[Taxacom] Wikipedia classification

Una Smith una.smith at att.net
Sat Jul 4 17:33:26 CDT 2009

On Wed, Jul 01, 2009 at 12:38:13PM +1000, Tony.Rees at csiro.au wrote:
>One thing I forgot. In the blog mentioned, Rod picks up that there is a problem with the Wikipedia style page URL e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latreillia in the case of genus level homonyms (in this instance: Diptera or Brachyura?), where it is possible to go to the wrong instance, and does in this case, following  a link from the crab family page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latreilliidae .

I fixed that one.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latreillia now is a 
disambiguation page.

> There are LOTS of these at genus level - in IRMNG my current count of
>non-unique genus names is currently 68730 and rising.

Could you do a data analysis for Wikipedia?  Identify all the names
on your list of 68730 that on Wikipedia are not disambiguation pages?
The result would be a project for Wikipedia's "disambiguous" editors
to tackle.

	Una Smith

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