Submissions/Internationalization of Wikipedia: What Has Not Been Done Yet

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This is a rejected submission for Wikimania 2012.

Submission no.

640

Title of the submission
Internationalization of Wikipedia: What Has Not Been Done Yet
Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
Presentation and discussion
Author of the submission
Dmitry Lytov
E-mail address
socion <at> rambler <dot> ru or don.lytov <at> gmail <dot> com
Username
User:Dmitri Lytov
Country of origin
Canada/Russia
Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
Securitas Canada
Personal homepage or blog
http://dmitri-lytov.livejournal.com
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)
For more than 5 years I have been engaged in various aspects of interwikification, from simple translation of articles up to making interwikis between articles in rather exotic languages. In my opinion, there are several aspects in Wikipedia's global structure that may be improved. These include:
  • a special Wikitranslator user interface (with some easy-to-implement features)
  • some types of user boxes should become elements of the global user account
  • interaction between Wikipedia users needs improvement
  • some problems related to low quality of translation are related to Wikipedia's interface itself.

I would like to describe during my presentation how these problems may be solved based on existing Wikipedia's technologies and solutions.

Track
  • WikiCulture and Community; Research, Analysis, and Education
Length of presentation/talk
25 Minutes (including discussion)
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Yes
Slides or further information (optional)
Power Point presentation
Special request as to time of presentations
I have submitted two presentations for Wikimania, and I would appreciate if they will go in two consecutive days.


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