Hi All,

In my haste, I put the wrong weekday on this email. The showcase will be on
Monday this month, not Wednesday.


On Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 3:46 PM Sarah R <srodl...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Hi Everyone,
> The next Wikimedia Research Showcase will be live-streamed Wednesday,
> August 13 2018 at 11:30 AM (PDT) 18:30 UTC.
> YouTube stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGPMS4YGDMk
> 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#Upcoming_Showcase>
> Hope to see you there!
> This month's presentations is:
> *Quicksilver: Training an ML system to generate draft Wikipedia articles
> and Wikidata entries simultaneously*
> John Bohannon and Vedant Dharnidharka, Primer
> The automatic generation and updating of Wikipedia articles is usually
> approached as a multi-document summarization task: Given a set of source
> documents containing information about an entity, summarize the entity.
> Purely sequence-to-sequence neural models can pull that off, but getting
> enough data to train them is a challenge. Wikipedia articles and their
> reference documents can be used for training, as was recently done
> <https://arxiv.org/abs/1801.10198> by a team at Google AI. But how do you
> find new source documents for new entities? And besides having humans read
> all of the source documents, how do you fact-check the output? What is
> needed is a self-updating knowledge base that learns jointly with a
> summarization model, keeping track of data provenance. Lucky for us, the
> world’s most comprehensive public encyclopedia is tightly coupled with
> Wikidata, the world’s most comprehensive public knowledge base. We have
> built a system called Quicksilver uses them both.

Sarah R. Rodlund
Technical Writer, Developer Advocacy

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