Discovery/Status updates/2018-02-05

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This is the weekly update for the week starting 2018-02-05

Discussions[edit]

Search[edit]

  • Gehel took on the task of porting elasticsearch metrics to Prometheus [1]
  • Erik investigated a replacement for our automated relevance labeling and created a potential summer of code task [2]

Other Noteworthy Stuff[edit]

  • Trey deployed Cyrillic/Latin transliteration (using Language Converter [3]) for Crimean Tatar–language wikis.[4]

Did you know?[edit]

  • There are an estimated 7,000+ languages[5] spoken or signed in the world. Over 800 of them are found in Papua New Guinea,[6] making it the most linguistically diverse place on earth. The most widely used language of PNG is Tok Pisin,[7] which is a creole language,[8] which is a language derived from a mixture of other languages. Tok Pisin takes much of its vocabulary from English, but also from German, Malay, Portuguese and local Austronesian languages.

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