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.
|Status of the proposal|
|Status||stalled (see here how to re-open it)|
|Reason||Inactive since 2017. * Pppery * it has begun 19:51, 19 June 2019 (UTC)|
|Details of the proposal|
|Project description||wikiology 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 languages||Many languages|
|New features to require||Not based on MediaWiki.|
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.
- Michael Faschinger Michivo - feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
My first idea was wikiexpert (since it is an expert system, now I prefer wikiology.
- 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.
- Simplified demo showcasing how a parasol mushroom might be identified using wikiology - the demo is under construction and will experience further improvements soon. Feedback is very much appreciated. Source code is available on github.