The Anomebot2
Joined 11 August 2006
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This user account is a bot operated by The Anome (talk). It is used to make repetitive automated or semi-automated edits that would be extremely tedious to do manually, in accordance with the bot policy. The bot is approved and currently active – the relevant request for approval can be seen here.
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This bot is designed to add standardized machine-readable geodata records to relevant articles in the English-language Wikipedia, using data from GNS, GNIS, OSGB coordinates in UK articles, plaintext geodata scraped from article text, and interwiki-linked geotag data from other-language Wikipedias. -- The Anome 12:13, 22 September 2007 (UTC)
125,000+ geotags added to date, based on data from a variety of sources
102,000+ more articles identified as potentially eligible for tagging have been marked using {{coord missing}}
61,000+ articles reformatted from old geotag formats to use {{coord}}
- The Anome (talk) 14:10, 13 September 2008 (UTC)
Update: As of 2009-06-12:
365,800 distinct articles edited -- The Anome (talk) 17:08, 12 June 2009 (UTC)
Recent activities
Currently backfilling a number of corner cases missed by earlier over-cautious heuristics, using:
This is very laborious for the bot, as it requires the re-scanning of large numbers of false positives, and will result in only a few hundred articles being geocoded, but machine time is cheap, the re-scans are necessary in any case, and this will lay the foundations for larger systematic efforts to come later.
-- The Anome (talk) 14:30, 14 September 2008 (UTC)
Done. -- The Anome (talk) 04:29, 15 September 2008 (UTC)
Current activity
Finishing adding a large number of {{coord missing}} tags. Almost complete. -- The Anome (talk) 23:50, 13 October 2008 (UTC)
To do
Consistency and correctness:
New data sources:
-- The Anome (talk) 13:47, 12 October 2008 (UTC)
Forthcoming attractions
With >70,000 data points, I now have enough data to do a spatial analysis of the category tree, and to generate lists of possibly misclassified or mislocated outliers. The cleaned up bounding data could then be used as a Bayesian classifier for future work. -- The Anome 10:14, 24 August 2007 (UTC)
The category+link graph may be a better choice for this. -- The Anome (talk) 13:59, 12 October 2008 (UTC)
Ambiguity problems
Because of severe name ambiguity problems,
-- The Anome (talk) 13:58, 12 October 2008 (UTC)
Last edited on 16 March 2012, at 20:37
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