Become a Wikidata lexicographer! How to get started editing Lexemes
2021-10-30, 13:40–14:00 (UTC), Room 2

Swedish is one of the largest languages in Wikidata's lexicographical namespace, with over 35 thousands lexemes so far and a small but very active community. How did a language with fewer speakers than German, Spanish or Bengali manage to reach this threshold?

In my presentation, I'm going to give an insight into how I work to create and edit large numbers of Swedish lexemes, without relying on bot imports from external sources. The presentation is going to have a very practical focus, demonstrating the various tools the Wikidata community has created and the workflows I've developed.


What will the participants take away from this session?

The participants will get an overview of the tool ecosystem available for Lexeme editing. My goal is to get them inspired to start editing themselves, since the comparatively small number of Wikidatans active in the Lexeme namespace is one the major factors hindering its development.

Language

English

Recording

Yes

Link to notes

https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/WikidataCon2021-Sisterprojects-Languages