Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2017/Programme/Submission/Parallel corpora based on Wikisource to support foreign language contributions in Wiktionary

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Parallel corpora based on Wikisource to support foreign language contributions in Wiktionary[edit]

Name(s) and/or username(s)[edit]

Lars Aronsson, User:LA2
Wikimedia Sweden, volunteer


  • Regional/international wiki projects (New CEE wide projects/contest)

Type of submission (Please choose one)[edit]

  • Presentation (one-to-many)


The CEE region speaks many different languages, many of them Slavic, all very different from English, being the dominant international language. There is a dire need for improved support for translation, both manual and automatic, through dictionaries such as Wiktionary. Two years ago, at the CEE Meeting 2015 in Tartu, I gave a lightning presentation about Foreign language contributions to Wiktionary, briefly describing my contributions about Swedish words to the English and Russian Wiktionary. Now I present some problems facing such contributions, and how they can be solved with the help of literary texts from Wikisource that exist in both languages. This is a novel approach to combining the two projects for a very useful result. My experience is from Russian and Swedish, and I am now applying this pattern also to Ukrainian and Belarusian.

Expected outcomes[edit]

Increased contribution to Wikisource and Wiktionary, for improved support for translators.

Duration (without Q&A)[edit]

40 minutes

Specific requirements[edit]

1. Projector for static slides (PDF on a USB stick). 2. Network and projector connection for showing live examples.

Slides or further information[edit]


Interested attendees (Please add yourself, and you may indicate your questions to the presenter).[edit]