WikiConference India 2011/Submissions/mass creation of 1 liner articles in wikipedia and its current state

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05:39, 18 August 2011 (UTC)
Title of the submission

Mass Creation of 1-liner Wikipedia Articles and Its Current State

Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, or presentation)

presentation and discussion

Author of the submission

రహ్మానుద్దీన్ షేక్ (Rahimanuddin Shaik)

E-mail address or username (if username, please confirm email address in Special:Preferences) or

State of your origin (Country, if you are not based in India)

Andhra Pradesh

Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)

Member of Wikimedia India Chapter, Telugu Wikipedia, Telugu and English wiki communities in Hyderabad.

Personal homepage or blog

Abstract (maximum 500 words)

Wikipedia has shown a way to be in collaboration. Indian languages, especially Telugu have enormous amounts of knowledge which has to be given to the coming generations in a better manner. But, lack of interest in people has been the biggest hindrance. So, employing a bot and creating 1-liner articles, that would in turn inspire people to come up with an interest to write about the articles was the most primitive idea that came to the founders of Telugu wikipedia. Hence 1-liner articles about all the villages, mandals and districts were created with the minimum required article size. This paper/presentation would bring to light the pros and cons of such approaches and their impact.

Track (Community/Knowledge/Outreach/Technology)

Community Knowledge Outreach

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Slides or further information (optional)