sure you can reach me anytime at tf(a)simfin.com
Von: Info WorldUniversity
Gesendet: Montag, 19. Oktober 2015 21:50
An: Discussion list for the Wikidata project.
Thanks for the interesting resource you coded and shared with the Wikidata community here.
In preparing to donate CC World University and School to CC Wikidata for its 3rd
birthday!, World University, which is like CC Wikipedia in ~300 languages with best STEM
CC OpenCourseWare (and planning to accredit on CC MIT OCW in 7 languages and CC Yale OYC
to begin) would like to create CC Universities in all countries' main languages, and
in Wikidata. And WUaS plans towiki-include the CC MIT OCW Sloan School of
Management/Business courses -
- and facilitate adding related
databases, for example, and other fundamental economics' and financial research and
data of great universities - and importantly interlingually in countries' main
languages. In what ways might we explore further SimFin coding and interlingual questions
together as World University and School prepares to donate WUaS to Wikidata? World
University's focus nation states' main languages
) might be of particular interest to
Concerning "feedback regarding the data entering and review process, since I (Thomas)
coded and designed the whole system myself from scratch and tried to make the data
entering process as easy as possible" (so great, Thomas!), World University hopes to
generate /recruit student volunteers and others in all 7941 languages (for WUaS wiki
schools for open teaching and learning too), especially from great universities, to help
with coding, data entry, making and curating as wiki CC WUaS grows.
Since you know Wikidata's structure, and interlingually too to some degree, may I be
in touch with you (and possibly CLMB in Berlin) off list about some related questions?
Thank you, Thomas!
[People not interested in financial data can stop reading here - this is only indirectly
related to Wikidata but I asked Lydia and John for permission to post this so I hope you
my name is Thomas and I am the co-founder of a new crowd-sourcing website for fundamental
financial data (that is our focus is clearly on finance, so I don't think we are a
"competitor" of Wikidata) called SimFin.
I am writing to you because we launched our open beta just two weeks ago and we are now
looking for feedback, especially from people with experience in working in a
crowd-powered-environment where data is in a structured way, just like at Wikidata.
I would be especially interested in your feedback regarding the data entering and review
process, since I coded and designed the whole system myself from scratch and tried to make
the data entering process as easy as possible.
Just to make it clear, all the data on our site is freely accessible and can be exported
quickly. In fact, the core idea behind SimFin is to offer a free service that can rival
professional (and very expensive) tools used to access fundamental financial data, such as
Bloomberg or Factset, in terms of functionality, while still being free because of the
community generated content.
Sample company page: https://simfin.com/data/companies/1
The same company in wikidata as reference, there are some similarities:
Thanks for reading
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