Thanks, Florence!

I was aware of the WIGI research project (and have linked to it in the
==See Also== section of my page), but I was not aware of this page.  Neat!
So I won't need to update my own page. :)

   A.

On Thu, Jun 16, 2016 at 2:14 PM, Florence Devouard <fdevou...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hello Asaf
>
> Just making sure that you knew about WHGI :
> http://whgi.wmflabs.org/gender-by-language.html
>
> Do you know if there are differences in analysis between the two analysis ?
>
> I checked a few figures and it fits pretty well.
>
> Flo
>
>
> Le 16/06/16 à 21:14, Asaf Bartov a écrit :
>
>> Hullo everyone.
>>
>> I was asked by a volunteer for help getting stats on the gender gap in
>> content on a certain Wikipedia, and came up with simple Wikidata Query
>> Service[1] queries that pulled the total number of articles on a given
>> Wikipedia about men and about women, to calculate *the proportion of
>> articles about women out of all articles about humans*.
>>
>> Then I was curious about how that wiki compared to other wikis, so I ran
>> the queries on a bunch of languages, and gathered the results into a
>> table,
>> here:
>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Ijon/Content_gap
>>
>> (please see the *caveat* there.)
>>
>> I don't have time to fully write-up everything I find interesting in those
>> results, but I will quickly point out the following:
>>
>> 1. The Nepali statistic is simply astonishing! There must be a story
>> there.  I'm keen on learning more about this, if anyone can shed light.
>>
>> 2. Evidently, ~13%-17% seems like a robust average of the proportion of
>> articles about women among all biographies.
>>
>> 3. among the top 10 largest wikis, Japanese is the least imbalanced.  Good
>> job, Japanese Wikipedians!  I wonder if you have a good sense of what
>> drives this relatively better balance. (my instinctive guess is pop
>> culture
>> coverage.)
>>
>> 4. among the top 10 largest wikis, Russian is the most imbalanced.
>>
>> 5. I intend to re-generate these stats every two months or so, to
>> eventually have some sense of trends and changes.
>>
>> 6. Your efforts, particularly on small-to-medium wikis, can really make a
>> dent in these numbers!  For example, it seems I am personally
>> responsible[2] for almost 1% of the coverage of women on Hebrew Wikipedia!
>> :)
>>
>> 7. I encourage you to share these numbers with your communities.  Perhaps
>> you'd like to overtake the wiki just above yours? :)
>>
>> 8. I'm happy to add additional languages to the table, by request.  Or you
>> can do it yourself, too. :)
>>
>>    A.
>>
>> [1] https://query.wikidata.org/
>> [2] Yay #100wikidays :) https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/100wikidays
>>
>>
>
>
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