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Welcome to the newsletter for Structured Data Across Wikimedia (SDAW)! You can update your subscription to the newsletter at any time. If you have suggestions or questions, please let us know!

Updates on current and future projects

We updated our project page on Mediawiki.org, to reflect the latest developments regarding the projects that we are working on and that we plan to work on in the next months.

More specifically, the Image suggestions project is approaching its initial test phase. The tool will be deployed on Portuguese and Russian Wikipedia in the next months, and will leverage the data coming from Wikidata and Structured Data on Commons to help users find potential media to add on unillustrated Wikipedia articles.

At the same time, there are also updates to two projects previously announced by the team. The first one is the Section Topics project, that will automatically identify sections in an article and create topics accordingly for those sections, drawing on several elements to be developed, such as:

  • the ability to automatically identify sections in an article;
  • an algorithm that detects Wikidata items based on the existing section’s blue links;
  • section-level image suggestions, which will use infrastructure above.

The second new project is the Search Improvements project, which will use structured content to give users a more inviting and more efficient way to search and find content on the Wikipedias. We aim to identify and define incremental “special search” improvements that use structured content, to assist users in finding the content they are looking for, especially in those language wikis that have fewer articles.

Both of these new projects are in an investigating phase, and there are still aspects that may require further investigation and/or feedback from users. If you have feedback or questions, please let us know on the project's talk page.

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-- Sannita (WMF) (talk)