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Humanist Archives: Jan. 31, 2019, 8 a.m. Humanist 32.404 - the question on Wikipedia

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    [1]    From: Bob Kosovsky 
           Subject: New questions on Wikipedia (29)

    [2]    From: Jim Rovira 
           Subject: Re: [Humanist] 32.400: the question on Wikipedia (5)

        Date: 2019-01-30 18:03:05+00:00
        From: Bob Kosovsky 
        Subject: New questions on Wikipedia

When I saw the appearance of the previous thread, I was hoping to read
subscribers' experience with using Wikipedia (or Wikidata) as a
computational tool.  I first became aware of Wikipedia as a tool from
articles in the New York Times, specifically by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz:

The Geography of Fame, March 23, 2014

Talking Red State Blues, June 7, 2015

Now that the previous thread seems to be running its course, (and true to
the topic of this email list), I hope subscribers can share their
experiences with using Wikipedia as a datadump.

For those who want to work with Wikipedia as a datadump, you might want to
read:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Database_download

Bob Kosovsky, Ph.D. -- Curator, Rare Books and Manuscripts,
Music Division, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
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        Date: 2019-01-30 13:58:06+00:00
        From: Jim Rovira 
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 32.400: the question on Wikipedia

Does anyone here believe that Steven Pruitt is qualified to meaningfully
contribute to that many topics?

Jim R

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