From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository
Jump to navigation Jump to search

SundarBot (talk · contribs)

Operator: Sundar (talk)

Bot's tasks for which permission is being sought: I intend to use this bot to upload audio files derived from existing audio files in commons. The first task that I want to take up is to concatenate pronunciation files of individual words to generate files for phrases. Tamil Wiktionary has thousands of such phrases in its technical glossary wanting pronunciation help. The bot will use my custom Perl script to download and concatenate the files offline. Will later use Pywikipediabot framework to upload files. I'll be polite leaving an interval of 2-3 seconds between each upload.

I use this account on English Wikipedia and Tamil Wikipedia as an interwikibot with bot flag. I have used the account to bulk upload 100,000+ entries to Tamil Wiktionary.

Automatic or manually assisted: Automatic

Edit type (e.g. Continuous, daily, one time run): one time run (spread over a couple of weeks)

Maximum edit rate (eg edits per minute): 25

Bot flag requested: (Y/N): Y

Programming language(s): Perl for download, Pywikipediabot framework (Python) for upload

Sundar (talk) 16:13, 10 November 2010 (UTC)


  • Please make a test run. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:52, 11 November 2010 (UTC)
    • Thanks Eugene. Will do next week. -- Sundar (talk) 07:06, 12 November 2010 (UTC)
      • Please check the test edits that my bot has made. -- SundarBot (talk) 17:48, 3 December 2010 (UTC)
        Looks OK for me. Just couple audio-related questions:
        • I think will be good idea to merge only pronunciations made by same person, otherwise results may be weird, because of different voices (like mixing man and woman).
        • What is pause you added between words? (I'm not specialist in this area, but other may comment on this.)
        EugeneZelenko (talk) 16:20, 4 December 2010 (UTC)
        • Thanks for the feedback, Eugene. I'll merge files by the same person in the future. In the recent run, I haven't added any pause, only the default pauses in the original pronunciation files are retained. I tried creating a short pause file to be added in between two words, but couldn't do anything less than 2 seconds. -- Sundar (talk) 09:54, 7 December 2010 (UTC) P.S. I'll be offline until December 16.
I can only hear the first word of the two in all of your uploads. Idea why? --Schlurcher (talk) 18:42, 28 December 2010 (UTC)
Thanks Schlurcher. I just found that it has a different behaviour based on the machine I use to concatenate the files. Will fix that and upload afresh. -- Sundar (talk) 10:16, 29 December 2010 (UTC)
Any update? --Schlurcher (talk) 07:31, 2 June 2011 (UTC)
Sorry that I couldn't follow up. Will try to get other volunteers to take this forward. -- Sundar (talk) 03:57, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

Stale I'm archiving this as stale until you find other volunteers or find time to resolve the issues above. When you are ready to revisit, upload another test set, and this request can be reinstated. --99of9 (talk) 06:10, 18 May 2012 (UTC)