Congratulations for the stub creation, they are good (and better that those
handmade stubs in other languages).

About the Wikidata placeholder project, it sounds very interesting.

2015-09-06 2:40 GMT+02:00 Anders Wennersten <>:

> 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]
> [2]
> [3]
> [4]
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