Excellent. Google also provided a list of some of the most missing items in
13 languages of India as part of Project Tiger.



On Thu, May 31, 2018 at 10:58 AM, Amir E. Aharoni <
amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il> wrote:

> Hi!
> There's a little research project I've been working on in the last few
> weeks: What are the articles that people are most often looking for in
> their language, and *cannot* find?
> I was doing this by looking at the logs of searches in the language search
> box in the interlanguage links panel and counting the articles on which
> searching for a language didn't yield any result.
> This can be useful to the editors in different languages for understanding
> which articles are in demand and should be created. This may also be useful
> for considering how to reorganize existing articles. Of course, actually
> doing this is up to the editing communities in each language; I'm just
> trying to show where exactly does this happen.
> My first attempt at producing a report about it can be found here:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Most_wanted_articles_across_languages
> This is my first attempt to make a public version of this report, so you
> may find some issues there, for example contradicting or missing data.
> Also, the tables could probably be more nicely designed. Bug reports,
> suggestions for improvement, and all other feedback is obviously welcome.
> However, I believe this is good enough for taking a first look and reaching
> some conclusions.
> The two immediate findings that I can see are that the most notable
> articles that people cannot find fall into the following categories:
> * Topics that are popular in the news: "Avengers: Infinity War", "General
> Data Protection Regulation", "Avicii". In particular, I should note that
> topics that are featured in Google Doodles [1] come up often: "Georges
> Méliès", "Mahadevi Varma", etc.
> * Topics that are covered in another language, but cannot be found because
> of different organization of information. This often happens with articles
> where there are cultural differences between languages, for example
> "Football" in the English Wikipedia refers to several different games (I'd
> guess that many people around the world are interested in "Association
> Football"). This also often happens with articles about Biology and
> species: "Homo Sapiens", "Blueberry", etc.; these are organized differently
> in different Wikipedias.
> [1] https://www.google.com/doodles/
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