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 . 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/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_>* _______________________________________________ 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: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>