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Red links in the article as entry points for translation
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Users that find a red link in the article may be interested in translating it from another language they know.
The main challenge is to identify which article a given red link represents. There are some possible strategies to figure that out:

  • For redlinks that were generated by CX, a Wikidata Q-ID annotation can be added to indicate which concept they are referring to. This will be only useful for red links on articles that were created with CX.
  • For regular red links, a search through Wikidata descriptions can be useful to identify some candidate articles. This will be only useful for articles that are missing in Wikipedia but have translated labels on Wikidata.

Combining the above approach we may not cover all red links, but will encourage translation through some which is expected to bring more users into the translation workflow.

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That's also an important discussion for us unrelated to translations. I'd love to brainstorm more about this. At the hackathon?

That's also an important discussion for us unrelated to translations. I'd love to brainstorm more about this. At the hackathon?

Hopefully much earlier, actually! :)

Amire80 lowered the priority of this task from High to Medium.Mar 18 2015, 8:46 AM
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Arrbee moved this task from Bugs to Enhancements on the ContentTranslation board.Jun 22 2018, 1:29 PM

A more general solution for making red links to be connected to Wikidata is proposed in T212211: Associate red links on Wikibase client wikis with items in the Wikibase repo, which would facilitate supporting more easily the scenarios described in this ticket.