Monday, March 09, 2015

#Kian - Adding humans known to #German #Wikipedia

The first feat of Kian was to recognise humans based on articles from the German Wikipedia. Now that is the holy grail because once you know that an item is human, it is trivially easy to make all kinds of assumptions.

It was done by learning from what is already there. Given that for 90% of all Wikidata items it is already known what they are, there is plenty of learning material for Kian.

Once everything was said and done, 3600 articles are now known to be about humans. Given that much of the learning is based on Wikidata data itself, it follows that languages like Malayalam or Chinese can be tackled in the future. The future is bright and we happily welcome the first 3600 humans Kian recognised.

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