WikiWord: multilingual image search and more

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WikiWord: multilingual image search and more

Presenter Daniel Kinzler (Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.)
Themes AcademicTechnology
About the presenter
Daniel "Duesentrieb" Kinzler (daniel.kinzler AT wikimedia.de) has studied computer science and formal logics in Leipzig, Germany. WikiWord is the result of his diploma thesis. He's a long time Wikipedia and Commons admin, MediaWiki develooper and toolserver root. He is currently employed by Wikimedia Germany as a software developer.
Abstract

WikiWord extracts a multilingual thesaurus from Wikipedia's link structure which can be used to bridge gaps between virious languages and vocabularies. This means that indexing and searching catalogs of any kind can be improved by using data from Wikipedia. A multi-linbgual image search for commons will be demonstrated.

Language English
Slides (download) Wikimania2009-WikiWord.pdf
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