'd like answer is which Wikipedias are currently (i.e. this year) running bots to create many articles. I know that Lsjbot has run (or is running) on Swedish (sv), Cebuano (ceb), and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Which Wikipedias have had large scale bot creation of articles this year?

2013-11-25 Thread Erik Zachte
...@lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of Steven Walling Sent: Monday, November 25, 2013 22:50 To: Wikimedia Mailing List Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Which Wikipedias have had large scale bot creation of articles this year? Hi all, My team is doing some background research in to Wikipedia article creation right

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Which Wikipedias have had large scale bot creation of articles this year?

2013-11-25 Thread Matthew Flaschen
On 11/25/2013 05:00 PM, Erik Zachte wrote: For all time totals per bot there is http://stats.wikimedia.org/EN/BotActivityMatrixCreates.htm For the purposes of that chart, how are you defining bots? Thanks, Matt Flaschen ___ Wikimedia-l mailing

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Which Wikipedias have had large scale bot creation of articles this year?

2013-11-25 Thread John Vandenberg
On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 4:50 AM, Steven Walling swall...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hi all, My team is doing some background research in to Wikipedia article creation right now.[1] One question I'd like answer is which Wikipedias are currently (i.e. this year) running bots to create many articles.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Which Wikipedias have had large scale bot creation of articles this year?

2013-11-25 Thread Josh Lim
The Tagalog Wikipedia did not use bots, but we had editors doing it manually.   Users like Wikiboost, Booster Gold, etc. added hundreds, if not thousands, of articles in this manner, and that is not reflected in the statistics. Luckily though, this has largely stopped due to community

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Which Wikipedias have had large scale bot creation of articles this year?

2013-11-25 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Matthew Flaschen, 26/11/2013 00:21: On 11/25/2013 05:00 PM, Erik Zachte wrote: For all time totals per bot there is http://stats.wikimedia.org/EN/BotActivityMatrixCreates.htm For the purposes of that chart, how are you defining bots? For the purposes of all charts, please follow links. ;)