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Blog Entry Querying Wikipedia Data
by U.B.Pavanaja published Oct 21, 2016 last modified Oct 21, 2016 02:51 PM — filed under: , , ,
Recently I wrote a blog about the stub article length of Wikipedia articles. I mentioned the difference in actual number of characters and the number of bytes used to define stub articles between English and Indian language Wikipedias. One can open any language Wikipedia, type Special:ShortPages in the search box to get the list of articles which have less than 2048 bytes.
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Blog Entry UTF-8, Indic and Stub Length Article in Wikipedia
by U.B.Pavanaja published Oct 20, 2016 — filed under: , ,
One of the activities conducted as part of Wiki Conference India 2016 was the Punjab Editathon. It was about adding articles related to Punjab to Indian language Wikipedias and English Wikipedia. There was also an announcement made about some award for highest contribution.
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Blog Entry Localisation experiences in Kannada and Tulu Wikipedias
by U.B.Pavanaja published Oct 06, 2016
It has become a fashion to talk about the digital divide in India. These talks are going on for more than 2 decades now. Nevertheless there is no doubt about the need of taking the benefits of Information Communication Technology (ICT) for common man.
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Blog Entry WikiConference India 2016 Submission: Gender Gap in Indian Language Wikipedias – Projects, Outreach and Outcome
by U.B.Pavanaja published Aug 17, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
India is not much different from the global statistics when it comes to gender gap issues in Wikipedia. Indian language Wikipedias are known to have similar ratio of male to female editors.
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Blog Entry Kannada Wikipedia edit-a-thon in St. Agnes College, Mangaluru to bridge gender gap in Wikipedia
by U.B.Pavanaja published Dec 15, 2015 last modified Jan 12, 2016 11:22 AM — filed under: , ,
As part of a series of workshops to mark the 13th anniversary, Kannada Wikipedia, a Kannada Wikipedia edit-a-thon was organised during this 10th-12th in St. Agnes College, Mangaluru to address the issue of gender gap in Wikipedia.
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Blog Entry A Kannada Wikipedia brochure for newbies
by U.B.Pavanaja published Oct 19, 2015 last modified Oct 19, 2015 10:46 AM — filed under: , ,
This brochure has been created keeping readers and new Wikipedia editors in mind. This would come handy to learn editing Kannada Wikipedia and creating/editing articles in Kannada.
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Blog Entry WikipediansSpeak with Dr. Kishore Kumar Rai Sheni: Tulu Wikipedia in the making
by U.B.Pavanaja published Sep 12, 2015 last modified Jun 18, 2016 06:06 PM — filed under: , ,
Dr. Kishore Kumar Rai Sheni, Principal, Shri Ramakrishna P.U. College, Mangaluru shares with Dr. U.B. Pavanaja of the Centre for Internet and Society's Access To Knowledge (CIS-A2K) programme his insights on bringing more contributors of different corners of the society to grow Tulu Wikipedia. Tulu Wikipedia is in Incubator at present and there are a bunch of contributors who are expanding the project to bring it live.
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Blog Entry Journalism Students of the SDM College Ujire Enrich Karnataka’s Folklore And Folk Art in Kannada Wikipedia
by U.B.Pavanaja published Aug 18, 2015 last modified Sep 15, 2015 09:09 AM — filed under: , , ,
As part of an ongoing partnership with the Shree Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara (SDM) College Ujjire, with active support from a few Kannada Wikipedia editors, CIS-A2K began an outreach programme so that the journalism students could help many Kannada readers about Karnataka’s rich folklore and folk art.
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Kannada Wikipedia workshop at Shree Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara (SDM) College Ujire, Karnataka
by U.B.Pavanaja published Aug 11, 2015 last modified Jun 18, 2016 06:12 PM — filed under: , , ,
A Kannada Wikipedia workshop is being planned to be organised in Shree Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara (SDM) College Ujire on the 13th August 2015. This is going to be part of the several outreach programmes in the institution.
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Workshop on digital collaborations in Tamil-language, Tamil Virtual University, Chennai
by U.B.Pavanaja published Sep 14, 2015 last modified Jun 18, 2016 06:13 PM — filed under:
A two-day workshop on digital collaborations in Tamil-language has been organised by Tamil Virtual University, Anna University Campus, Chennai. I have been invited to participate in this event on behalf of the CIS-A2K programme.
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