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Aug 16 2022

BeatEstermann added a comment to T312508: Please add the following Commons categories to the Machine Vision module.

@Cparle They work on our sample files which I checked. Everything look ok. Thanks a lot.

Aug 16 2022, 1:28 PM · Structured-Data-Backlog (Current Work)

Jul 7 2022

BeatEstermann updated the task description for T312508: Please add the following Commons categories to the Machine Vision module.
Jul 7 2022, 7:29 AM · Structured-Data-Backlog (Current Work)
BeatEstermann created T312508: Please add the following Commons categories to the Machine Vision module.
Jul 7 2022, 6:47 AM · Structured-Data-Backlog (Current Work)

Jun 28 2022

BeatEstermann added a comment to T277301: [L] Create script to add existing images on Commons from specific categories to the popular CAT queue.

@CBogen Thank you for this. As far as I can tell, it worked, the JPEG files show up in the ISA Tool with tag suggestions. We are however still working on resolving the issue related to the processing of TIFF files by the ISA Tool (most of the files uploaded by the ETH Library are in TIFF format).

Jun 28 2022, 6:07 AM · MW-1.38-notes (1.38.0-wmf.6; 2021-10-26), Structured-Data-Backlog (Current Work)

May 6 2022

BeatEstermann updated subscribers of T277301: [L] Create script to add existing images on Commons from specific categories to the popular CAT queue.

Hi @CBogen, note that we are currently in the process of setting up a project from which many more of such requests are expected to arise.
@NavinoEvans and I are still very much interested in discussing possibilities to automatize this process, e.g. by submitting requested categories through an API that could be called by the ISA Tool.

May 6 2022, 4:34 PM · MW-1.38-notes (1.38.0-wmf.6; 2021-10-26), Structured-Data-Backlog (Current Work)
BeatEstermann added a comment to T277301: [L] Create script to add existing images on Commons from specific categories to the popular CAT queue.

Here is a first list of bottom-level categories for inclusion in Machine Vision:

May 6 2022, 4:29 PM · MW-1.38-notes (1.38.0-wmf.6; 2021-10-26), Structured-Data-Backlog (Current Work)

Feb 28 2022

BeatEstermann added a comment to T277301: [L] Create script to add existing images on Commons from specific categories to the popular CAT queue.

@CBogen I met the students last Friday, and we decided that they will work on a different assignment due to two issues: 1) This one. 2) The Commons API apparently not allowing to retrieve JPG files where the orignal file is a TIFF file.

Feb 28 2022, 3:38 PM · MW-1.38-notes (1.38.0-wmf.6; 2021-10-26), Structured-Data-Backlog (Current Work)

Feb 19 2022

BeatEstermann added a comment to T277301: [L] Create script to add existing images on Commons from specific categories to the popular CAT queue.

@CBogen May I ask you to add the following category for starters? - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Photographs_by_Uwe_Gerig

Feb 19 2022, 8:28 AM · MW-1.38-notes (1.38.0-wmf.6; 2021-10-26), Structured-Data-Backlog (Current Work)
BeatEstermann reopened T277301: [L] Create script to add existing images on Commons from specific categories to the popular CAT queue as "Open".
Feb 19 2022, 7:52 AM · MW-1.38-notes (1.38.0-wmf.6; 2021-10-26), Structured-Data-Backlog (Current Work)
BeatEstermann raised the priority of T232038: [Bug] Campaigns do not include .tif images from Low to High.

I am about to put a team of students on testing the ISA Tool in connection with machine vision. Our main institutional partner for this has so far been the ETH Library, which has been friendly enough to provide us with high resolution TIFF images. They are also using entity recognition internally, so they would probably be a good partner to run some benchmarking tests. Unfortunately, we won't be able to run tests on their collections on Commons until this bug is fixed.

Feb 19 2022, 7:38 AM · ISA

Mar 25 2021

BeatEstermann added a comment to T277301: [L] Create script to add existing images on Commons from specific categories to the popular CAT queue.

I have concerns about this approach. Structured Data on Commons is meant to be, well, "structured". It is not for "tags".

For example, a photograph of the White House in Washington DC might be tagged "white" and "building", but in terms of structured data it depicts Q35525, which is the item about that single specific building. The item tells us that the subject is a building, and that it is white in colour.

Mar 25 2021, 10:01 AM · MW-1.38-notes (1.38.0-wmf.6; 2021-10-26), Structured-Data-Backlog (Current Work)

Mar 24 2021

BeatEstermann added a comment to T277301: [L] Create script to add existing images on Commons from specific categories to the popular CAT queue.

Our main need consists in being able to activate Google Vision on the images in specific categories in order to use them in an enhanced version of the ISA tool that includes tag suggestions from Google Vision (which is currently not the case for older uploads).

Mar 24 2021, 3:37 PM · MW-1.38-notes (1.38.0-wmf.6; 2021-10-26), Structured-Data-Backlog (Current Work)

Jan 5 2021

BeatEstermann added a comment to T270911: Remove GWToolset extension from Wikimedia Commons.

I would suggest actively trimming down/emptying that group pro-actively. Especially for those that haven't used it in 2020 (I can definitely be removed for example)

Only 20 have log entries

Jan 5 2021, 2:44 PM · Structured-Data-Backlog, Code-Stewardship-Reviews, Technical-Debt, Wikimedia-Site-requests, Commons, Community-consensus-needed, MediaWiki-extensions-GWToolset, GLAM

Aug 22 2020

BeatEstermann added a comment to T243701: Wikidata maxlag repeatedly over 5s since Jan 20, 2020 (primarily caused by the query service).

Same problem here. Using Open Refine to edit Wikidata didn't work today when I tried to do a small ingest of 5 items (2 existing, 3 new).

Aug 22 2020, 2:10 PM · Wikidata-Campsite, Traffic, Performance Issue, SRE, Discovery-ARCHIVED, Wikidata-Query-Service, Wikidata

Oct 11 2017

BeatEstermann added a comment to T89552: Implement International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) prototype service on Wikimedia labs.

The Swiss National Library got a request by research platforms providers to support the IIIF standard and raised the issue at the last meeting of the Swiss GLAM-Wiki Contact Group. IIIF support could be an extra argument for institutions with public domain material or freely licensed material to make their content available through Wikimedia Commons. Especially smaller institutions are not expected to support the standard on their own platforms in the near future.

Oct 11 2017, 3:12 PM · Wikidata, SDC General, Possible-Tech-Projects, WMF-General-or-Unknown, Multimedia

Mar 28 2017

BeatEstermann added a comment to T159616: Implement CSV export to Monuments API.

Yes, being able to download the contents of the various monuments list templates that are harvested by erfgoedbot would be very useful in view of the data migration to Wikidata (until all the monuments lists have been switched to pulling their data directly from Wikidata).

Mar 28 2017, 2:11 PM · Wiki-Loves-Monuments-Database

Mar 22 2016

BeatEstermann added a comment to T117349: Vips uses too much memory on non-first page of large tiff files.

Hmm, the above patch seems not to be enough to fix https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a0/UBBasel_Map_1569_Kartenslg_AA_3-5.tif/lossless-page2-2057px-UBBasel_Map_1569_Kartenslg_AA_3-5.tif.png :(

Error message is usually a varnish 503, so looks like its hitting a timeout and not a memory limit.

Mar 22 2016, 8:18 AM · MW-1.27-release (WMF-deploy-2015-12-15_(1.27.0-wmf.9)), Upstream, Commons, MediaWiki-extensions-VipsScaler

Jan 27 2016

BeatEstermann added a comment to T123109: Allow GWT uploads from ethz.ch.

We need to get a proper set of guidelines put together to determine which of these requests are okay and which are not before I am happy with dealing with them routinely.

Jan 27 2016, 6:36 PM · User-Luke081515, Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-Site-requests
BeatEstermann added a comment to T123109: Allow GWT uploads from ethz.ch.

Couldn't whitelisting domains be made a regular routine for someone to do every 24 or 48 hours?
Waiting times of up to 3 weeks for just copy-pasting a domain into a list are hilarious and difficult to communicate to GLAM institutions...
Giving write access to more people to the whitelist might be a solution... ?!

Jan 27 2016, 6:17 PM · User-Luke081515, Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-Site-requests
BeatEstermann awarded T123109: Allow GWT uploads from ethz.ch a Like token.
Jan 27 2016, 6:12 PM · User-Luke081515, Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Mar 5 2015

BeatEstermann added a comment to T91063: Thumbnailer generates ghost layers with random simple-paged TIFF files.

Further examples of this issue can be found here:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3AListFiles&user=Kunstmuseum_Appenzell&ilshowall=1

Mar 5 2015, 9:20 AM · Multimedia, MediaWiki-File-management