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Wikimania 2015 - State of Wikidata


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presentation on the current state of the Wikidata project given at Wikimania 2015 in Mexico City

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Wikimania 2015 - State of Wikidata

  1. 1. State of Wikidata Wikimania 2015 - Lydia Pintscher - @nightrose
  2. 2. Wikidata: Giving more people more access to more knowledge
  3. 3. 3 major use cases: ● data provider ✔ ● hub ✔ ● tagging
  4. 4. Big wins o/ We are providing more people with more access to more knowledge! growing acceptance and use inside and outside Wikimedia increasing data depth, breadth and quality won prizes move towards caring more about re-use answer to the question that started Wikidata study about improving medical content on English Wikipedia with Wikidata
  5. 5. increasing data depth, breadth and quality ranks qualifiers references statements labels descriptions
  6. 6. July 2014 July 2015 items 15,685,743 18,308,081 statements 40,087,646 65,993,797 statements with a proper references 12.75% 17.69% statements with a bad references 43.62% 30.51%
  7. 7. Check the 15 largest Wikipedias at Wikidata:Statistics/Wikipedia
  8. 8. growing acceptance and use inside and outside of Wikimedia VIAF + MusicBrainz Freebase RfC on dewp and others -> important discussions are happening! infobox migration removal of Persondata
  9. 9. photo by ODI cc by-sa
  10. 10. Challenge: Data Quality and Trust We can provide even more people with even more access to even more knowledge! scaling our community without compromising our core better tools for editors high-quality partnerships more usage inside and outside Wikimedia
  11. 11. scaling our community without compromising our core redesign of the user interface performance weekly summary language fallbacks, etc surfacing ways to contribute meetups workshops
  12. 12. edits over one month before July 13th 2015
  13. 13. better tools checks against 3rd party databases constraint reports visualizations vandalism detection tools research easier referencing statements on properties
  14. 14. more usage inside and outside Wikimedia more/better references badgesin other projects sidebar units on-client editing showcase items and other examples/documentation watchlist integration article placeholder Commons + Wiktionary lists (Listeria) query service arbitrary access
  15. 15. more high-quality partnerships develop selection criteria: ● Who do we work with? ● On what? ● How? ● Which data? ● Under which conditions? strengthen and promote framework and supporting tools: ● MixNMatch ● Primary Sources Tool good examples: ● Freebase ● Sum of all Paintings ● WikiProject Molecular Biology ● Wikidata for Research
  16. 16. When What after the break Ask Us Anything About Wikidata after that Building Up Wikidata, Country By Country later today Wikidata Babel Workshop tomorrow Making infoboxes easier to edit and maintain with the help of Wikidata tomorrow Wikipedia Gender Inequality Index: Analysing who we write about tomorrow from 10:30 to 12:30 and from 14:30 to 16:00 show the developers how you use Wikidata (at Wikimedia Germany booth) More Wikidata sessions!
  17. 17. Find more maps showing coverage of individual Wikipedias at