Tuesday, August 13, 2013

#Multilingual #Wikipedia

Providing information in many languages will be a challenge. The idea is to define language rules that will make sentences out of available information. Obviously, the languages that are well known and well researched are most likely to get the best results.. They are languages like English, German, French, Japanese.

But before all this language technology can be applied, it is important to get the facts. Fact is that all the subjects of all the Wikipedias can be found on Wikidata. Many statements have already been made about these subjects. It is good fun to spend time adding statements.

With the "reasonator" as seen above you find a nice presentation of what these statements indicate about a person. Providing a nice presentation that is available in participating languages is probably the first development challenge. Getting "all" the facts is probably the first community challenge.

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