Hoi,
PLEASE reconsider. A Wikidata based solution is not superior because it
started from Wikidata.

PLEASE consider collaboration. It will be so much more powerful when LSJBOT
and people at Wikidata collaborate. It will get things right the first
time. It does not have to be perfect from the start as long as it gets
better over time. As long as we always work on improving the data.

PLEASE consider text generation based on Wikidata. They are the scripts
LSJBOT uses, they can help us improve the text when more or better
information becomes available.
Thanks,
     GerardM

On 6 September 2015 at 08:25, Ricordisamoa <ricordisa...@openmailbox.org>
wrote:

> Proper data-based stubs are being worked on:
> https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/project/profile/1416/
> Lsjbot, you have no chance to survive make your time.
>
>
> Il 06/09/2015 02:40, Anders Wennersten ha scritto:
>
>> Geonames [1] is a database which holds around 9 M entries of geographical
>> related items from all over the world.
>>
>> Lsjbot is now generating articles from a subset of it, after several
>> months of extensive research on its quality, Wikidata relations and
>> notability issues. While the quality in some regions is substandard (and
>> these will not be generated) it was seen as very good in most areas.  In
>> the discussion  I was intrigued to learn that identical Arabic names should
>> be transcribed differently depending on its geographic location. And I was
>> fascinated of the question of notability of wells in the Bahrain desert
>> (which in the end was excluded, mostly because we knew too little of that
>> reality)
>>
>> In this run Lsjbot has extended its functionality even further then when
>> it generated articles for species. It looks for relevant geographical items
>> close to the actual one: a lake close by, a mountain and where is the
>> nearest major town etc.
>>
>> Macedonia  can be taken as one example. Lsjbot generated over 10000
>> articles (and 5000 disambiguous pages) making it a magnitude more than what
>> exist in enwp. Also for a well defined type like villages, almost 50% as
>> many has been generated than existing in enwp. One example [2] where you
>> can see what has been generated (and note the reuse of a relevant figure
>> existing in frwp). Please compare the corresponding articles on other
>> languages in this case, many having less information than the bot generated
>> one.
>>
>> The generation is still in early stage [3) but has already got the
>> article count for svwp to pass 2 M  today.  But it will take many months
>> more before completed and perhaps more M marks will be passed before it is
>> through. If you want to give feedback you are welcome to enter it at [4]
>>
>> Anders
>> (with all credits for the Lsjbot to be given to Sverker, its owner, I am
>> just one of the many supporters of him and his bot on svwp)
>>
>> [1]
>> http://www.geonames.org/about.html
>>
>> [2]
>> https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polaki_%28ort_i_Makedonien%29
>>
>> [3]
>> https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kategori:Robotskapade_geografiartiklar
>>
>> [4]
>>
>> https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anv%C3%A4ndardiskussion:Lsjbot/Projekt_alla_platser
>>
>>
>>
>>
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