VIAFbot Edits .25 Million Articles, Augmenting Authorities Data
VIAFbot, the bot that links English Wikipedia biography pages to their corresponding authoriy record at VIAF.org, an international disambiguation tool, has finished its run for >250,000 articles. In its algorithm the bot compared its own determinations of which Wikipedia pages corresponded to which VIAF ID, to that of German Wikipedia utilizing Wikipedia's multilingual features. During its process the bot recorded the agreements and disagreements between the two Wikipedias, and now a report on the comparison has been released. See the debriefing blog post for more details at http://hangingtogether.org.
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