Wikipedia articles are missing images, and Wikipedia images are missing captions. A scientific competition organized by the Research team at the Wikimedia Foundation could help bridge this gap. The WMF is also releasing a large image dataset to help researchers and practitioners build systems for automatic image-text retrieval in the context of Wikipedia.
Maintaining and improving one of the largest websites in the world using Open Source software requires a continuous commitment. The site is always evolving, so for every new component we want (or need!) to deploy, we need to evaluate the Open Source solutions available.