Annotation tool that extracts statements from books and feed them on Wikidata
Wikidata is a free knowledge base that can be read and edited by humans and machines alike. If you understand the difference between plain text and data you will understand that this project is Wikipedia's Game-changer. The conversion from text to Wikidata content fields has started in Wikipedia and sister projects and continues diving deeper, but there is still a lot to do!
Now think about this: you are at home, reading and studying for pleasiure, or an assignment, or for your PhD thesis. When you study, you engage with the text, and you often annotate and take notes. What about a tool that would let you share important quotes and statements to Wikidata?
A statement in Wikidata is often a simple subject - predicate - object, plus a source. Many, many facts, in the books you read, can be represented in this structure. We an think of a way to share them.
A client-side browser plugin or script or app that would take some highlighted text, offering you a GUI to fix up the statement and source, and then feed it into Wikidata.
We could unveil a brand-new world of sharing and collaborating, directly from you reading.
Pundit. http://www.thepund.it/ (the team is aware of Wikidata and willing to collaborate). Annotator https://github.com/okfn/annotator,
Mentors: Aubrey is available for mentorship, paired with a technical expert.