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Welcome to Meta![edit]

Hello Yaron K., and welcome to the Wikimedia Meta-Wiki! This website is for coordinating and discussing all Wikimedia projects. You may find it useful to read our policy page. If you are interested in doing translations, visit Meta:Babylon. You can also leave a note on Meta:Babel or Wikimedia Forum (please read the instructions at the top of the page before posting there). If you would like, feel free to ask me questions on my talk page. Happy editing! Ottava Rima (talk) 14:50, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

Individual Engagement Grant proposals due 15 February 2013[edit]

Hello Yaron K.! Thank you for drafting an Individual Engagement Grant proposal.

The deadline to submit a completed proposal to be considered for funding in this round is 15 February 2013.

When you have completed all 3 parts of your proposal, please submit it for review by updating the wikimarkup in your page from status=DRAFT to status=PROPOSED. If you have questions or need more help submitting your proposal, you can ask for it at IdeaLab Help. Thanks!

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License[edit]

Hi there, please be so kind to add license info to this file uploaded by you. --MF-W 01:45, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

How do I do that? The standard upload functionality didn't let me choose a license. Yaron K. (talk) 02:02, 29 April 2013 (UTC)
Simply choose one from Category:License templates. You can also add {{information}}, like on Commons. --MF-W 02:23, 29 April 2013 (UTC)
Okay, done. Thanks for the info. Yaron K. (talk) 00:08, 30 April 2013 (UTC)

Data browser, SemanticTrees, and Outlines[edit]

Hi. I saw your Grants:IEG/MediaWiki data browser proposal, and was pleased beyond words. I'd like to offer some tangential thoughts, and ask a few questions.

I've long wished to help build visual interfaces, for keywords (core vocabulary) in all topic areas.

Something that looks like a cross between File:Main_Page_Usability.png and en:File:Dhamma_Chart_in_English.gif

A a cross between a SemanticNetwork/MindMap and a LayerChart (http://www.visual-literacy.org/periodic_table/periodic_table.html)

Something that zooms like Googlemaps, to get to the deeper keywords (to prevent overwhelming visual chaos).

E.g. So that, if I type in "isobathytherms", the data browser finds that keyword in the article en:Contour line, and highlights a path to that node, from the root node, via Natural sciences->Earth sciences->Cartography.

E.g.2. If I overhear someone talking about "Kerning", my GoogleGlasses can highlight that word at the end of a path from Art->Design->Typography->Typeface Anatomy.

As sources of data, I've been thinking about 3 sets:

I'm particularly interested in whether the Outlines might be able to be used (somewhat easily/automatedly) as a source of data, as they inherently have a semantic structure, with headings and indents denoting relationships. eg en:Portal:Contents/Outlines

Does any of that resonate well, for your own project?

I look forward to seeing the ripples that flow out from your work. Best wishes, Quiddity (talk) 03:38, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

Hi - thanks for your interest, and your encouragement. This project isn't about outlines, though - it's about structured, non-hierarchical data. So the mind-mapping stuff wouldn't be relevant, I don't think. But we can discuss once the first version of the software is released - everything will make more sense at that point, hopefully. Yaron K. (talk) 03:58, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

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Upcoming IdeaLab Events: IEG Proposal Clinics[edit]

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Hello, Yaron K.! We've added Events to IdeaLab, and you're invited :)

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  • Thursday, 13 March 2014, 1600 UTC
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