Yes I think using WD to look at stuff like dates of death between different
languages would be interesting.

J

On Sun, Apr 16, 2017 at 1:44 AM, Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijs...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hoi,
> How can you check for consistency when you are not able to appreciate if
> certain facts (like date of death) exist and are the same? What can you say
> about sources when some Wikipedias insist on sources in their own language
> and sources in other languages you cannot read? How do you check for
> consistency when we have over 280 Wikipedias with possible content?
>
> Do know that only Wikidata approaches a state where it knows about all our
> projects and we have not, to the best of my knowledge, assessed what the
> quality of Wikidata is on interwiki links.. Case in point, I fixed an error
> today about a person that was said to be dead because a Commons category
> was not correctly linked.
>
> When you study the consistency of English Wikipedia only, you only add to
> the current bias in research.
>
> When you want to know about the half life of an error, you can find in the
> history when for instance a date was mentioned for a first time and find
> the same date in another language. This is not trivial as the format of a
> language is diverse think Thai for instance.
> Thanks,
>         GerardM
>
> On 16 April 2017 at 02:08, John Erling Blad <jeb...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > This is more about checking consistency between projects. It is
> > interesting, but not quite what I was asking about. It is very
> interesting
> > if it would be possible to say something about half-life of an error. I'm
> > pretty sure this follows number of page views if ordinary logged-in
> editing
> > is removed.
> >
> > On Sun, Apr 16, 2017 at 12:08 AM, Gerard Meijssen <
> > gerard.meijs...@gmail.com
> > > wrote:
> >
> > > Hoi,
> > > Would checking if a date of death exists in articles be of interest to
> > you.
> > > The idea is that Wikidata knows about dates of death and for "living
> > > people" the fact of a death should be the same in all projects. When
> the
> > > date of death is missing, there is either an issue at Wikidata (not the
> > > same precision is one) or at a project.
> > >
> > > When a difference is found, the idea is that it is each projects
> > > responsibility to do what is needed. No further automation.
> > > Thanks,
> > >        GerardM
> > >
> > > On 15 April 2017 at 23:50, John Erling Blad <jeb...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Are anyone doing any work on automated quality assurance of articles?
> > Not
> > > > the ORES-stuff, that is about creating hints from measured features.
> > I'm
> > > > thinking about verifying existence and completeness of citations, and
> > > > structure of logical arguments.
> > > >
> > > > John
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