The Science of Knowledge Equity – Research at Wikimedia by Miriam Redi

Knowledge equity is a foundational principle of the Wikimedia movement. It drives efforts to break down the social, political, and technical barriers preventing people from accessing free knowledge. In this talk, we will see how computer vision and natural language processing can support knowledge equity and help democratize the access to free knowledge. We will look at research that can help us identify, measure and bridge knowledge gaps in Wikimedia projects. We will dive into research that studies Wikipedia through the lenses of its readers, and technologies that bridge content gaps in Wikipedia and Wikidata. We will discuss current work in these spaces, with a focus on open questions and future research.