2016-03-18 21:44 GMT-07:00 SarahSV <sarahsv.w...@gmail.com>: > On Fri, Mar 18, 2016 at 5:17 PM, carl hansen <carlhansen1...@gmail.com> > wrote: > >> https://about.commonsearch.org/ >> >> "We are building a nonprofit search engine for the Web" >> >> Sounds alot like Knowledge Engine, if there were such a thing. >> Any overlap with wikimedia projects?
> Thanks for the link, Carl. Erik and Lydia are advisors, so perhaps they > could say a bit more about it. Sylvain has been working on this stuff for a while, blissfully ignorant of Wikimedia's discussions of search engines, rocketships and so on. He reached out to me shortly before the public announcement and we've talked a bit about governance, community & funding models. I've agreed to provide some continued advice along the way but have not otherwise been involved. He recently posted on wikitech-l asking for suggestions how Wikipedia/Wikidata could be integrated: https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikitech-l/2016-March/084984.html There's a lot of heavy lifting still until Common Search can become a viable project even for narrowly defined purposes but I think it's a very worthwhile effort. It also is -- I think correctly -- based on the largest pre-existing open effort to index the web, the Common Crawl. This could lead to a mutually beneficial relationship between Common Search and Common Crawl. From a Wikimedia perspective, it might develop into an opportunity to jointly showcase some of the amazing stuff that Wikidata can already do. Erik _______________________________________________ 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>