A bot to create articles about species

classic Classic list List threaded Threaded
4 messages Options
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|  
Report Content as Inappropriate

A bot to create articles about species

Lars Aronsson
User:Lsj has written 4000 lines of C# source code on top
of the DotNetWikiBot framework, to create 10,000 articles
in Swedish about bird species in the spring of 2012 and
recently even more articles in Swedish about fungi species.

Some information about his Lsjbot is found here,
http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Projekt_DotNetWikiBot_Framework/Lsjbot

The otherwise very reluctant/skeptic/picky Swedish Wikipedia
community has gladly accepted these well-written articles.

I think it would be interesting if a community of wikipedians
in some other language would try to translate this bot.
Some languages might have notability or relevance requirements
that these species don't fulfill, others might think 1700
bytes is a too short article. But I think the citation of
sources and correctness of fact would be generally accepted.

Here is a blog post in Swedish about the bird articles,
http://wikimediasverige.wordpress.com/2012/03/06/10-000-fagelarter-pa-svenska/

Some 3,600 birds are found in this category for articles
that were bot-created and have not yet been inspected,
http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kategori:Robotskapade_f%C3%A5gelartiklar
Some 54,000 fungi species are found here,
http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kategori:Robotskapade_svampartiklar
The birds more often have common names, which are preferred
as article names instead of the Latin/scientific names,
e.g. the blue-and-white swallow,
http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bl%C3%A5vit_svala
where the Latin name is a bot-created redirect to the
bot-created article,
http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pygochelidon_cyanoleuca

At the Swedish Wikipedia village pump there is now a
discussion of whether to continue with species of animals,
plants, bacteria, etc.
http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Bybrunnen#Botskapande_av_artiklar_f.C3.B6r_alla_v.C3.A4rldens_arter.3F


--
   Lars Aronsson ([hidden email])
   Aronsson Datateknik - http://aronsson.se



_______________________________________________
Wikibots-l mailing list
[hidden email]
https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikibots-l
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|  
Report Content as Inappropriate

Re: [Wikitech-l] A bot to create articles about species

Nikola Smolenski-2
On 18/10/12 03:26, Lars Aronsson wrote:

> User:Lsj has written 4000 lines of C# source code on top
> of the DotNetWikiBot framework, to create 10,000 articles
> in Swedish about bird species in the spring of 2012 and
> recently even more articles in Swedish about fungi species.
>
> Some information about his Lsjbot is found here,
> http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Projekt_DotNetWikiBot_Framework/Lsjbot
>
> The otherwise very reluctant/skeptic/picky Swedish Wikipedia
> community has gladly accepted these well-written articles.
>
> I think it would be interesting if a community of wikipedians
> in some other language would try to translate this bot.
> Some languages might have notability or relevance requirements
> that these species don't fulfill, others might think 1700
> bytes is a too short article. But I think the citation of
> sources and correctness of fact would be generally accepted.
The need for such bots should cease after Wikidata is fully deployed. I
suggest to interested programmers that they should direct their effort
there.


_______________________________________________
Wikibots-l mailing list
[hidden email]
https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikibots-l
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|  
Report Content as Inappropriate

Re: A bot to create articles about species

BalaSundaraRaman
In reply to this post by Lars Aronsson
Congratulations to everyone involved. I'd love to have a look at it and propose it for Tamil Wikipedia. Were the Swedish common names obtained by manual translation?

Regards,
Sundar
 
"That language is an instrument of human reason, and not merely a medium for the expression of thought, is a truth generally admitted."
- George Boole, quoted in Iverson's Turing Award Lecture


>________________________________
> From: "[hidden email]" <[hidden email]>
>To: [hidden email]
>Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2012 5:30 PM
>Subject: Wikibots-l Digest, Vol 40, Issue 2
>
>Send Wikibots-l mailing list submissions to
>    [hidden email]
>
>To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit
>    https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikibots-l
>or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to
>    [hidden email]
>
>You can reach the person managing the list at
>    [hidden email]
>
>When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific
>than "Re: Contents of Wikibots-l digest..."
>
>
>Today's Topics:
>
>   1. A bot to create articles about species (Lars Aronsson)
>   2. Re: [Wikitech-l] A bot to create articles about species
>      (Nikola Smolenski)
>
>
>----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>Message: 1
>Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2012 03:26:20 +0200
>From: Lars Aronsson <[hidden email]>
>To: Wikimedia developers <[hidden email]>,    Wikimedia
>    bot editors discussion <[hidden email]>
>Subject: [Wikibots-l] A bot to create articles about species
>Message-ID: <[hidden email]>
>Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed
>
>User:Lsj has written 4000 lines of C# source code on top
>of the DotNetWikiBot framework, to create 10,000 articles
>in Swedish about bird species in the spring of 2012 and
>recently even more articles in Swedish about fungi species.
>
>Some information about his Lsjbot is found here,
>http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Projekt_DotNetWikiBot_Framework/Lsjbot
>
>The otherwise very reluctant/skeptic/picky Swedish Wikipedia
>community has gladly accepted these well-written articles.
>
>I think it would be interesting if a community of wikipedians
>in some other language would try to translate this bot.
>Some languages might have notability or relevance requirements
>that these species don't fulfill, others might think 1700
>bytes is a too short article. But I think the citation of
>sources and correctness of fact would be generally accepted.
>
>Here is a blog post in Swedish about the bird articles,
>http://wikimediasverige.wordpress.com/2012/03/06/10-000-fagelarter-pa-svenska/
>
>Some 3,600 birds are found in this category for articles
>that were bot-created and have not yet been inspected,
>http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kategori:Robotskapade_f%C3%A5gelartiklar
>Some 54,000 fungi species are found here,
>http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kategori:Robotskapade_svampartiklar
>The birds more often have common names, which are preferred
>as article names instead of the Latin/scientific names,
>e.g. the blue-and-white swallow,
>http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bl%C3%A5vit_svala
>where the Latin name is a bot-created redirect to the
>bot-created article,
>http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pygochelidon_cyanoleuca
>
>At the Swedish Wikipedia village pump there is now a
>discussion of whether to continue with species of animals,
>plants, bacteria, etc.
>http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Bybrunnen#Botskapande_av_artiklar_f.C3.B6r_alla_v.C3.A4rldens_arter.3F
>
>
>--
>   Lars Aronsson ([hidden email])
>   Aronsson Datateknik - http://aronsson.se
>
>
>
>
>
>------------------------------
>
>Message: 2
>Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2012 08:46:22 +0200
>From: Nikola Smolenski <[hidden email]>
>To: Wikimedia developers <[hidden email]>
>Cc: Wikimedia bot editors discussion <[hidden email]>
>Subject: Re: [Wikibots-l] [Wikitech-l] A bot to create articles about
>    species
>Message-ID: <[hidden email]>
>Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"; Format="flowed"
>
>On 18/10/12 03:26, Lars Aronsson wrote:
>> User:Lsj has written 4000 lines of C# source code on top
>> of the DotNetWikiBot framework, to create 10,000 articles
>> in Swedish about bird species in the spring of 2012 and
>> recently even more articles in Swedish about fungi species.
>>
>> Some information about his Lsjbot is found here,
>> http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Projekt_DotNetWikiBot_Framework/Lsjbot
>>
>> The otherwise very reluctant/skeptic/picky Swedish Wikipedia
>> community has gladly accepted these well-written articles.
>>
>> I think it would be interesting if a community of wikipedians
>> in some other language would try to translate this bot.
>> Some languages might have notability or relevance requirements
>> that these species don't fulfill, others might think 1700
>> bytes is a too short article. But I think the citation of
>> sources and correctness of fact would be generally accepted.
>
>The need for such bots should cease after Wikidata is fully deployed. I
>suggest to interested programmers that they should direct their effort
>there.
>
>
>------------------------------
>
>_______________________________________________
>Wikibots-l mailing list
>[hidden email]
>https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikibots-l
>
>
>End of Wikibots-l Digest, Vol 40, Issue 2
>*****************************************
>
>
>
_______________________________________________
Wikibots-l mailing list
[hidden email]
https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikibots-l
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|  
Report Content as Inappropriate

Re: A bot to create articles about species

Luca Martinelli
2012/10/18 BalaSundaraRaman <[hidden email]>:
> Congratulations to everyone involved. I'd love to have a look at it and propose it for Tamil Wikipedia. Were the Swedish common names obtained by manual translation?
>
> Regards,
> Sundar

That could be interesting also for it.wiki, I would like to have a
look at it too.

2012/10/18 Nikola Smolenski <[hidden email]>:
> The need for such bots should cease after Wikidata is fully deployed. I
> suggest to interested programmers that they should direct their effort
> there.

Totally agree with that, but Wikidata's phase 2 is still at its early
stages, and the full deployment is scheduled for March/April 2013 (in
the most optimistic hypothesis). So, probably it would be better if we
still carry on with the usual business, while we keep the files for
the uploads on Wikidata.

--
Luca "Sannita" Martinelli
http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utente:Sannita

_______________________________________________
Wikibots-l mailing list
[hidden email]
https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikibots-l
Loading...