Proposal talk:Wikipedia questions

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This appears to be a proposal for natural language query processing, which has a long and not entirely successful history in information retrieval technology development. In general, in an UN-controlled vocabulary system such as a wiki anyone can edit, the returns from attempting to do natural language processing of queries diminish very rapidly. Until the category system and/or projects such as http://freebase.com become far more sophisticated, it is unlikely this project will have a positive impact or be fully feasible in ways that users expect, and therefore I must vote the lowest priority. You might try http://wolframalpha.com for a project trying to bootstrap responses to natural language queries. 99.25.114.234 20:58, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

My proposal Proposal:A 'common knowledge' database - like 'Cyc' is a practical way to approach this. SteveBaker 02:01, 15 August 2009 (UTC)
There is already the reference desk for those who cn be bothered to wait for an answer from humans. Graeme Bartlett 13:29, 15 August 2009 (UTC)

Impact?

Some proposals will have massive impact on end-users, including non-editors. Some will have minimal impact. What will be the impact of this proposal on our end-users? -- Philippe 00:19, 3 September 2009 (UTC)