[OLPC library] wikimedia parser
cafl at msbit.com
Thu Jan 3 15:46:31 EST 2008
See http://www.omegawiki.org/Main_Page -- these folks are working on the
child's dictionary for the olpc and also have an interface that can be
On Jan 3, 2008 12:34 PM, drew einhorn <drew.einhorn at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'd really like to see you import dictionaries.
> And mash them up into a big multilingal dictionary with links to
> pictures, sound, and video.
> Add word frequency statistics.
> And difficulty levels dynamically assigned like freerice.com
> And present it all in a wiki so we can expand dictionary in languages we
> A multi lingual freerice.com style activity would be amazing. where
> the student picks
> a language or a pair of languages.
> Many people could write their thesis analyzing the statistics that could
> be gathered from using the activity.
> Especially if we can capture some demographic info without compromising
> I'm sure you will find amazing variations on these ideas I haven't thought
> On Jan 2, 2008 9:56 PM, David Farning <dfarning at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > I would like to thank you all for the great work you are doing with
> > the laptop.
> > First, a real life reaction to the laptop. I bought the laptop for
> > myself under the g1g1 program. I tested it for a few days for before
> > deciding that the xo was too valuable to sit in my office.
> > I gave it to my 5th grade niece for Christmas. It was a big hit.
> > How does this relate to the list? When I saw her again for new years,
> > she was showing all of her cousins how to use wikipedia. The kids
> > spent the rest of the day sledding and seaching wikipedia. How
> > amazing is that.
> > This positive response has encouraged me to get involved with the
> > project. My interest is helping create the library.
> > I have been looking at the process of bringing content into the library.
> > I am interested in generalizing wiki splice to
> > allow it to import item from different sources and automatically
> > create .xols.
> > My basic premises are that content curators should not have to worry
> > about the details of making a bundle. Programmers should worry about
> > the content in the bundle.
> > I have started rewritting wikisplice in more generalized manner so that
> > it can take different types of input and build the bundles
> > automatically.
> > A interesting development is mwlib found at
> > http://code.pediapress.com/wiki/wiki that is sponsored by the
> > wikimedia foundation. It is a library for parsing raw mediawiki text.
> > I will hopefully have some prototype code ready for submission in a few
> > Thank
> > David Farning
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