Wikidata - The free knowledge base that anyone can edit (1st Linked Data Meetup Malmö)

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Wikidata - The free knowledge base that anyone can edit (1st Linked Data Meetup Malmö)

  1. 1. WIKIDATAThe free knowledge base that anyone can editAnja Jentzsch - @anjeveHasso-Plattner-Institute, Potsdam, Germany1st Linked Data Meetup @ Foo Café, Malmö2103/05/23
  2. 2. How many of you have editedWikipedia at least once?
  3. 3. Imagine a world in which everysingle human being can freelyshare in the sum of allknowledge.
  4. 4. 23 000 000 articles1 400 000 000 edits285 languages
  5. 5. But...
  6. 6. 1. low-tech(but powerful)
  7. 7. What are the 10 biggest citiesthat have a female mayor?
  8. 8. What are the 10 biggest citiesthat have a female mayor?
  9. 9. 2. editor retention and recruiting
  10. 10. 3. coverage and reach
  11. 11. English
  12. 12. French
  13. 13. Italian
  14. 14. Greek
  15. 15. Turkish
  16. 16. 1 000 000+ articles: 4 Wikipedias100 000+ articles: 40 Wikipediastotal: 285 Wikipedias
  17. 17. Wikidata to the rescue!
  18. 18. • repository of the worlds knowledge• database anyone can read and edit• multi-lingual• designed to deal with the reality Wikipediahas to deal with• Free SoftwareWHAT IS WIKIDATA ACTUALLY?
  19. 19. 1. Interwiki links2. Infoboxes3. Lists3 PHASES
  20. 20. • allow a lot of easy micro-contributions• support small languages• allow easy data entry and editing• automate some stuff currently done by handHOW WILL WIKIDATA HELP?
  21. 21. Why is this special?
  22. 22. can handle a lot oflanguages
  23. 23. can handle qualifiers and sources
  24. 24. can handlediffering opinionscc-by-sa 3.0 by BambooBeast
  25. 25. • large multi-lingual knowledge base with references• huge amount of data under an open license• for free!• API, Linked Data interface• edited and maintained by a large community• an example of introducing a major change to a hugecollaborative project• run your own instanceWHAT DOESTHIS MEAN FORTHEWORLD OUTSIDE WIKIMEDIA?
  26. 26. A lot of good stuff will happen!
  27. 27. • water sport wiki• patent tracking• government data• ordnance data collection• ...BUILDING ON WIKIDATA
  28. 28. What areYOU going to do withWikidata?
  29. 29. Imagine a world in which everysingle human being can freelyshare in the sum of allknowledge.
  30. 30. wikidata.org@wikidata#wikimedia-wikidatawikidata-l@lists.wikimedia.org

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