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Artificial intelligence service gives Wikipedians ‘X-ray specs’ to see through bad edits

When anyone can edit any page of one of the biggest websites in the world, how can you evaluate all those changes? A Wikimedia Foundation research scientist and a team of volunteers has developed an artificial intelligence service to handle some of the highest-volume crowdsourcing issues on the internet.

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Engaging women to narrow the gender gap: Andrea Kleiman

Since 2011, Kleiman has contributed tens of thousands of edits and arranged workshops for women in Argentina and Uruguay.

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Victory in Germany: court rules in favor of the Wikimedia Foundation

We are happy to announce that the court of Munich has ruled in favor of the Wikimedia Foundation in Dr. Evelyn Schels v. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc..

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‘Semana i’ student editing in Mexico City improves the Spanish Wikipedia

Two campuses of the Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico City adesigned more focused “challenges” for students. Nearly 100 student participants worked to improve coverage of the Xochimilco and Tlalpan boroughs as well as the historic San Ángel neighborhood of Mexico City.

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Three state museums open the doors to Wikimedia Spain and host concerts for Wikipedia

Wikimedia Spain is working at three state museums in Madrid—the Museum of Romanticism, the Museo del Traje (Costume Museum) and the National Archaeological Museum—through its first Wikipedian in residence, Ruben Ojeda. We have hosted two concerts and donated the usable recordings to the Wikimedia Commons; a third concert is being held soon.

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Community Digest—Marc Venot and the potential of a new pivot language for Europe; news in brief

Marc Venot is a leading editor on the Ido-language Wikipedia, a constructed languages; WikiCup; Wikisource partners; and more.

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Check out these new features and extensions kicked off at Google Summer of Code 2015

The last Google Summer of Code and Outreachy rounds are over. Take a look to the awesome projects completed and the the new features that you should keep an eye out for! For the first time, all Wikimedia projects that passed the evaluation were immediately deployed in production or Wikimedia Labs.

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Become an international music phenomenon with Wikipedia

Going viral on Imgur today: creating your debut music album with Wikipedia. Have you tried it yet?

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Ukrainian Wikipedia reaches 600,000 articles

Outside view This blog post was written by a member of the Wikimedia community and not by an employee of the Wikimedia Foundation. The views expressed are the author’s alone and are not necessarily held by the Foundation or the community as a whole. Methylene blue, one of many redox…

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“Community revitalization”—working together to strengthen the Hebrew Wiktionary

2015 was a pivotal year for the Hebrew Wiktionary. How can the Chapter help and support on the process of “revitalizing” a community? And what is the meaning of an independent and prosperous community?

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