Cross-list posting, as it's relevant to Wiktionary and Wikimedia as a whole.
First of all, please go to Meta page "Names of Wikimedia languages"
 and do the best to proofread or translate items. That's
strategically important set of lists for the movement. We have to know
the names of Wikimedia languages in Wikimedia languages.
This is the first mobilization for this kind of simple translations:
few hundred terms, of which this list is the most complex, as it
requires additional column "in <this> language".
The next one will be about lexicographical and grammatical terms and
abbreviations. That one is of strategic importance for Wiktionary, as
it allows anyone to generate sane dictionary entries.
After those two lists we'll be able to start working on the
Ornithological dictionary, with something less than 400 species.
And now about the number of tanks...
Let's say that there are 250 Wikimedia languages and that we have
three matrix sets: names of languages, 100 lexicographical and
grammatical abbreviations and terms and 400 species from
ornithological dictionary. And that we have those lists translated in
all (250) Wikimedia languages. The numbers are...
* The names of 250 languages *times* in 250 languages (=62,500 entries
per project) *times* on 250 projects (=15,625,000 entries on all
* 100 lexicographical and grammatical terms and abbreviations *times*
250 languages (=25,000 entries per project) *times* on 250 projects
(=6,250,000 entries on all projects).
* 400 bird species * 250 languages (=100,000 entries per project)
*times* on 250 projects (=25,000,000 entries on all projects).
OK. That calculation is too optimistic. I would be happy if we get
translations in 50 languages. The numbers would be then 125,000
entries for languages, 250,000 entries for lexicographical and
grammatical terms and abbreviations and 1,000,000 for birds.
Besides obvious fact that traditional lexicography isn't that
optimized (note that it's about traditional lexicography, not about
Wiktionary itself, thus not that fixable) and that we need a bit
better method (OmegaWiki, Wikidata, we are developing the proof of
concept, as well), there are two other consequences:
1) If we have a set of 400 words and we translate them in 50
languages, we are getting one million of entries. We should be doing
that on monthly basis. It's not hard at all!
2) In a bit more complex form, which requires more work per matrix set
and smaller output ("just" multiplication of the first and third
number), this could be used for Wikipedia articles, as well. (You need
much more information in encyclopedic article for German language than
in a dictionary entry. But it's quite possible to do it. And it's
especially important for languages with small number of speakers.)
Please go to  and help this translation! Having the names of
Wikimedia languages in Wikimedia languages *is* important no matter if
it's about Wiktionary or generating the content. We should know the
names of our languages in our languages.
== Apologies for Crossposting ==
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SEMANTiCS 2015 -- 11th International Conference on Semantic Systems
15-17 September 2015, Vienna / Austria
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*— Conference Scope ---*
The annual SEMANTiCS conference is the meeting place for professionals
who make semantic computing work, and understand its benefits and know
its limitations. Every year, SEMANTiCS attracts information managers,
IT-architects, software engineers, and researchers, from organisations
ranging from NPOs, universities, public administrations to the largest
companies in the world.
*— Conference Program ---*
The 2015 edition offers a rich program consisting of 5 keynotes, 24
scientific presentations, 30 industry talks, 38 posters and various
workshops and social events. For details please visit our program page:
*— Keynote Speakers --- *
·Jeanne Holms -- Chief Knowledge Architect at NASA
·Peter Mika -- Director Semantic Lab at Yahoo
·Oscar Orcho -- Associate Professor for Artifical Intelligence,
Universidad de Madrid
·Klaus Tochtermann -- Leibniz Information Center for Economics
·Sam Rehman -- CTO at EPAM Systems
*— Workshops & Satellite Events ---*
*MeetUp: SMART DATA SOLUTIONS*
An outlook into the world of data centric business, technologies and
innovations: Data is everywhere these days and efficient data management
is THE key factor for success in nearly all industries in the meantime.
McKinsey lists data as a key factor for production alongside with labor
and capital in one of their recent reports. Furthermore, Data is
produced in huge amounts by sensors, social networks or mobile devices
and the amounts of data available worldwide grow exponentially…
Place: Haus der Ingenieure, Eschenbachgasse 9, 1010 Wien
Date: 15.09.2015, Entrance: 18:30pm CET ; Start event: 19:30 - 22:30pm CET
*2nd International Workshop on Geospatial Linked Data*
In recent years, Semantic Web technologies have strengthened their
position in the areas of data and knowledge management. Standards for
organizing and querying semantic information, such as RDF(S) and SPARQL
are adopted by large academic communities, while corporate vendors adopt
semantic technologies to organize, expose, exchange and retrieve their
datasets as Linked Data.
Chairs: Alejandra Garcia-Rojas M. (Ontos AG), Robert Isele or Rene
Pietzsch, Jens Lehmann (AKSW, University of Leipzig)
Date: 15th of September 2015, 09.00 to 13.00 CEST
*The SEMANTIC EXPERIENCE Coffee & Cocktail LOUNGE*
Sponsored Event: Enjoy semantic technology inspiration in a relaxed
atmosphere. Refresh yourself with Viennese coffee or a cocktail and get
in touch with semantic industry experts.
Date: 15th of September 2015, 15.45 to 18.00 CEST
Room: LC Club Room
*Linked Data in Industry 4.0*
The overall goal of the workshop is to identify challenges and
limitations from the manufacturing engineering industry in the scope of
the mentioned design principles, and bring them together with experts
and solution approaches from the linked data community in the scope of
Chairs: Thomas Moser (FH St. Pölten), Stefan Hupe (IoT Austria)
Date: 15th of September 2015, 14.00 to 17.00 CEST
*European Data Economy Workshop - Focus Data Value Chain & Big and Open
This workshop is to overview the state of the art in Europe regarding
Big and Open Data initiatives and its impact in the Europan economy and
benefits for theEuropean society. Representatives from the Big Data
Value Association, the annual European Data Forum and data related
projects will participate during the first session of the workshop.
Furthermore it gives information about the Austrian Big Data Study
carried out in 2014 by AIT and IDC
Chairs: Nelia Lasierra (STI Innsbruck), Martin Kaltenböck (Semantic Web
Date: 15th of September 2015, 09.00 to 13.00 CEST
*1st Workshop on Data Science: Methods, Technology and Applications
This workshop is meant as an opportunity to bring together researchers
and practitioners interested in data science to present their ideas and
discuss the most important scientific, technical and socio-economical
challenges of this emerging field.
Chairs: Bernhard Haslhofer (AIT - Austrian Institute of Technology),
Elena Simperl (Univ. Southampton), Rainer Stütz (AIT - Austrian
Institute of Technology), Ingo Feinerer (FH Wiener Neustadt)
Date: 15th of September 2015, 09.00 to 17.00 CEST
*Workshop on Linked Data Strategies - Commercialisation of Interlinked Data*
In this workshop, we will give several demos and concrete examples of
how Linked Data can be used by enterprises in various industries. The
workshop aims to give users and providers of Linked Data valuable
methods and best practices at hand, which help them to make profound
decisions in their Linked Data projects.
Chairs: Christian Dirschl (Wolters Kluwer), Andreas Blumauer (Semantic
Web Company), Tassilo Pellegrini (FH St. Pölten)
Date: 15th of September 2015, 14.00 to 15.30 CEST
*Hackathon on "The power of Linked Data in Agriculture and Food Safety"*
“Data+Need=Hack”, this is the idea of a hackathon that brings together
like-minded people to develop, in a short time frame, novel solutions to
problems around the theme “Agriculture and Food Safety”.
Chairs: Christian Blaschke (Semantic Web Company, Vienna), Stasinos
Konstantopoulos (Institute of Informatics & Telecommunications of the
NCSR Demokritos, Athens)
Date: 18th of September 2015, 10.00 to 16.00 CEST
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