Uploaded on Sep 15, 2011
Date: Friday, August 5th 2011, 10:15-11:45
00:07 - Challenges encountered when working on
Wikimedia projects for endangered languages
Carlos Manuel Colina
Wikimedia projects have expanded to many languages around
the world, posing many challenges as they expand, especially
those in languages considered "endangered" by the UNESCO.
This presentation will give an overview on two different cases:
Ladino (Judaeo-Spanish) and Wayuunaiki, exploring how their
respective projects are progressing, challenges included.
Cooperation across different Wikipedia
23:40 - languages -- the death anomalies case study
Launched in June 2010 the Death anomalies project is a
semantic wiki project that now runs on eight Wikipedia
language projects and uses data from more than eighty others.
It has resulted in improvements to well over a thousand articles
across dozens of languages and has prompted a number of
editors to edit beyond their home wikis.
43:00 - Small Wikipedias, Great Expectations: Following the campaign for the development of the Greek-language Wikipedia
Greece was one of the first countries in the world to embrace
the vision of Wikipedia for the creation of a universal repository
of human knowledge, launching its local version in 2002, but the
slow pace of growth in terms of contributions and participants
suggests that this first wave of enthusiasm was succeeded by a
period of "numbness". On January 17 2011 and on the occasion
of Wikipedia's 10th anniversary, a new initiative kicked off that
aimed at encouraging new contributors to support the effort.
1:04:40 - Language policies on the Tagalog Wikipedia
This panel will provide an overview of both the language
policies on the Tagalog Wikipedia and how the Tagalog
Wikipedia contributes to the development of the Tagalog
language as a whole. The discussion will include a historical
analysis of the Philippines government policies towards Tagalog.