Wikiology

The idea behind wikiology is to help people identify real life objects (in particular plants and animals). Sample use-case: I like picking mushrooms. When I find one in the woods, I often do not know what species it is. I go to the wikiology website, the web site guides me through several questions regarding the appearance of the mushroom I have in front of me (e.g.: Is it gilled? Does it have pores? What color is it? What size is it? Is the cap smooth or are there flakes/scales on it?). In the end wikiology will tell me what mushroom it is, provide a link to wikipedia and commons, maybe warn me that this mushroom might easily be confused with a different one, ... The demo should make the idea rather clear.

This is a proposal for a new WMF sister project.
wikiology
Status of the proposal
Statusstalled (see here how to re-open it)
ReasonInactive since 2017. * Pppery * it has begun 19:51, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
Details of the proposal
Project descriptionwikiology helps identify real life objects (in particular plants and animals) by guiding the user through a number of easy-to-answer questions.
Is it a multilingual wiki?Not based on MediaWiki.
Potential number of languagesMany languages
Proposed URLhttp://www.wikiology.org
New features to requireNot based on MediaWiki.
Interested participants
Michivo

The data needed for wikiology (mostly categorizations of objects: Is a mushroom gilled? What is its color? ...) should be editable by any user, probably as part of wikidata.

Proposed byEdit

  • Michael Faschinger Michivo - feel free to contact me at michivo+wikiology@gmail.com


Alternative namesEdit

My first idea was wikiexpert (since it is an expert system, now I prefer wikiology.


Related projects/proposalsEdit

  • Wikidentify - This proposal seems to have a different approach: Whilst wikidentify seems like a query system (example: the user queries the system for all yellow diesel cars), in wikiology the system 'queries' the user for information and helps him identify an object.


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DemosEdit


People interestedEdit

  • Archi38 (talk) 19:28, 12 February 2016 (UTC) Great idea. I can help for creating the french community