Depictor: add structured data to Commons using a game-like interface
10-30, 11:35–11:50 (UTC), Room 2

Depictor is a new tool for quickly adding structured data statements to images on Wikimedia Commons using a game-like interface. The goal of the tool is to be able to do this on mobile devices as well, so that you can quickly add statements even when you're on a train or waiting at the dentist. Even though the tool has a basic mode there are lots of other powerful options that we'll explore in this session.

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What will the participants take away from this session?
  • Why it's important to add structured data statements to Commons.
  • A basic introduction / tutorial on the Depictor tool and how it selects images for depicting.
  • Understanding of some of the more advanced Depictor options, like challenges and advanced queries.




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Hay creates digital things. He combines in-depth technical knowledge with a pragmatic approach and a creative angle. Designing, developing, tinkering and hacking on the thin line between art, data, technology and narrative.

Hay has been a Wikimedian since 2005 and created numerous tools, was the first Dutch Wikipedian-in-Residence, served on the Wikimedia Netherlands board and contributed to many Wikimedia projects,with text, images and data.

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