Hi Ester, Denny and Wikidatans,
CC World University and School is interested in collaborating, if possible,
and is planning to develop both in CC Wikidata's ~300 languages, but
eventually in all 7,943+ languages, and potentially with Wiktionary, and
with developing a Universal Translator (and including an historical
component - e.g time slider in Street View - which would work also with
I'm glad to be giving an IBM Cognitive Systems' talk (
) tomorrow, Thursday,
May, at 7:30am PT/ 10:30am ET, as founder and president of World University
and School, on "A Universal Translator as a Cognitive System, beginning as
a Guidebook with Test" - to which you're invited. The WUaS Universal
Translator will help translate WUaS's wiki pages with CC MIT OCW in 7
languages from English into all countries' official languages, and much,
much more in all 7,943 languages. Here's a WUaS MediaWiki example from
English to German -
- having used the Google Translate machine translator.
(WUaS is like Wikipedia with best STEM CC OpenCourseWare and planning to
accredit on CC MIT OCW in 7 languages and CC Yale OYC for online free CC
university degrees in all countries' main languages, as well as facilitate
wiki schools for open teaching and learning in all 7,943 languages - and
become a CC growth story for languages and the web). Best, Scott
On Wed, May 4, 2016 at 10:48 AM, Ester Pantaleo <esterpantaleo(a)gmail.com>
Thanks a lot Denny for your reply! I understand what
In any case, consider endorsing my proposal if you like, by writing a
short comment in the endorsement section of the grant. That would help
approval! But of course only if you feel like endorsing it.
All the best,
On May 4, 2016 7:38 PM, "Denny Vrandečić" <vrandecic(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I think that is a great idea. But Wikidata is not
suited yet a lexical
knowledge base, and I think that would be a necessary precondition for your
There is a project plan to make Wikidata suitable to be a lexical
And I sure hope that we will hear soon how this will move forward :)
On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 8:02 AM Ester Pantaleo <esterpantaleo(a)gmail.com>
I am writing to get some feedback on an IGE grant proposal
submitted to Wikimedia that might be of interest to the Wikidata community
as it aims at building a database from Wiktionary data.
More specifically the aim of the project is to develop an interactive
visualization for etymological relationships using dbnary's
extraction-framework (for Wiktionary)
The data behind the visualization will consist of an RDF database of
Wiktionary data (definition, part of speech, synonyms, etc) built using
dbnary and a database of etymological relationships built using a
custom code (to be integrated into dbnary) that translates Wiktionary
textual etymology into a graph database of etymological relationships.
A demo of my interactive visualization *etytree* is available here:
The visualization will present - in one graph - the etymology of all
words deriving from the same ancestor. Users can expand/collapse
the tree to visualize what they are interested in. The textual part
attached to the graph can be easily translated in any language and the app
would become a multilingual resource.
I am writing to the Wikidata community because I would like to know if
the Wikidata community thinks Wikidata could host this data. This project
could help integrate dbnary into a Wikimedia environment and create a
database from Wiktionary. In particular, the database of etymological
relationships will be available for the community and can be used as a
resource to study the history of languages, how pronunciation evolved
through time, and eventually how semantics evolved through time.
The link to the grant proposal is
Feedback is very welcome on the grant proposal page or on the talk page
of the grant
Looking forward to read your comments.
Thanks a lot!
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