Hi Everyone!

Just a reminder that this month's research showcase will happen today at
11:30 AM (PST) 19:30 (UTC)!

Hope to see you there!

On Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 10:58 AM, Sarah R <srodl...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> 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 [1]. 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.
>>
>> [1] 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/do
>> i/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_>*
>



-- 
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_>*
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