project Grant Wikipedia Cultural Diversity Observatory (WCDO)
I am writing to tell you that we have presented a plan for a second phase
to extend the project Wikipedia Cultural Diversity Observatory (WCDO).
As a reminder, the WCDO aims at providing valuable strategic data in order
to fight for more cultural diversity in each Wikipedia language edition. In
the previous phase, we collected the Cultural Context Content (CCC)
datasets for all 300 language editions and provided some top priority
articles for different topics such as women-men, geolocated, among others
(named Top CCC articles).
The infrastructure for the project has been set (datasets and website). In
this new phase
we plan to create many more tools and visualizations: Top CCC article lists
based on community member suggestions, but most importantly, to create a
tool to monitor the gaps on a monthly basis and serve it as a newsletter.
This way editors will be able to see the efforts they dedicate each month
to create geolocated articles or cultural context content to bridge the
Also, we plan to research on marginalized languages in order to see which
have more potential to become a new Wikipedia language edition, start
creating content about their cultural context ("decolonizing the
Internet"), and increase the overall cultural diversity of the project.