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[Epic] Article importance prediction model
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Rate article/subject importance.

You give it an article and it tells you how important that article probably is to wikipedia, generally.

(optional) You give it an article and a WikiProject and it tells you how important it thinks that article is to the specified WikiProject.

Wiki thing it helps with:

  • SuggestBot could better help editors find the most impactful things to work on.
  • We could take better measurements of productivity in Wikipedia:
  • We can sort lists of work on Wikipedia by importance
  • We might be able to recommend articles to WikiProjects
  • Things that might helps us get this AI built (optional): **

Research Project page:

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Halfak created this task.Jan 17 2017, 9:02 PM
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Halfak renamed this task from Article importance prediction model to [Epic] Article importance prediction model.Jan 17 2017, 9:02 PM
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Halfak assigned this task to Nettrom.May 11 2017, 2:45 PM
Halfak triaged this task as High priority.
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Halfak moved this task from Untriaged to Epic on the Scoring-platform-team board.Apr 2 2019, 9:26 PM
Halfak lowered the priority of this task from High to Low.Apr 10 2019, 5:40 PM
Nettrom removed Nettrom as the assignee of this task.May 30 2020, 6:18 PM
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I've updated the project page on meta so it marks the research project as completed, and links to the GitHub repository that contains the code I wrote during the project.

I've been in contact with @Isaac about future research in this area, so this ticket might be picked up as part of that. Removing myself as the assignee in the meantime, as I don't have the bandwidth to actively work on this project.

He7d3r added a subscriber: He7d3r.May 30 2020, 9:21 PM

Now that we have mad a bunch of progress on topic modeling, I wonder if we might use topic-spaces as a focus for importance.

Isaac added a comment.Jun 1 2020, 5:12 PM

Thanks @Nettrom for adding me to this -- I should have known to look for a task like this before :)

I'm not going to assign it to myself yet because still waiting to see what direction that importance research takes, but if we continue to build some momentum in this space, I'll take it on.

Now that we have mad a bunch of progress on topic modeling, I wonder if we might use topic-spaces as a focus for importance.

@Halfak could you elaborate? Are you thinking just generally that topical relevance is a part of importance so that the same article should be ranked as more or less important depending on an input topic space? Or something more specific?