BattleTechWiki:Project Unfinished Book/Data Mining

A "mission" (the complete and organized data mining of one specific product) is completed in several steps, as organized by the Mission Lead. The mission is proken up into "sections", compartmentalized portions of the product that are completed in totality before moving onto another. The sections may be focused on chapters, sidebars, sub-chapters, maps & atlases, short stories, etc....whatever is best seen as a complete sub-mission. The Mission Lead decides what each of these sections comprises (by title, page numbers, or whatever best fits) and then assigns his various team members to their roles for each section, based upon their completed training. From there, the process is 'automated', in that each team member knows what they are to do for that Section assignment.

Step 1[edit]

The Mission Lead Builds the Section Assignment:

  1. The Mission Lead prepares the Section Assignment page on the Mission Page (which was built by the Unfinished Book Project Lead). He does this for each of the sections into which the misson has been divided. A quick template can be copied from here.

Step 2[edit]

The Fact Checker Prepares the Target Articles:

  1. Reviews the assigned source section (ex: Jihad Turning Points: Luthien, p. 11, "Damnation")
  2. Determines the primary article to be written (ex: in this case Second Battle of the Takashi Memorial Spaceport), and then every other subject (within the source material) that could be used to expand exisiting articles or to start new ones.
  3. He records these (as links) on his assignment graph ("Fact Checker: Articles Links).
  4. He should also include articles that are not directly mentioned in the source material, but definitely have interest. (ex: Battle of Luthien & Luthien)
  5. He writes notes to the Research Writer to explain his additions, concerns, etc.

Step 3[edit]

The Research Writer Does The Grunt Work:

  1. Also reviews the assigned source section, becoming familiar with the articles to which the checker has linked.
  2. He then writes complete articles (when not yet in existence) or appropriate 'blurbs' (for articles that do exist).
  3. He cites the source material for each one.
  4. The writer is not expected to pursue other source materials, but may if interested. (The purpose is to get everything from the assigned source.)
  5. As the writer becomes more familiar with the source, he may decide to add additional articles to be expanded/added.
  6. As he completes each article, he adds them to his assignment graph ("Research Writer: Articles Completed").
  7. If the Writer started a new article, he adds the UBP tag ({{WikiProject UnfinishedBook|tr=new}}) to the Discussion tab.
  8. Provides additional comments, if necessary.

Step 4[edit]

The Fact Checker Reviews the Writer's Work:

  1. As the Writer completes an article, the Checker reviews the edits (via article history) to ensure both are on the same 'page' as to what needs to be included.
  2. If the Checker sees something the Writer missed, he may choose to add it himself or discuss it with the Writer.
  3. Once an article has been reviewed, the Checker posts it on his second assignment graph ("Fact Checker: Articles Reviewed").
  4. Provides additional comments, if necessary.

Step 5[edit]

The Copy Editor Strikes:

  1. As the Checker adds an article to his second assignment graph, the Editor is free to copy-check the whole article for formatting, spelling errors, citations, categorization, genre consistency, etc. (per the Manual of Style policies), making corrections where necessary.
  2. When done with a newly created article, the Editor removes the "|tr=new" parameter from the tag on the Discussion tab.
  3. Adds that 'completed' article to his assignment graph ("Copy Editor: Articles Edited").

Step 6[edit]

The Mission Lead Wraps It Up:

  1. follows the overall progress
  2. updates the mission percentage status (on the UBP project page, as appropriate
  3. and confers with the Project Lead for guidance when needed

Additional Information on Data Mining: Data Mining (or "How To Tear Apart a Book For Fun and No Profit")