I have often thought we should go through at least one volume of the 1911
Encyclopedia Britannica for this purpose. The cawiki is great though. I
always check the %female factor in all completed lists I have, so I also
checked cawiki in my TED speakers list, even though ca is not one of the
languages in the TED translation team. See the overall table of results
As usual, the Swedes score the best of all the European languages, but
cawiki still beats nlwiki by quite a bit.
On Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 11:23 AM, Tilman Bayer <tbayer(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
On Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 12:39 AM,
Hi, as some of you may know, the Wikipedia gender
indicator  tells us
how many articles are biographies about women x
In order to compare these numbers...Does anyone knows if there is an
comparison with gender balance in classical encyclopedias?
(Britannica, Larousse...) or, if not, could someone prepare a WD query
I think it could be a good argument for us to use: e.g "at cawiki 12% of
are about women, compared to 5% in GEC, Our most famous encyclopedia".
We could compare it also for temathic encyclopedias or other databases
projects like Mix and match.
Can someone help? thanks in advance
Amical Wikimedia Programme manager
Interesting question. There may be more suitable venues for it, e.g.
the research mailing list (CCed). Anyway, to start with two examples:
Comparison of Wikipedia with, among other sources, "Human
Accomplishment", a 2003 "ranking of geniuses throughout the ages and
around the world based on their prominence in contemporary
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