Throughout Wikipedia, in all kinds of categories, women and people of nonwhite ethnicities are assigned only to their subcategories. Maya Angelou is in African-American writers, African-American women poets, and American women poets, but not American poets or American writers.
So if 'actor' is supposed to be neutral, and 'actress' refers to women actors, then we need a male equivalent -- manactor? actorman? Suggestions?
The category system on wikipedia should be automatically generated from a database. The manual system they have is crazy. Obviously categories are hierarchical and the topic belongs to all the parent categories.
In a perfect world, you'd be able to do boolean searches on categories. <snip> But I suspect that would require some very very deep changes in how Wikipedia is set up, such that it realistically will never happen.
The categories could be constructed on the fly. All the database knows is adjectives for the topic. Then you can do a query- American Novelists Female.
tyllwin: Wow, things get weird inside natural monopolies, don't they?
zarq: LarryC: "You can see other Wikipedians trying to talk him down on his own talk page. "
I wonder sometimes why Google has never tried to displace Wikipedia, too.
So I'm checking image search for JPL to confirm if he really has a neckbeard
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