Jul 02 2012

Wikimania 2012

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Wikimania 2012 will take place in Washington DC from 12.7. to 15.7. 2012.

Accepted submission:

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Jul 02 2012

Wikipedia Academy 2012

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The Wikipedia Academy 2012: Research and Free Knowledge (29.6. – 1.7.2012) conference is organized by Wikimedia Deutschland in cooperation with FU Berlin and Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society.

The RENDER Project will be presented during the Speed Geeking Session: http://wikipedia-academy.de/2012/wiki/Schedule#Speed_Geeking

Accepted papers from RENDER partners:

Find the program of the event here.

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Jul 02 2012

WebScience 2012

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Gerrit Holz (Wikimedia Deutschland) is giving a poster presentation concerning the RENDER toolkit at the WebScience 2012 (22-24.6.2012) in Evanston, IL.

  • Felix Leif Keppmann, Fabian Flöck, Angelika Adam, Elena Simperl, Delia Rusu, Anselm Metzger and Gerrit Holz. “A Knowledge Diversity Dashboard for Wikipedia” (available here)

more Information on the event is available at: http://www.websci12.org/program

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Jun 21 2012

RENDER collaborating with other EU projects @ESWC 2012

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The RENDER project was presented during the EU project networking session co-located with the 9th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2012).

As a result of the networking session, points of potential collaboration were identified and RENDER established contact with a number of EU projects:

  • X-LIKE (Cross-lingual Knowledge Extraction),
  • ENVISION (ENVIronmental Services Infrastructure with ONtologies),
  • LOD2 (Creating Knowledge out of Interlinked Data),
  • ViSTA-TV (Video Stream Analytics for Viewers in the TV Industry),
  • IKS (Interactive Knowledge Stack).

More information about collaborative EU projects can be found here:

http://www.xlike.org/
http://www.envision-project.eu/
http://lod2.eu
http://www.iks-project.eu/

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Mar 30 2012

Wikidata – Data Revolution for Wikipedia

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Wikidata will be the first new Wikimedia project since 2006

Wikimedia Deutschland is starting the development of a new Wikimedia project, called Wikidata. Wikidata will provide a collaboratively edited database of the world’s knowledge. Its first goal is to support the more than 280 language editions of Wikipedia with one common source of structured data that can be used in all articles of the free encyclopedia.

For example, with Wikidata the birth date of a person of public interest can be used in all Wikipedias and only needs to be maintained in one place. Moreover, like all of Wikidata’s information, the birth date will also be freely usable outside of Wikipedia. The common-source principle behind Wikidata is expected to lead to a higher consistency and quality within Wikipedia articles, as well as increased availability of information in the smaller language editions. At the same time, Wikidata will decrease the maintenance effort for the tens of thousands of volunteers working on Wikipedia.

Read the full press release here: English | German

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