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December 2018 at Women in Red[edit]

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Greetings[edit]

Hi bro. It's been a while. Hope things are well on your end? I have been away from Wikipedia for quite a while. Not sure if I am going to start editing regularly just yet. Just thought I check on you. Take care man.  Versace1608  Wanna Talk? 01:27, 28 November 2018 (UTC)

  • Hi Versace1608 What happened to you?!!! So good to hear from you again after such a long time. I hope everything is good with you? Welcome back bro!--Jamie Tubers (talk) 10:05, 28 November 2018 (UTC)

Facto Post – Issue 18 – 30 November 2018[edit]

Facto Post – Issue 18 – 30 November 2018
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WikiCite issue

GLAM ♥ data — what is a gallery, library, archive or museum without a catalogue? It follows that Wikidata must love librarians. Bibliography supports students and researchers in any topic, but open and machine-readable bibliographic data even more so, outside the silo. Cue the WikiCite initiative, which was meeting in conference this week, in the Bay Area of California.

Wikidata training for librarians at WikiCite 2018

In fact there is a broad scope: "Open Knowledge Maps via SPARQL" and the "Sum of All Welsh Literature", identification of research outputs, Library.Link Network and Bibframe 2.0, OSCAR and LUCINDA (who they?), OCLC and Scholia, all these co-exist on the agenda. Certainly more library science is coming Wikidata's way. That poses the question about the other direction: is more Wikimedia technology advancing on libraries? Good point.

Wikimedians generally are not aware of the tech background that can be assumed, unless they are close to current training for librarians. A baseline definition is useful here: "bash, git and OpenRefine". Compare and contrast with pywikibot, GitHub and mix'n'match. Translation: scripting for automation, version control, data set matching and wrangling in the large, are on the agenda also for contemporary library work. Certainly there is some possible common ground here. Time to understand rather more about the motivations that operate in the library sector.

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Afrocine Contest Update[edit]

Hi Jamie I hope you are doing great. I just want to find out about the contest that I and other participant contested in. We the participant of the contest have not received any update after the contest ended and it has been over two weeks.

I hope you take it consideration as we look forward to your updates on the outcome of the competition . Thank you. (Jwale2 (talk) 03:27, 22 December 2018 (UTC))

  • Hello,
Thanks for contacting me, the winners will surely be announced soon. Don't worry :)--Jamie Tubers (talk) 10:42, 22 December 2018 (UTC)

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Facto Post – Issue 19 – 27 December 2018[edit]

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Learning from Zotero

Zotero is free software for reference management by the Center for History and New Media: see Wikipedia:Citing sources with Zotero. It is also an active user community, and has broad-based language support.

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Besides the handiness of Zotero's warehousing of personal citation collections, the Zotero translator underlies the citoid service, at work behind the VisualEditor. Metadata from Wikidata can be imported into Zotero; and in the other direction the zotkat tool from the University of Mannheim allows Zotero bibliographies to be exported to Wikidata, by item creation. With an extra feature to add statements, that route could lead to much development of the focus list (P5008) tagging on Wikidata, by WikiProjects.

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There is also a large-scale encyclopedic dimension here. The construction of Zotero translators is one facet of Web scraping that has a strong community and open source basis. In that it resembles the less formal mix'n'match import community, and growing networks around other approaches that can integrate datasets into Wikidata, such as the use of OpenRefine.

Looking ahead, the thirtieth birthday of the World Wide Web falls in 2019, and yet the ambition to make webpages routinely readable by machines can still seem an ever-retreating mirage. Wikidata should not only be helping Wikimedia integrate its projects, an ongoing process represented by Structured Data on Commons and lexemes. It should also be acting as a catalyst to bring scraping in from the cold, with institutional strengths as well as resourceful code.

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AfroCine: Thank You![edit]

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Greetings!

The Months of African Cinema Global Edit-a-thon was concluded on 30 November 2018, and we've had amazing results. Over 570 articles were created across 8 language-Wikipedias. 7 in-person gatherings of Wikipedians were organized across different parts of the world.

All our winners have been recognized and you can check the complete list here.

For a pilot event, all our expectations were surpassed and we have you to thank for that. Thank you so much for being part of this global event! Thank you for helping to fix African content gaps on Wikipedia! We hope to see more of your participation in future AfroCine events and activities. Please remember to signup on the main WikiProject participants page, in order to get updated with these activities.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 23:50, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

February 2019 at Women in Red[edit]

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Facto Post – Issue 20 – 31 January 2019[edit]

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Everything flows (and certainly data does)

Recently Jimmy Wales has made the point that computer home assistants take much of their data from Wikipedia, one way or another. So as well as getting Spotify to play Frosty the Snowman for you, they may be able to answer the question "is the Pope Catholic?" Possibly by asking for disambiguation (Coptic?).

Amazon Echo device using the Amazon Alexa service in voice search showdown with the Google rival on an Android phone

Headlines about data breaches are now familiar, but the unannounced circulation of information raises other issues. One of those is Gresham's law stated as "bad data drives out good". Wikipedia and now Wikidata have been criticised on related grounds: what if their content, unattributed, is taken to have a higher standing than Wikimedians themselves would grant it? See Wikiquote on a misattribution to Bismarck for the usual quip about "law and sausages", and why one shouldn't watch them in the making.

Wikipedia has now turned 18, so should act like as adult, as well as being treated like one. The Web itself turns 30 some time between March and November this year, per Tim Berners-Lee. If the Knowledge Graph by Google exemplifies Heraclitean Web technology gaining authority, contra GIGO, Wikimedians still have a role in its critique. But not just with the teenage skill of detecting phoniness.

There is more to beating Gresham than exposing the factoid and urban myth, where WP:V does do a great job. Placeholders must be detected, and working with Wikidata is a good way to understand how having one statement as data can blind us to replacing it by a more accurate one. An example that is important to open access is that, firstly, the term itself needs considerable unpacking, because just being able to read material online is a poor relation of "open"; and secondly, trying to get Creative Commons license information into Wikidata shows up issues with classes of license (such as CC-BY) standing for the actual license in major repositories. Detailed investigation shows that "everything flows" exacerbates the issue. But Wikidata can solve it.

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AfroCine: Thank You![edit]

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Greetings!

You have given so many AfroCine related barnsters to people, but no one has given you any :). This is for organizing a fairly decent and successful inaugural AfroCine project. Specifically, I want to appreciate you for:

  • Creating the project pages and subpages
  • Providing comprehensive meta information through the construction of sentences and paragraphs related to the contest
  • Identifying and propagating possible reliable sources to be used during the contest
  • Innovation, creating and distribution of barnsters after the contest
  • Reminding participants of the state of the contest during mid-season
  • Counting all the articles created and improved per editor
  • And most importantly, for also being a participant, creating and improving some articles during the contest
I hope it continues and becomes a tradition every November/December on Wikipedia. HandsomeBoy (talk) 08:35, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Hello HandsomeBoy, thank you so much for your kind words. At the end of the day, the success of the wiki-event is not due to just me, but everyone who has participated in one way or the other. That includes you! Hopefully, subsequent editions would be much better and bigger! Thank you once again :).--Jamie Tubers (talk) 11:45, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

March 2019 at Women in Red[edit]

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Facto Post – Issue 21 – 28 February 2019[edit]

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What is a systematic review?

Systematic reviews are basic building blocks of evidence-based medicine, surveys of existing literature devoted typically to a definite question that aim to bring out scientific conclusions. They are principled in a way Wikipedians can appreciate, taking a critical view of their sources.

PRISMA flow diagram for a systematic review

Ben Goldacre in 2014 wrote (link below) "[...] : the "information architecture" of evidence based medicine (if you can tolerate such a phrase) is a chaotic, ad hoc, poorly connected ecosystem of legacy projects. In some respects the whole show is still run on paper, like it's the 19th century." Is there a Wikidatan in the house? Wouldn't some machine-readable content that is structured data help?

2011 photograph by Bernard Schittny of the "Legacy Projects" group

Most likely it would, but the arcana of systematic reviews and how they add value would still need formal handling. The PRISMA standard dates from 2009, with an update started in 2018. The concerns there include the corpus of papers used: how selected and filtered? Now that Wikidata has a 20.9 million item bibliography, one can at least pose questions. Each systematic review is a tagging opportunity for a bibliography. Could that tagging be reproduced by a query, in principle? Can it even be second-guessed by a query (i.e. simulated by a protocol which translates into SPARQL)? Homing in on the arcana, do the inclusion and filtering criteria translate into metadata? At some level they must, but are these metadata explicitly expressed in the articles themselves? The answer to that is surely "no" at this point, but can TDM find them? Again "no", right now. Automatic identification doesn't just happen.

Actually these questions lack originality. It should be noted though that WP:MEDRS, the reliable sources guideline used here for health information, hinges on the assumption that the usefully systematic reviews of biomedical literature can be recognised. Its nutshell summary, normally the part of a guideline with the highest density of common sense, allows literature reviews in general validity, but WP:MEDASSESS qualifies that indication heavily. Process wonkery about systematic reviews definitely has merit.

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April editathons at Women in Red[edit]

April 2019[edit]

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Facto Post – Issue 22 – 28 March 2019[edit]

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When in the cloud, do as the APIs do

Half a century ago, it was the era of the mainframe computer, with its air-conditioned room, twitching tape-drives, and appearance in the title of a spy novel Billion-Dollar Brain then made into a Hollywood film. Now we have the cloud, with server farms and the client–server model as quotidian: this text is being typed on a Chromebook.

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The term Applications Programming Interface or API is 50 years old, and refers to a type of software library as well as the interface to its use. While a compiler is what you need to get high-level code executed by a mainframe, an API out in the cloud somewhere offers a chance to perform operations on a remote server. For example, the multifarious bots active on Wikipedia have owners who exploit the MediaWiki API.

APIs (called RESTful) that allow for the GET HTTP request are fundamental for what could colloquially be called "moving data around the Web"; from which Wikidata benefits 24/7. So the fact that the Wikidata SPARQL endpoint at query.wikidata.org has a RESTful API means that, in lay terms, Wikidata content can be GOT from it. The programming involved, besides the SPARQL language, could be in Python, younger by a few months than the Web.

Magic words, such as occur in fantasy stories, are wishful (rather than RESTful) solutions to gaining access. You may need to be a linguist to enter Ali Baba's cave or the western door of Moria (French in the case of "Open Sesame", in fact, and Sindarin being the respective languages). Talking to an API requires a bigger toolkit, which first means you have to recognise the tools in terms of what they can do. On the way to the wikt:impactful or polymathic modern handling of facts, one must perhaps take only tactful notice of tech's endemic problem with documentation, and absorb the insightful point that the code in APIs does articulate the customary procedures now in place on the cloud for getting information. As Owl explained to Winnie-the-Pooh, it tells you The Thing to Do.

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May you join this month's editathons from WiR![edit]

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Facto Post – Issue 23 – 30 April 2019[edit]

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Completely clouded?
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Talk of cloud computing draws a veil over hardware, but also, less obviously but more importantly, obscures such intellectual distinction as matters most in its use. Wikidata begins to allow tasks to be undertaken that were out of easy reach. The facility should not be taken as the real point.

Coming in from another angle, the "executive decision" is more glamorous; but the "administrative decision" should be admired for its command of facts. Think of the attitudes ad fontes, so prevalent here on Wikipedia as "can you give me a source for that?", and being prepared to deal with complicated analyses into specified subcases. Impatience expressed as a disdain for such pedantry is quite understandable, but neither dirty data nor false dichotomies are at all good to have around.

Issue 13 and Issue 21, respectively on WP:MEDRS and systematic reviews, talk about biomedical literature and computing tasks that would be of higher quality if they could be made more "administrative". For example, it is desirable that the decisions involved be consistent, explicable, and reproducible by non-experts from specified inputs.

What gets clouded out is not impossibly hard to understand. You do need to put together the insights of functional programming, which is a doctrinaire and purist but clearcut approach, with the practicality of office software. Loopless computation can be conceived of as a seamless forward march of spreadsheet columns, each determined by the content of previous ones. Very well: to do a backward audit, when now we are talking about Wikidata, we rely on integrity of data and its scrupulous sourcing: and clearcut case analyses. The MEDRS example forces attention on purge attempts such as Beall's list.

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List of tallest buildings in Africa[edit]

Hello. I happened to recently stumble back across this page that I had spent a decent amount of time editing last year, only to find that you reverted all of my edits. It would have been nice if you had reached out to me first before doing that. If you actually look at the content of the page after my edits, I had simply cleaned out all the buildings that had been cancelled, or had no source or evidence of ever existing. I also added sources for every single building that was left on the page. The edit that you reverted to had many missing citations, poor overall formatting, and incorrect content. I'm planning on reverting back to my revision, while including any recent changes when I get a chance, but I wanted to let you know in case you had a reason for the original revert, and to hopefully prevent you from undoing all my work again.

Thanks, MrKIA11 (talk) 22:32, 11 May 2019 (UTC)

  • Hello, I don't see what is currently wrong with the formatting of the page as it is now. Also, contrary to what you claimed, the state of the article which I reverted had so many entries without citations (they were actually removed). Now almost all the entries have some citation backing up the figures. If you intend to remove specific buildings from the list or remove citations, it would be good for you to discuss it first on the talk page before making such major changes. If not, such removal of content would be considered disruptive and removed. Cheers!--Jamie Tubers (talk) 09:47, 12 May 2019 (UTC)

Facto Post – Issue 24 – 17 May 2019[edit]

Facto Post – Issue 24 – 17 May 2019
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Semantic Web and TDM – a ContentMine view

Two dozen issues, and this may be the last, a valediction at least for a while.

It's time for a two-year summation of ContentMine projects involving TDM (text and data mining).

Wikidata and now Structured Data on Commons represent the overlap of Wikimedia with the Semantic Web. This common ground is helping to convert an engineering concept into a movement. TDM generally has little enough connection with the Semantic Web, being instead in the orbit of machine learning which is no respecter of the semantic. Don't break a taboo by asking bots "and what do you mean by that?"

The ScienceSource project innovates in TDM, by storing its text mining results in a Wikibase site. It strives for compliance of its fact mining, on drug treatments of diseases, with an automated form of the relevant Wikipedia referencing guideline MEDRS. Where WikiFactMine set up an API for reuse of its results, ScienceSource has a SPARQL query service, with look-and-feel exactly that of Wikidata's at query.wikidata.org. It also now has a custom front end, and its content can be federated, in other words used in data mashups: it is one of over 50 sites that can federate with Wikidata.

The human factor comes to bear through the front end, which combines a link to the HTML version of a paper, text mining results organised in drug and disease columns, and a SPARQL display of nearby drug and disease terms. Much software to develop and explain, so little time! Rather than telling the tale, Facto Post brings you ScienceSource links, starting from the how-to video, lower right.

ScienceSourceReview, introductory video: but you need run it from the original upload file on Commons
Links for participation

The review tool requires a log in on sciencesource.wmflabs.org, and an OAuth permission (bottom of a review page) to operate. It can be used in simple and more advanced workflows. Examples of queries for the latter are at d:Wikidata_talk:ScienceSource project/Queries#SS_disease_list and d:Wikidata_talk:ScienceSource_project/Queries#NDF-RT issue.

Please be aware that this is a research project in development, and may have outages for planned maintenance. That will apply for the next few days, at least. The ScienceSource wiki main page carries information on practical matters. Email is not enabled on the wiki: use site mail here to Charles Matthews in case of difficulty, or if you need support. Further explanatory videos will be put into commons:Category:ContentMine videos.


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June events with WIR[edit]

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2nd Months of African Cinema Contest?[edit]

Hi Jamie Tubers!

Will there be a second contest at Wikipedia:WikiProject AfroCine? Hitcher vs. Candyman (talk) 05:13, 12 August 2019 (UTC)

  • Hello Hitcher vs. Candyman, thank you for your message. Indeed a second contest is planned. Trying to see if we can get the Wikimedia Foundation or other Wikimedia chapters to give out gifts to winners this time around, so I can't say much about the timeline. Do you have specific suggestions/plans to make this bigger this year :)?--Jamie Tubers (talk) 12:25, 29 August 2019 (UTC)
At this time, I do not, but I’ll let you know when I do. Thanks, Jamie Tubers. :) Hitcher vs. Candyman (talk) 15:38, 29 August 2019 (UTC)

September 2019 at Women in Red[edit]

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September 2019, Volume 5, Issue 9, Numbers 107, 108, 132, 133, 134, 135


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October Events from Women in Red[edit]

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October 2019, Volume 5, Issue 10, Numbers 107, 108, 137, 138, 139, 140


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AfroCine: Join the Months of African Cinema this October![edit]

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Greetings!

After a successful first iteration of the “Months of African Cinema” last year, we are happy to announce that it will be happening again this year, starting from October 1! In the 2018 edition of the contest, about 600 Wikipedia articles were created in at least 8 languages. There were also contributions to Wikidata and Wikimedia commons, which brought the total number of wikimedia pages created during the contest to over 1,000.

The AfroCine Project welcomes you to October, the first out of the two months which have been dedicated to creating and improving content that centre around the cinema of Africa, the Caribbean, and the diaspora. Join us in this global edit-a-thon, by helping to create or expand articles which are connected to this scope. Also remember to list your name under the participants section.

On English Wikipedia, we would be recognizing participants in the following manner:

  • Overall winner (1st, 2nd, 3rd places)
  • Diversity winner
  • Gender-gap fillers
For further information about the contest, the recognition categories and how to participate, please visit the contest page here. For further inquiries, please leave comments on the contest talkpage or on the main project talkpage. See you around :).--Jamie Tubers (talk) 00:50, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

November 2019 at Women in Red[edit]

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November 2019, Volume 5, Issue 11, Numbers 107, 108, 140, 141, 142, 143


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December 2019, Volume 5, Issue 12, Numbers 107, 108, 144, 145, 146, 147


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WikiAfroCine Months of African Cinema in Scots language[edit]

Hi Jamie Tubers, as a project coordinator of the WikiProject AfroCine/Months of African Cinema, I would like to clarify whether Scots language entries are accepted in this contest. It's not for me but for the user MJL with whom I contacted via Discord app where I asked for the volunteers to join the contest. I have noticed mainly French, Spanish, Hebrew language articles are added in the contest. I suggest you to accept their Scots language entries as well. Thanks. Abishe (talk) 13:17, 27 November 2019 (UTC)

Thank you very much for this message. Definitely contributions in any language are very welcome! Just include them in the article achievement list; you can also create a local contest page on the scots Wikipedia and list those contributions there (the Spanish community is doing this, and Hebrew community did that last year). To the second part of the question, in order to be able to appropriately assess contributions in Scots language for the purpose of prizes, we would need one or two or more (depending on the number of entries) volunteers from the community, who can help with the jury process. Is that something you can help set up?
Thank you very much once again!--Jamie Tubers (talk) 11:54, 28 November 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply and I have pinged a user who is active in Scots Wikipedia and I suggested to check the entries. Well only one participant has created entries in Scots language and there are only three of them. So I hope there is no need to create a separate contest page in Scots version. Is that fine enough. Happy editing! Abishe (talk) 13:38, 28 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Abishe Thank you! Indeed, if it's few people participating, there's no need for a separate page. Also, we'd probably need just one local jury, who would be able to go through the articles and assess them against the criteria. Cheers!--Jamie Tubers (talk) 13:54, 28 November 2019 (UTC)
Well, I got it and I can make sure to assess those articles within these couple of days. I also got another question for you and I think you would be busy but still wanted to clear from you. I referred to Pulse Nigeria website for the contest purpose and I was bit surprised to see that one of the news item has included a screenshot of Wikipedia article List of highest-grossing Nigerian films. I hope that Pulse Nigeria source is reliable. Cheers and have a good day! Abishe (talk) 15:22, 28 November 2019 (UTC)