Structured Data Across Wikimedia/Newsletter/9


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Search Preview panel to be deployed on Portuguese, Russian, Indonesian Wikipedia

Next January, a new feature called “Search Preview” will be deployed on Portuguese, Russian, and Indonesian Wikipedia.

When someone will search something on Special:Search, the Search Preview feature will introduce a panel for each result, to help editors and readers discover relevant content and go directly to a desired section of the article. The panel will show an image related to the article (if existing), an expanded snippet, the top sections of the article, related images (coming from MediaSearch on Commons), and eventually the sister projects associated with the article.

You can read more about the workflow on the project’s page on MediaWiki.

Image Suggestions deployed on four new wikis

On November 1, the Image suggestions tool was successfully deployed on Catalan, Finnish, Hungarian, and Norwegian Wikipedias. The four communities have been identified as the second wave of tester communities for this project.

The goal of the tool is to embed a number of image suggestions in the user’s existing Wikipedia activities through weekly notifications, thus increasing the likelihood they will review such suggestions and add selected images as part of their current editing workflow. Overall, the Image suggestion tool has been already tested on other three Wikipedias - Portuguese, Russian, and Indonesian - with a total of 1,091 images being added, with a 2% revert rate.

We are currently collecting the first feedback from involved users, which will be used to identify potential bugs and improve the current experience. If you are interested in making your community involved in the following iterations of the tool, please let us know.

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