Forwarding because this (ambitious!) proposal may be of interest to people
on other lists. I'm not endorsing the proposal at this time, but I'm
curious about it.
( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )
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From: Denny Vrandečić <vrandecic(a)gmail.com>
Date: Sat, Sep 29, 2018 at 6:32 PM
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia in an abstract language
To: Wikimedia Mailing List <wikimedia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
Semantic Web languages allow to express ontologies and knowledge bases in a
way meant to be particularly amenable to the Web. Ontologies formalize the
shared understanding of a domain. But the most expressive and widespread
languages that we know of are human natural languages, and the largest
knowledge base we have is the wealth of text written in human languages.
We looks for a path to bridge the gap between knowledge representation
languages such as OWL and human natural languages such as English. We
propose a project to simultaneously expose that gap, allow to collaborate
on closing it, make progress widely visible, and is highly attractive and
valuable in its own right: a Wikipedia written in an abstract language to
be rendered into any natural language on request. This would make current
Wikipedia editors about 100x more productive, and increase the content of
Wikipedia by 10x. For billions of users this will unlock knowledge they
currently do not have access to.
My first talk on this topic will be on October 10, 2018, 16:45-17:00, at
the Asilomar in Monterey, CA during the Blue Sky track of ISWC. My second,
longer talk on the topic will be at the DL workshop in Tempe, AZ, October
27-29. Comments are very welcome as I prepare the slides and the talk.
Link to the paper: http://simia.net/download/abstractwikipedia.pdf
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In the pre-conference of SWIB18 , Stacy Allison-Cassin and Dan Scott
have lead yesterday a great workshop on "Wikibase: configure, customize,
Among others, the discussion on the panel have show the big interest on
a decentralized mode to use Wikidata throug a network of Wikibase instances.
To implement it, we have identify the following needs:
* Wikibase instance on Docker have to be update to current version of
* A users' community have to be build and remain in close connecting
interactions with the development team.
* Performing Import and export script between Wikidata and Wikibase
have to be achieve.
* Connecting Properties have to be developping in the way to
interoperate the instances.
Is the Wikidata Community agree with this proposal? The development team
Is it necessary to open a second mailing-list dedicate to Wikibase?
Where is the best place to discuss of all this things?
Pour le lieu imaginaire
Baptiste de Coulon
conseiller en gestion de l'information
le lieu imaginaire
rue des Oeillets 14
+41 78 636 32 17
I am investigating with several people other the rainbow in GNU project as
part of guix .
Our goal is to make our packages easier to discover by our users via
full-text search or structured queries.
a) I see Arch and Debian have properties. What would it take to have a guix
b) Is there already a group of people working together to put in place a
list of requirements
for software entities to be considered good in the sens of wikidata?
c) What level of notoriety requires a software to be included in wikidata?
Thanks in advance!
 http://gnu.org/s/guix is both a package manager and an Operating System
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