Destacados na Wikimedia, abril 2016

This page is a translated version of the page Wikimedia Highlights, April 2016 and the translation is 44% complete.

"Sunset over Lake Mälar with 1854 statue of Carl XIV John of Sweden removed" by Jacob Truedson Demitz and KJacobsen, CC BY-SA 4.0; "Wmhack-5" by Saurabh Jain, public domain; "Wikidata English map" by Markus Krötzsch, TU Dresden, public domain/CC0. Collage by Andrew Sherman.

Estas son as publicacións destacadas do blog de Wikimedia durante o mes de abril.

Atopa, da prioridade e recomenda: un sistema de recomendación de artigos para encher lagoas de contido en Wikipedia

Mapa por Markus Krötzsch, TU Dresden, dominio público/CC0.

O equipo de investigación de Wikimedia deseñou un sistema que atopa, da prioridade e recomenda artigos que faltan nas wikipedias nas diferentes linguas. A ferramenta considera os intereses de editor (extraídos do seu historial público de colaboracións), a súa habilidade nos idiomas e a popularidade proxectada do artigo na lingua destino se fora creado. Unha proba controlada demostrou que as recomendacións triplicaban a velocidade á que os editores creaban artigos, mantendo o mesmo nivel de calidade.

A ferramenta inclúe un API, actualmente integrado na ferramenta de Tradución de Contido. Nos próximos meses, o equipo de Investigación de Wikimedia controlará a ferramenta atentamente para aprender máis acerca de como a utilizan os editores e como poderían mellorala. Se probas a ferramenta de recomendación de artigos, poderás enviarlle ao equipo de Investigación de Wikimedia os teus comentarios na nosa páxina de discusión.

Primeiro maratón de programación de Wikimedia no Instituto Indio de Tecnoloxía en Roorkee

Participantes corrixindo erros. Imaxe por Saurabh Jain, dominio público.

The Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee hosted a one-day session to help students understand the working of the MediaWiki community. The day-long hackathon included every aspect of MediaWiki, from installing the software, setting up the environment to fixing some easy bugs, and submitting the patches for review. It was attended by 20 students, who were given certain pre-requisites and were selected based upon the fulfillment of these, thereby making certain that all the attendees were at the same phase. At the end of the day, we had 15 successful patch submissions (pushed) to the core. Additionally, 5 more changes have been committed locally and are to be pushed (as of now).

A strike against freedom of panorama: Swedish court rules against Wikimedia Sverige


Photo by Jacob Truedson Demitz and KJacobsen, CC BY-SA 4.0.

The Supreme Court of Sweden has ruled against Wikimedia Sverige (Sweden) in a case involving freedom of panorama in the country. The Court decided that Swedish copyright law does not allow Wikimedia Sverige to post images in its online database (a website / database covering publicly placed art) without permission from the artist.

The Wikimedia Foundation respectfully disagrees with the Supreme Court’s decision to erode the freedom of panorama that is a fundamental part of freedom of expression, freedom of information, and artistic expression. As we read it, the Swedish copyright law in question only limits the production of three-dimensional copies of sculptures, and cannot be interpreted as placing limits on pictures of public art being published on the internet. The fact that the copyright law allows images of public art on postcards, even for profit and without the artist’s consent, demonstrates this intent and, in our opinion, is inconsistent with the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the law.

In Brief

  • Europeana Art History Challenge begins: With 40 languages, 30 countries, and hundreds of artworks, the Europeana Art History Challenge has now begun—the largest ever GLAM-Wiki competition and the first to highlight Wikidata. The project is “based” on Wikidata, and improving the quality of the metadata there about these works, their artists, genres etc. is just as much a part of this competition as are the translations on Wikipedia.
  • He reaches across continents: editing the Urdu Wikipedia from the Czech Republic: Over the past seven years, Jiří attained a remarkable command of the Urdu language, which is the official language of Pakistan and six states in India, and has written or expanded a number of articles in the language’s Wikipedia. Jiří likes to contribute articles especially on historical, biological and pharmacological topics. He is especially proud of his contributions on Czech history, although he would like to focus on articles about medicinal plants in the near future.

Andrew Sherman, Digital Communications Intern
Wikimedia Foundation

Social Media
  • The Wikimedia Research team has designed a system that finds, ranks, and recommends missing articles to be created across different language versions of Wikipedia. This and other stories from across the Wikimedia movement in April's blog highlights.