Submissions:2019/Bridging the gap between facts and articles

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This submission has been accepted for WikiConference North America 2019.



Title:

Bridging the gap between facts and articles

Theme:

Reliability of Information

Type of session:

Presentation

Abstract:

Wikipedia consists of articles; Wikidata consists of facts. Articles are ideal for human consumption; facts are idal for machine consumption. Neither is ideal for verifiability: facts are too limited to describe anything interesting, and articles make the referencing of sources cumbersome, and include many subjective choices such as due weight.

I will describe a possible middle layer of sourced claims (statements) and discuss how it would help, some of the open questions and how they might be solved, and the potential benefits and use cases (including how it might improve verifiability).

An description of the underlying idea can be found at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Tgr_(WMF)/claims .

Academic Peer Review option:

No

Author name:

Gergő Tisza

E-mail address:

gtisza@gmail.com

Wikimedia username:

Tgr

Affiliated organization(s):

Estimated time:

30 min

Preferred room size:

No preference. I don't expect to draw a large audience though.

Special requests:

Have you presented on this topic previously? If yes, where/when?:

no

If your submission is not accepted, would you be open to presenting your topic in another part of the program? (e.g. lightning talk or unconference session)

yes