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12:13, 4 August 2011 (UTC)
Title of the submission
Searching the needle in this haystack
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Author of the submission
Rahul Parashar
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Abstract (in 500 words)
There is so much information available on wikipedia but when it comes to searching, all we can search with keywords. We should expand the searching capability of wikipedia. More searching options should be added to search pages in other languages, based on images, places, people etc. We can also initiate a project like a people directory project where people can search for other people and see the public information available about other people. As wikipedia already has such a huge reach among users around the world, we'd be able to collect and most importantly provide so much information.
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