Getting content to the Internet is very much a chicken and egg problem.
There is nothing and consequently nothing is added.
If we want to get more content in a language in a format that can help,
Wikidata is a good bet. One of the strategies is to have volunteers work on
content that has a big effect. One other strategy is by using lexical data
and add this to Wikidata.
A lexical approach is possible when the copyright holders of the data
understand that their data gains value when it is actually used. By linking
significantly into Wikidata several things are achieved:
- information will become available thanks to automated disamibiguation
- images can be found because of links to Commons categories
- links to Wikipedia articles in other languages become available
It is relatively easy to add lexical data to wikidata. Many academic
projects already link to several external sources and Wikidata is
increasingly connected to such sources as well. It takes the ambition to do
something for a language to make a difference.
By the way big and small languages will benefit from this kind of approach
On 31 December 2013 15:27, A. Mani <a.mani.cms(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Abstract: Of the approximately 7,000 languages spoken today, some
2,500 are generally considered endangered. Here we argue that this
consensus figure vastly underestimates the danger of digital language
death, in that less than 5% of all languages can still ascend to the
digital realm. We present evidence of a massive die-off caused by the
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