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

  • WIKIDATAThe free knowledge base that anyone can editAnja Jentzsch - @anjeveHasso-Plattner-Institute, Potsdam, Germany1st Linked Data Meetup @ Foo Café, Malmö2103/05/23
  • How many of you have editedWikipedia at least once?
  • Imagine a world in which everysingle human being can freelyshare in the sum of allknowledge.
  • 23 000 000 articles1 400 000 000 edits285 languages
  • But...
  • 1. low-tech(but powerful)
  • What are the 10 biggest citiesthat have a female mayor?
  • What are the 10 biggest citiesthat have a female mayor?
  • 2. editor retention and recruiting
  • 3. coverage and reach
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Greek
  • Turkish
  • 1 000 000+ articles: 4 Wikipedias100 000+ articles: 40 Wikipediastotal: 285 Wikipedias
  • Wikidata to the rescue!
  • • 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?
  • 1. Interwiki links2. Infoboxes3. Lists3 PHASES
  • • 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?
  • Why is this special?
  • can handle a lot oflanguages
  • can handle qualifiers and sources
  • can handlediffering opinionscc-by-sa 3.0 by BambooBeast
  • • 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?
  • A lot of good stuff will happen!
  • • water sport wiki• patent tracking• government data• ordnance data collection• ...BUILDING ON WIKIDATA
  • What areYOU going to do withWikidata?
  • Imagine a world in which everysingle human being can freelyshare in the sum of allknowledge.
  • wikidata.org@wikidata#wikimedia-wikidatawikidata-l@lists.wikimedia.org