Lila, thank you for posting this. I have no technical background, so I only have a limited understanding of how the Discovery project works. But as an editor and reader I've been frustrated by the limitations of Wikipedia search. Even things that I know are there, because I added them myself, are regularly not returned. Sometimes for reasons I can't fathom; sometimes because I've mistyped something.
It's the same with Siri on iPhone. I ask it something that I know is on Wikipedia and it can't seem to find it. Or it will return a link to articles in which certain terms appear. But people don't want to have to look at whole articles. We have this enormous and wonderful amount of knowledge to some extent trapped inside Wikipedia. How do we unlock it? How do we teach computers how to find and deliver it? In future, could Wikipedia reply to questions on people's phones, instead of Siri? This kind of research sounds very exciting, and the Foundation is well-placed to do it. Sarah On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 4:27 PM, Lila Tretikov <l...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Hi Anthony, > > I know this request was for the Board, but I took time to explain as much > as I could about the context of this grant and the work it funds as well as > to answer as many questions as possible that I have seen. I realize many > people a curious about what it actually funds, so you will find the > statement of work cut and pasted there. > > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User_talk:LilaTretikov_(WMF)#Knowledge_Engine_grant > < > https://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fmeta.wikimedia.org%2Fwiki%2FUser_talk%3ALilaTretikov_%28WMF%29%23Knowledge_Engine_grant&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNHbv_CPFd5d3dh7WKET5YlNSZvHdA > > > > Hope this answers some of your questions, > Lila > > _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>