Wikimedia – ‘Knowledge Engine’ Tips
Recent news on Wikipedia and ‘Knowledge Engine’.
Wikimedia Foundation created the concept of “transparent search engine”. This suggestion has been extremely controversial.
Key staff members like Executive Director, Lila Tretikov handle there resignation to Wikimedia Foundation.
Also, Deputy Director of Wikimedia Erik Möller left in April 2015. He described the recent situation as “very out of control” and “a crisis.”
Many controvesy surrounding the ‘Knowledge Engine’. A project which many of those in charge insisted was not a search engine. Even when all evidence began to point to the contrary.
‘Knowledge Engine’ project is formally called ‘Discovery’.
According to Knight Foundation grant agreement containing its own written account of the project.
“The Internet’s first transparent search engine”.
It also draws contrasts between Wikipedia’s approach to knowledge access and that of “commercial search engines”. Setting out the intent to “create an open data engine that’s completely free of commercial interests.” Project costed over $2.5 million in its initial stage.
Also, Max Semenik, a Discovery engineer, who stated that:
“Yes, there were plans of making an internet search engine.
I don’t understand why we’re still trying to avoid giving a direct answer about it.
There has never been any actual technical work on this project. The whole project didn’t live long and was ditched soon after the Search team was created. After FY15/16 budget was finalized. It did not have the money allocated for such work. (umm, was it in April? in such case, this should have been soon after the leaked document was created).
Also, I don’t think anybody but the certain champion of the project has considered competing with Google with any degree of seriousness.No, we’re really not working on internet search engine. And will not work in the future. For shizzle.”
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