Hi Everyone, Quick correction.
The next Research Showcase will be live-streamed this Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 11:30 AM (PST) *19:30 (UTC).* Kindly, Sarah R. On Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 10:38 AM, Sarah R <srodl...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Hi Everyone, > > The next Research Showcase will be live-streamed this Wednesday, February > 21, 2018 at 11:30 AM (PST) 18:30 UTC. > > YouTube stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpmRWCE7F_I > > As usual, you can join the conversation on IRC at #wikimedia-research. > And, you can watch our past research showcases here > <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Research/Showcase>. > > This month's presentation: > > *Visual enrichment of collaborative knowledge bases* > > By Miriam Redi, Wikimedia Foundation > > Images allow us to explain, enrich and complement knowledge without > language barriers . They can help illustrate the content of an item in a > language-agnostic way to external data consumers. Images can be extremely > helpful in multilingual collaborative knowledge bases such as Wikidata. > > However, a large proportion of Wikidata items lack images. More than 3.6M > Wikidata items are about humans (Q5), but only 17% of them have an image > associated with them. Only 2.2M of 40 Million Wikidata items have an image. > A wider presence of images in such a rich, cross-lingual repository could > enable a more complete representation of human knowledge. > > In this talk, we will discuss challenges and opportunities faced when > using machine learning and computer vision tools for the visual enrichment > of collaborative knowledge bases. We will share research to help Wikidata > contributors make Wikidata more “visual” by recommending high-quality > Commons images to Wikidata items. We will show the first results on > free-licence image quality scoring and recommendation and discuss future > work in this direction. > >  Van Hook, Steven R. "Modes and models for transcending cultural > differences in international classrooms." Journal of Research in > International Education 10.1 (2011): 5-27. http://journals.sagepub.com/ > doi/abs/10.1177/1475240910395788 > > *Backlogs—backlogs everywhere: Using machine classification to clean up > the new page backlog* > > By Aaron Halfaker, Wikimedia Foundation > > If there's one insight that I've had about the functioning of Wikipedia > and other wiki-based online communities, it's that eventually self-directed > work breaks down and some form of organization becomes important for task > routing. In Wikipedia specifically, the notion of "backlogs" has become > dominant. There's backlogs of articles to create, articles to clean up, > articles to assess, new editor contributions to review, manual of style > rules to apply, etc. To a community of people working on a backlog, the > state of that backlog has deep effects on their emotional well being. A > backlog that only grows is frustrating and exhausting. > > Backlogs aren't inevitable though and there are many shapes that backlogs > can take. In my presentation, I'll tell a story about where English > Wikipedia editors defined a process and set of roles that formed a backlog > around new page creations. I'll make the argument that this formalization > of quality control practices has created a choke point and that > alternatives exist. Finally I'll present a vision for such an alternative > using models that we have developed for ORES, the open machine prediction > service my team maintains. > > -- > Sarah R. Rodlund > Senior Project Coordinator-Product & Technology, Wikimedia Foundation > srodl...@wikimedia.org > > -- Sarah R. Rodlund Senior Project Coordinator-Product & Technology, Wikimedia Foundation | Hic sunt leones srodl...@wikimedia.org *“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr <https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/23924.Martin_Luther_King_Jr_>* _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>