Having read the proposal, I am more than happy to endorse this follow up.
My previous annoyance with StrepHit was that it relied on the Primary
Sources tool. I am happy to note that it is now recognised how deficient it
is in the usability department.
The main thing will be to come up with strategies to involve people. So far
the Primary Sources failed miserably in this department. Now that it is no
longer a Google project we may finally consider options without the
miserable thought of Google making its mark held by some. Our license is
CC-0 so Google is welcome anyway to everything we achieve.
My pet hate of the primary sources tool is that often there are suggestions
that already exist. This can be explained that a lot of values are added
without noticing the values available. It would however be good when these
are removed without suggesting that they are declines. I do this all the
time and am sorry because it negatively impacts the Freebase statistics..
Anyway, the notion of the StrepHit functionality with improved methods to
add them to Wikidata make sense. Maybe it is even time to reconsider many
of the notions of Primary Sources.
On 24 July 2016 at 15:33, Marco Fossati <fossati(a)spaziodati.eu> wrote:
[Begging pardon if you have already read this in the
Wikidata project chat]
If you care about data quality, you probably know that high quality is
synonym of references to trusted sources.
That's why the primary sources tool is out there as a Wikidata gadget:
*The tool definitely needs an uplift.*
That's why I'm requesting a *renewal* of the StrepHit IEG.
Remember StrepHit, the Web agent that reads authoritative sources and
feeds Wikidata with references?
These 6 months of work have led to the release of the first version: its
datasets are now in the primary sources tool, together with Freebase.
To support the IEG renewal, feel free to play with them!
Please follow the instructions in this request for comment to activate the
Are you satisfied with it? Do you agree with the current discussion?
If you have any remark for improvement, please help me refine the renewal
proposal via its talk page.
If you think the primary sources tool requires a boost, please endorse the
StrepHit IEG renewal!
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