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My major contributions are historical United States Census population data for cities and towns (and boroughs and villages and townships and any other form of municipality). Mechanical but somewhat hard to automate given the source formats at the Census Bureau are not OCRed. That being said, if someone who has the expertise/authority with bots would write one to update Census population estimates annually, that would be nice, since that would be fairly easy to automate (indeed, a large amount of information has already been added to Wikipedia this way).

I have also done a good amount of vandalism reversion. User:ClueBot_NG is absolutely amazing for a lot of vandalism, but machine learning and natural language processing is still a long way away from catching more subtle vandalism.

Areas of Expertise/Knowledge[edit]


My Contributions

Historical Census Population Data[edit]

I am currently working on getting historical census population data (using the Template:US Census Population template) up for all incorporated places in the United States. Currently, I have completed

CenPop Script[edit]

Unfortunately, compiling data can't really be automated much because the Census files (for years before 1990) are in the form of scanned prints, and the quality of these files is not good enough to trust OCR, at least of the quality I have access to.

However, to aid in adding the compiled data to Wikipedia, I've written User:DemocraticLuntz/CenPop.js which is a modification of the AutoWikiBrowser script by User:joeyjte50.

Fortune 1000 Companies[edit]

I have also been working on adding and improving articles (mainly stubs because I don't have sufficient reliable sources for more full-length articles) on those Fortune 1000 (and other very large) companies currently missing from Wikipedia.