Celtic Knot Conference 2019/Submissions/Automation and Metadata on Wikipedia: An Overview of Translational Practices in Four Language Communities

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Submission no.
Title of the submission
Automation and Metadata on Wikipedia: An Overview of Translational Practices in Four Language Communities
Type of submission (Lightning talk, panel, tutorial/workshop, Presentation)
Author of the submission
Language of presentation
E-mail address
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
University of Manchester (EPSRC-funded), Wikimedia UK
Personal homepage or blog
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), [1], [2] and [3]
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)
This presentation is aimed at sharing the initial objectives of my PhD research on machine translation (MT) and metadata (particularly Wikidata) and how they have influenced translational practices in four language communities of Wikipedia during the past five years. The study focuses on the Spanish, French, Swedish and Dutch versions of Wikipedia with the purpose of understanding how the implementation of new tools and materials – particularly software robots and the content translation tool – have contributed to the adoption of specific practices. The project is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
What will attendees take away from this session?
Attendees will gain insight into Wikipedia, particularly into cross-wiki translation and the implementation of new tools. Attendees can also learn how these devices work. Users of the translation tools are also encouraged to share their experience and think about how the use of automation has changed the translational landscape in Wikipedia for better or for worse.
Theme of session
  • WikiCulture & Community
  • Technology, Interface & Infrastructure

Will you attend Celtic Knot if your submission is not accepted?
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Special requests
Is this Submission a Draft or Final? Final

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