Hi Nilesh :)
On Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 7:50 PM, Nilesh Chakraborty <nilesh(a)nileshc.com> wrote:
I am a 3rd year undergraduate student of computer science, pursuing my
B.Tech degree at RCC Institute of Information Technology. I am proficient
in Java, PHP and C#.
Among the project ideas on the GSoC 2013 ideas page, the one particular
idea that seemed really interesting to me is developing an Entity
Suggester for Wikidata. I want to work on it.
I am passionate about data mining, big data and recommendation engines,
therefore this idea naturally appeals to me a lot. I have experience with
building music and people recommendation systems, and have worked with
Myrrix and Apache Mahout. I recently designed and implemented such a
recommendation system and deployed it on a live production site, where I'm
interning at, to recommend Facebook users to each other depending upon
This sounds excellent!
The problem is, the documentation for Wikidata and the
seems pretty daunting to me since I have not ever configured a mediawiki
instance or actually used it. (I am on my way to try it out following the
.) I can
easily build a recommendation system and create a web-service or REST based
API through which the engine can be trained with existing data, and queried
and all. This seems to be a collaborative filtering problem (people who
bought x also bought y). It'll be easier if I could get some help about the
part where/how I need to integrate it with Wikidata. Also, some sample
datasets (csv files?) or schemas (just the column names and data types?)
would help a lot, for me to figure this out.
It is important I think that you try to set up a system where you can
test what you're working on. If the documentation is not good enough
for you to get this running please let me know where you are stuck.
Then we need to improve the documentation there. That'll make it a lot
easier for others following you :)
I assume you have also already gotten yourself familiar with
, browsed around and made a few edits? That should help
you get a feeling for why the suggester is so important.
also important to understand for this project.
Let me know if you have more questions or get stuck.
Lydia Pintscher - http://about.me/lydia.pintscher
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