Community Wishlist Survey 2019/Categories/Automatic category suggestion for Commons images

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  • Problem: Hell lot of uncategorised / ill-categorised pages
  • Who would benefit: Whole Wikimedia community
  • Proposed solution: Implement AI to facilitate face recognition, auto-categorisation in commons.
  • More comments: This will benefit both wikiproject and decentralisation of AI. Wikipedia is one of the largest repositories of training data right now. If wikipedia open-source the trained JSON (i.e. features-label pair), this will help fast deployment of face-recognition, landmark-recognition, animal-recognition, plant-recognition and object-oriented besides other. This will help Wikipedia strengthen the goal of open-data.
  • Phabricator tickets: T192444 T155538 T155848
  • Proposer: Capankajsmilyo (talk) 09:55, 31 October 2018 (UTC)

Discussion[edit]

phab:T192444 is about identifying faces in images on commons. --AKlapper (WMF) (talk) 15:06, 31 October 2018 (UTC)

  • Hi Capankajsmilyo. I think it would be good to rename this wish to reflect the problem we are trying to get fixed here (maybe Automatic category suggestion for Commons images). That way people can understand better what it is and vote it up. -- NKohli (WMF) (talk) 18:47, 31 October 2018 (UTC)
I'm okay with both. Capankajsmilyo (talk) 18:50, 31 October 2018 (UTC)

I like the idea. But before starting with heavy image recognition one could already use meta data like title, description, location for suggesting appropriate categories. Technically, i also wonder if it would make sense to build a general service for it so that other programms like different upload tools or Commons Android app could use it. --Arnd (talk) 12:02, 1 November 2018 (UTC)

As a very active Commons categorizer, I would like something like this as it would make our jobs that much easier, at least in sorting by locations. I would add two things that could really grease the skids here, and, I think, wouldn't be difficult to code and implement:
  • Use geotagging, where available, to determine where the picture is (putatively, anyway) and make location suggestions based on that (assuming the appropriate subcategory exists).
  • If the uploader has assigned the image to a location subcategory, and one exists for another category the uploader has chosen, suggest it.

Daniel Case (talk) 03:45, 4 November 2018 (UTC)

Structured data should make this significantly easier to implement. Wait a year or two more. --Izno (talk) 13:42, 5 November 2018 (UTC)


This work is really good and fun if this is possible. (Mostafameraji (talk) 13:57, 7 November 2018 (UTC))

Voting[edit]

  • Support Support Arnd (talk) 18:15, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support SEMMENDINGER (talk) 19:18, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Tom Ja (talk) 19:49, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Meisam (talk) 00:03, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support  Paine Ellsworth  put'r there  02:22, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 03:45, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support 4nn1l2 (talk) 05:55, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2 (talk) 09:49, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Tylwyth Eldar (talk) 09:51, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 10:07, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support FF-11 (talk) 10:18, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Abubiju (talk) 10:35, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Petritap (talk) 11:07, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support РоманСузи (talk) 17:33, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Redactyll (talk) 21:38, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Temp3600 (talk) 05:38, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support NMaia (talk) 10:19, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Juandev (talk) 11:13, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Jon Harald Søby (talk) 12:26, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Coldbolt (talk) 15:13, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Per Arnd comment on image metadata above. — Draceane talkcontrib. 17:53, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Gerd Fahrenhorst (talk) 20:39, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Wesalius (talk) 22:06, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support SupportMeiræ 22:26, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support I love this idea. It will help me find a suitable category quicklier and easier. Reke (talk) 06:51, 19 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support an ingenious proposition LetazWiki2 (talk) 07:13, 19 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Waddie96 (talk) 07:44, 19 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support SupportTheDJ (talkcontribs) 10:41, 19 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support StringRay (talk) 15:47, 19 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Emptyfear (talk) 15:51, 19 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Ahecht (TALK
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  • Support Support Sadads (talk) 17:49, 19 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Hispalois (talk) 18:49, 19 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support BugWarp (talk) 00:47, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Vadimzer (talk) 17:28, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support BluesyPete (talk) 20:56, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support CAPTAIN RAJU(T) 22:33, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Novak Watchmen (talk) 00:04, 21 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Liberaler Humanist (talk) 01:16, 21 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Tris T7 (talk) 02:37, 21 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Vulphere 05:10, 21 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support JopkeB (talk) 08:10, 21 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support BMK (talk) 11:03, 21 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Conny (talk) 15:09, 21 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose Missing categories are better then wrong or redundant categories. --GPSLeo (talk) 20:49, 23 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Juntas (talk) 22:28, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose I think a focus on location-tagging is much more useful and less susceptible to error. Downtowngal (talk) 03:52, 25 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Wuselig (talk) 11:42, 25 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support it is a good idea as most of the Uploaders do not know in which category to put their Pictures... Sarbast.T.Hameed (talk) 13:02, 25 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support — AfroThundr (u · t · c) 01:56, 26 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Maimaid (talk) 09:00, 26 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support YFdyh000 (talk) 16:31, 27 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Per my comment Daniel Case (talk) 18:29, 27 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Nemo 22:41, 27 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support This needs some refactoring of the category system to be non-overlapping. For example, there are often 3 categories "2017", "New York City", "New York City in 2017". The third one should be removed. To remove this, the community needs a way to filter content by multiple categories easily. (In case you need suggestions on the automatic categorization of images, just ping me) MartinThoma (talk) 06:26, 28 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Okki (talk) 18:28, 28 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Dumbassman (talk) 17:53, 29 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Good way to reduce the number of uncategorised images — NickK (talk) 15:46, 30 November 2018 (UTC)