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Category suggestions based on filename, description and location
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For many users and especially for beginners it is hard to quickly find appropriate categories for files. To support the user i suggest to develop an algorithm that is suggesting such categories by checking the filename, the description and location of the file against already available files, categories and galleries in Commons. Even Wikidata and Wikipedia could be included. Having such an algorithm the UploadWizard could be enhanced to suggest categories for uploaded files. Furthermore, we could generate a maintenance list or even a game to enrich already uploaded but uncategorized files.

--Aschroet (talk) 18:56, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

This card tracks a proposal from the 2015 Community Wishlist Survey: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2015_Community_Wishlist_Survey
This proposal received 14 support votes, and was ranked #54 out of 107 proposals. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2015_Community_Wishlist_Survey/Categories#Category_suggestions_based_on_filename.2C_description_and_location

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DannyH created this task.Dec 4 2015, 9:56 PM
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@Quiddity any suggestions for possible mentors here? or teams that could provide mentorship?

@Quiddity any suggestions for possible mentors here? or teams that could provide mentorship?

@MarkTraceur @matmarex Any suggestions on the above? (You've both commented on the tasks I added to the Seealso. :-)

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Perhaps the mobile web folks who worked on Special:Nearby would be interested? https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:MobileFrontend#Install_Nearby

Quiddity added a subscriber: MaxSem.Nov 7 2016, 8:06 PM

@Quiddity any suggestions for possible mentors here? or teams that could provide mentorship?

@MarkTraceur @matmarex Any suggestions on the above? (You've both commented on the tasks I added to the Seealso. :-)

Perhaps the mobile web folks who worked on Special:Nearby would be interested? https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:MobileFrontend#Install_Nearby

@MaxSem Do you have any suggestions on who might be interested, or who to ask? Or might you be interested?

MaxSem added a comment.Nov 7 2016, 9:18 PM

Ask UW devs?

MarkTraceur moved this task from Untriaged to Tracking on the Multimedia board.Nov 16 2016, 7:27 PM
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Sorry about the slow response here. I don't know if @matmarex or @matthiasmullie have time to mentor someone through this problem. I might be able to do it, but it largely depends on when the project is taken up, and what the team's goals are that quarter.

Sure. If anyone wants to work on this, I'd be happy to help out!

@MarkTraceur and @matthiasmullie, would you be interested to mentor this task for GSoC/Outreachy for May-Aug 2017? If yes, please add Outreach-Programs-Projects tag. Thanks!

@Miriya52 I have the same answer as above.

DannyH removed a subscriber: DannyH.Feb 8 2017, 10:22 PM

@MarkTraceur and @matthiasmullie correct me if I'm wrong! but looks like you both will be happy to help mentor if there is someone willing to work on this project!

As we are in the process of showcasing project ideas on the landing pages of GSOC/ Outreachy, it would be really helpful if you could edit the task description and add what skills would be needed for the implementation of this project, technical details, etc. and maybe consider reviewing the description one more time. Thank you!

Removing the Possible-Tech-Projects tag as we are planning to kill it soon! This project does not seem to fit in the Outreach-Programs-Projects category in its current state, so I am not adding that tag right now!

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