I know there are several Indian dictionaries and encyclopaedias for several
languages that are available under a free license or where the copyright
holder is seeking more exposure for its data / the language it has data
for. My point is that particularly translation dictionaries provide an
excellent basis for establishing a link to Wikidata and consequently such
efforts will bring the benefits I describe.
On 5 January 2014 15:43, Vickram Crishna <vvcris...@radiophony.com> wrote:
> Could you explain, please, what you mean precisely by adding lexical data?
> An example?
> On 5 Jan 2014 19:01, "Gerard Meijssen" <gerard.meijs...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Getting content to the Internet is very much a chicken and egg problem.
>> There is nothing and consequently nothing is added.
>> If we want to get more content in a language in a format that can help,
>> Wikidata is a good bet. One of the strategies is to have volunteers work on
>> content that has a big effect. One other strategy is by using lexical data
>> and add this to Wikidata.
>> A lexical approach is possible when the copyright holders of the data
>> understand that their data gains value when it is actually used. By linking
>> significantly into Wikidata several things are achieved:
>> - information will become available thanks to automated
>> disamibiguation and Reasonator
>> - images can be found because of links to Commons categories
>> - links to Wikipedia articles in other languages become available
>> It is relatively easy to add lexical data to wikidata. Many academic
>> projects already link to several external sources and Wikidata is
>> increasingly connected to such sources as well. It takes the ambition to do
>> something for a language to make a difference.
>> By the way big and small languages will benefit from this kind of
>> approach including English.
>> On 31 December 2013 15:27, A. Mani <a.mani....@gmail.com> wrote:
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>>> digital realm. We present evidence of a massive die-off caused by the
>>> digital divide.
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