Quicksilver, helping improve Wikipedia's science coverage & gender bias
August 3, 2018 2:01 PM Subscribe
About six years ago, there was a Wikipedia edit-a-thon (MetaFilter) for Ada Lovelace Day, celebrating women in STEM by improving the visibility of women in Wikipedia, and there's a commemorative Wikiprojects page. Stemming from another recent edit-a-thon aimed at improving entries on women scientists to address the long-standing gender bias on Wikipedia (MetaFilter, Sept. 18, 2012), folks at Primer, a machine intelligence company, developed Quicksilver to help automate identification of missing scientists, and specifically used at three recent edit-a-thons for improving coverage of women of science (Wired coverage, with additional recognition to 500 Women Scientists for collaborating and inspiring them). You can access a Quicksilver-produced dataset on Github.
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