Hello discussion list:

I have a need to hire someone familiar with not just a wiki API, as that appears simple enough; As I've sent out requests for quotes to pull political information through the API to developers, I'm finding the outrageous costs involved to be not for the programming skills but because of how to efficiently go after the data I want, not to mention the countless hours I'm going through to determine a flow chart of links.

I'm looking to pay someone who could stream line this for me. Ideally you would know word press and will integrate my portal onto my website.

Thank you in  advance
David Hahn

On Thursday, May 26, 2016 5:37 PM, Scott MacLeod <worlduniversityandschool@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi Jan and Wikidatans, 

That sounds about right. 

I think the possible number of Wikidata languages (and inter-lingual developments) will emerge as these two projects develop a little further - 

RFC: Per-language URLs for multilingual wiki pages -

RFC: make Parser::getTargetLanguage aware of multilingual wikis - 

which I just learned yesterday in the #wikimedia-office hour at 2pm PT (on Wednesdays).

CC World University and School, which is like CC Wikipedia with CC MIT OCW in 7 languages and CC Yale OYC (and planning online free best STEM CC OCW accrediting university degrees in ~204 countries' main and official languages) is seeking additionally to develop wiki schools for open teaching and learning in all 7,943+ languages building in CC Wikidata/Wikibase, if possible - as well as for an universal translator. How easy ahead will it be to simply "populate" a list of all 8K languages in Wikidata/Wikibase for various artificial intelligence, machine learning and machine translation developments?  


On Thu, May 26, 2016 at 3:26 PM, Jan Macura <macurajan@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi all,

looking into [1] I read that Wikidata supports 358 languages. Is it still true? For example, I tried to add label in language coded as "nan" (defined in ISO 639-3) and it worked. However it didn't worked for e.g. "arb", which is also part of the ISO 639-3 standard. So how many?


[1] VRANDEČIĆ, Denny, KRÖTZSCH, Markus. Wikidata: A Free Collaborative Knowledgebase. Communications of the ACM. 2014-10, Vol. 57 No. 10, 7885. DOI 10.1145/2629489. http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2014/10/178785-wikidata/fulltext

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