Grants:Project/Hjfocs/soweego 2/Final

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Report accepted
This report for a Project Grant approved in FY 2019-20 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.
  • To read the approved grant submission describing the plan for this project, please visit Grants:Project/Hjfocs/soweego 2.
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  • soweego 2 ended much earlier than expected!
  • Reason: the main grantee has joined the Wikimedia Foundation for a full-time position.
  • This is a short final report covering 4 months of work.

Part 1: The Project[edit]


  1. More than 1.2 million Wikidata edits made by the soweego bot, wow!
  2. 527k identifier statements contibuted
  3. 51k rotten URLs submitted to Discogs (Q504063) stakeholders
  4. 120k rotten URLs submitted to MusicBrainz (Q14005) stakeholders
  5. pioneered the Wikidata Mismatch Finder tool through a sample biographical dataset upload
  6. supported the creation of d:Property:P9965 based on evidence found in target catalogs
  7. sent a pull request to the Wikidata constraints violation checker tool, merged

Project Goals[edit]

Please copy and paste the project goals from your proposal page. Under each goal, write at least three sentences about how you met that goal over the course of the project. Alternatively, if your goals changed, you may describe the change, list your new goals and explain how you met them, instead.

  • G1: take the soweego validator component from experimental to stable;
    • criterion 2 (URLs) has reached maturity. We generated the expected output;[1]
    • criterion 3 (biographical data) needs a few tweaks.[2] Still, we produced one dataset based on MusicBrainz musicians;
    • criterion 1 (dead identifiers) is ready to go, but we haven't applied it;
  • G2: submit validation results to the target catalog providers;
    • rotten URLs sent to Discogs (Q504063) and MusicBrainz (Q14005) owners;
    • feedback loop initiated through private conversations;
    • discussions around URLs curation ignited through private conversations;
  • G3: engage the Wikidata community via effective communication of soweego results;
    • we haven't achieved this goal;
    • several threads around criterion 2 have been discussed on the main grantee's talk page, though;[3]
  • G4: expand soweego coverage to additional target catalogs;
    • we couldn't work on this goal.

Project Impact[edit]

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  1. In the first column of the table below, please copy and paste the measures you selected to help you evaluate your project's success (see the Project Impact section of your proposal). Please use one row for each measure. If you set a numeric target for the measure, please include the number.
  2. In the second column, describe your project's actual results. If you set a numeric target for the measure, please report numerically in this column. Otherwise, write a brief sentence summarizing your output or outcome for this measure.
  3. In the third column, you have the option to provide further explanation as needed. You may also add additional explanation below this table.
Planned measure of success
(include numeric target, if applicable)
Actual result Explanation
Validator datasets: 250k ranked statements + 120k new statements 527,273 + 22,218 = 549,491 Sum of identifier statements and biographical statements. Note that the latter comes from MusicBrainz musicians only, additional datasets can be generated by launching the validator. Ranked statements are not available, as we haven't applied criterion 1.
Feedback loop datasets: 440k rotten URLs + 128k extra values 51,440 + 119,158 + 55,706 = 226,304 Sum of rotten URLs and extra biographical values. Note that the latter targets MusicBrainz musicians only, additional datasets can be generated by launching the validator.
370k content pages created or improved 1,215,228 edits Total edits made by the soweego bot on Wikidata.[4]
50 people involved 38 Sum of the soweego team, project advisor, volunteers, target catalog owners, Wikidata users who provided feedback, and participants of the d:Wikidata:Events/Data_Quality_Days_2021 talk.[5]
25 newly registered users Not achieved The project terminated earlier.
Request for comment Not achieved The project terminated earlier.

Project resources[edit]

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Community engagement & dissemination[edit]

Part 2: The Grant[edit]


Actual spending[edit]

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Expense Approved amount Actual funds spent Difference
Project lead 52,735 € 19,776 € 32,959 €
Core system architect 12,253 € 1,208 € 11,045 €
Research assistant 14,330 € 4,016 € 10,314 €
Dissemination 1,000 € 0 € 1,000 €
Total 80,318 € 25,000 € 55,318 €

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any unspent funds from the grant?

Please answer yes or no. If yes, list the amount you did not use and explain why.

No. The reported spending corresponds to the first installment paid by WMF.


Did you send documentation of all expenses paid with grant funds to grantsadmin(_AT_), according to the guidelines here?

Please answer yes or no. If no, include an explanation.


Confirmation of project status[edit]

Did you comply with the requirements specified by WMF in the grant agreement?

Please answer yes or no.


Is your project completed?

Please answer yes or no.