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> From: Philippe Beaudette <pbeaudette(a)wikimedia.org>
> Date: December 21, 2009 6:30:11 PM CST
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> Philippe Beaudette
> Facilitator, Strategy Project
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Facilitator, Strategy Project
mobile: 918 200-WIKI (9454)
Imagine a world in which every human being can freely share in
the sum of all knowledge. Help us make it a reality!
This message is to announce the availability of the "Match and Split"
tool on all Wikisources that have a "Page" namespace.
"Match and Split" is a semi-automatic procedure that transfers text
from a page of your wikisource, to the corresponding pages of the
"Page" namespace. It finds the limits between physical pages in the
text, by comparing text to the raw OCR text layer of a djvu file.
During the last few weeks the tool has been successfully tested at the
French, English and German wikisources. At fr.ws, more than 1000 texts
were processed and converted to the Page format, in less than a month
(see the statistics here :
*How to install*
In order to install the tool on your wiki, you need to install the
In order to benefit from code updates you may include it directly,
as in this gadget:
In addition, you need to give User:ThomasBot the robot flag.
*How to use the tool*
Help in English can be found here :
In addition, the job queue is visible at :
I would like to announce you to http://dml.cz/. There are PD-70 texts
available for Wikisource. Many of them are in German language, but some of
them also in the Czech language.
They are not sorted by a license, but I would say, those from the 19th
century will be probably PD-70. Also there is a good news, that they are in
PDF and it si possible to exploit it like a raw text, unfortunately Czech
laws, protects parties which created digital collections.
So if you are interested in some of the books, lets write a list of them and
I will try to figure out, if they are PD-70 for sure. Any idea? How to find
out when the author died? Then if they'll be founded PD-70, it would be
pleasure for me to negotiate with the library the possible release for
Juan de Vojníkov