Wikipedia Weekly #123 – Citations, WikiCite and Wikidata in Vienna

This Wikipedia Weekly podcast episode covers the WikiCite 2017 conference in Vienna, Austria, May 23-25, 2017. We discuss a brief history of citations and references in Wikipedia, and what a gathering of librarians, ontologists and Wikimedians did at WikiCite. We give a quick overview of Wikidata and its relations to citations, and how the Citoid citation system works by using the Zotero open source citation system.

We also discuss a brief research project Andrew and Rob did to measure how well Wikipedia’s Visual Editor/Citoid perform when citing the most used news sources in English Wikipedia. TLDR: more than half the time, people auto-generating citations from news sources using Visual Editor will result in an incomplete citation. We discuss resolutions to this, such as how to improve Zotero Translators to scrape web pages more effectively.

Participants: Andrew Lih (User:Fuzheado), Rob Fernandez (User:Gamaliel)

Links:

Opening music: “At The Count” by Broke For Free, is licensed under CC-BY-3.0; Closing music: “Things Will Settle Down Eventually” by 86 Sandals, is licensed under CC-BY-SA-3.0

All original content of this podcast is licensed under CC-BY-SA-4.0.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *