How reliably can Wikipedia answer your medical question?
Medical pages on English Wikipedia received 2.2 billion visits last year
Good articles require content from the latest biomedical sources, which totals tens of thousands of papers each year.
Editors must sort papers by reliability and relevance.
Once they have good sources, editors must implement the changes in articles across Wikipedia.
We believe these problems can mostly be resolved through the combination of automation and input by editors that we propose here in the ScienceSource platform.
How does ScienceSource work?
- ScienceSource uses Wikipedia guidelines and text mining to identify reliable medical sources and encode them according to Wikipedia established data standards.
- The ScienceSource algorithmic workflow semi-automates the process of extracting data from medical sources into Wikipedia articles and Wikidata entries.
- The ScienceSource workflow helps editors sort through medical references, making the process faster and more reliable.
How can you help ensure the project's success?
- Help create a list of the most important papers: https://wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:ScienceSource_focus_list
- Help analyse the workflow output and suggest improvements.
- Help experienced editors get to know and use the workflow
- Help get the results from ScienceSource into Wikipedia.
ScienceSource is supported by a grant from the Wikimedia Foundation.
Details at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/ScienceSource
Key contact: Charles Matthews (firstname.lastname@example.org).