User:Quiddity/Tree of knowledge
I would love to get a visualization of the entire Tree of Knowledge
- I.e. Use Wikidata to generate a cross between
Adding optional layers, that highlight areas which:
- I’ve edited. (automatic)
- I've watchlisted. (automatic)
- I'm an expert in. (manual)
- I want to read. (manual)
- and other more rigid ontologies, E.g.
- The curriculum of [Country's] 12th grade high-school science class.
- The articles relevant to a biochemistry bachelor’s degree.
I adore maps and infographics. Anything from software maps:
To page-navigation maps, e.g. Wikimedia/MediaWiki:
I'd like more maps, for our content.
But I want additional filters / overlays / highlights.
As a user-story
As an editor who is active in WikiProject Antarctica, I'd like to be able to visualize all its articles (w:en:Wikipedia:WikiProject_Antarctica#Articles), and also...
- to highlight the articles I've edited
- to highlight the articles I've created
- to highlight the articles I have/have not watchlisted
- to highlight the articles that are new (last n days)
- to highlight the articles in relation to all n million articles. (wikigalaxy-style)
- to see the clusterings given by categories, and category-intersections
- to see the clusterings given by navboxes
- to highlight the articles by their "importance-rating" and "quality-rating"
These would help me to:
- detect some of the patterns of how biographies / geographies / etc are prioritized, or missing
- deepen our understanding of how much there is to know
- to compare my own highlights, to the highlights of my friends and peers
- (I imagine professors comparing their maps... "Ooo, what's the node over there? I haven't seen an Antarctica highlight in the veterinary science region before!")
- share memetic ideas
- feel more connected
- want to return to the sites, to improve and expand my understanding of it all, and improve the articles
- wikigalaxy itself is restricted to 100,000 topics, and developers all twitched when I asked about making even that limited extent, both live, and directly integrated to the site, even just for all logged-in editors, let alone IPs/readers.
- I understand a lot of this will/would need to wait for more structured data, and a lot of it is currently unfeasible because of the massive software/server requirements. But it remains one of my long-term dreams.
- There have been various attempts over the years, to do something slightly like this with wikitext, e.g. w:en:Portal:Contents/Outlines.
- I'm Finally putting these old notes onwiki, after seeing Wikimedia User Interface/Concepts/Explorer. :-)
- See also: m:Grants:Project/Arc.heolo.gy