RENDER - Reflecting Knowledge Diversity Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:37:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 RENDER project participates in ESWC EU Project Networking session Mon, 13 May 2013 06:31:27 +0000 The RENDER project participates in the ESWC EU Project Networking session.

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RENDER project sponsors ESWC Mon, 06 May 2013 10:49:11 +0000 The RENDER project is sponsoring this year’s ESWC.

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The ISWC 2012 project booth Mon, 12 Nov 2012 08:44:49 +0000 The project will be given the opportunity to present its latest achievements during the poster and demo session of the ISWC conference, a well-attended part of the event, which brings together researchers and developers active in the area of semantic technologies. The project presence will include several posters (KDO, technical architecture, Wikipedia) and demos (Wikipedia, Drupal).

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RENDER at Wikimania 2012 Wed, 08 Aug 2012 12:28:29 +0000 RENDER (KIT and Wikimedia Deutschland) were present at the Wikimania 2012 in Washington D.C. Wikimania is the annual international conference of the Wikimedia community. Wikimania allows the community and the general public to learn about and share their experiences with free knowledge initiatives all over the world.

We presented the RENDER toolkit and the planned Article Quality Monitor that will include the results from the diversity enabling tools of the toolkit. The intention was to get feedback from the people actually intended to benefit from these tools, the Wikipedia editors. Feedback was very positive and we got a lot of good input and ideas to improve the tools further.
We further hosted a discussion session around knowledge diversity which was very well received and presented RENDER in 1:1 presentation sessions at the Wikimedia Deutschlabd booth at the conference site.
Wikidata was also presented and received enourmous attention by the editors, who had a lot of questions and in most parts very positive feedback. It became obvious that Wikidata has an application potential in much more than the initially intended use cases and that the community eagerly waits to see it being put to work.

More information on the presentations is also available at

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RENDER research in the Wikipedia Signpost Mon, 02 Jul 2012 12:50:32 +0000 RENDER research has made it twice into the “Wikipedia Signpost“:

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Wikimania 2012 Mon, 02 Jul 2012 11:48:06 +0000 Wikimania 2012 will take place in Washington DC from 12.7. to 15.7. 2012.

Accepted submission:

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Wikipedia Academy 2012 Mon, 02 Jul 2012 11:41:21 +0000 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:

Accepted papers from RENDER partners:

Find the program of the event here.

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WebScience 2012 Mon, 02 Jul 2012 11:31:25 +0000 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:

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RENDER collaborating with other EU projects @ESWC 2012 Thu, 21 Jun 2012 09:30:56 +0000 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:

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Wikidata – Data Revolution for Wikipedia Fri, 30 Mar 2012 11:35:42 +0000 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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