VIAF Data in Wikipedia and Wikidata

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Presented at the EMEA Regional Council Meeting VIAF Workshop, 25 February 2013, Strasbourg, France

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VIAF Data in Wikipedia and Wikidata

  1. 1. VIAF Data in Wikipedia & Wikidata Maximilian KleinWikipedian in Residence at OCLC 25th February 2013
  2. 2. Example VIAF Structure WikipediaE U R O P E, M I D D L E E A S T & A F R I C A R E G I O N A L C O U N C I L
  3. 3. Example VIAF Structure http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%27Aziz_%27Ali_al-MisriE U R O P E, M I D D L E E A S T & A F R I C A R E G I O N A L C O U N C I L
  4. 4. One Direction VIAF English WikiE U R O P E, M I D D L E E A S T & A F R I C A R E G I O N A L C O U N C I L
  5. 5. Enter VIAFBot: Wikipedia Robot VIAF English WikiE U R O P E, M I D D L E E A S T & A F R I C A R E G I O N A L C O U N C I L
  6. 6. Idea: Reciprocate VIAF English WikiE U R O P E, M I D D L E E A S T & A F R I C A R E G I O N A L C O U N C I L
  7. 7. But, Deutsche Wiki has done part of this manually VIAF Deutsche WikiE U R O P E, M I D D L E E A S T & A F R I C A R E G I O N A L C O U N C I L
  8. 8. Verify where English – Deutsche agree English VIAF DeutscheE U R O P E, M I D D L E E A S T & A F R I C A R E G I O N A L C O U N C I L
  9. 9. & without Deutsche infromation English VIAF DeutscheE U R O P E, M I D D L E E A S T & A F R I C A R E G I O N A L C O U N C I L
  10. 10. Final Product . . .E U R O P E, M I D D L E E A S T & A F R I C A R E G I O N A L C O U N C I L
  11. 11. Statistics • Conflicts 14,816 • Modified 269,494E U R O P E, M I D D L E E A S T & A F R I C A R E G I O N A L C O U N C I L
  12. 12. Statistics • Full report at • hangingtogether.orgE U R O P E, M I D D L E E A S T & A F R I C A R E G I O N A L C O U N C I L
  13. 13. How precise is the Algorithm? • ~99% (From random sampling) • But not perfectE U R O P E, M I D D L E E A S T & A F R I C A R E G I O N A L C O U N C I L
  14. 14. VIAF is watching VIAFE U R O P E, M I D D L E E A S T & A F R I C A R E G I O N A L C O U N C I L
  15. 15. Fixing links • If a human ameliorates Wikipeda • VIAF.org watches the change, • and VIAF incorporates the corrected data.E U R O P E, M I D D L E E A S T & A F R I C A R E G I O N A L C O U N C I L
  16. 16. Other Wikipedias • French Wikipedia? • All other Wikipedias?E U R O P E, M I D D L E E A S T & A F R I C A R E G I O N A L C O U N C I L
  17. 17. Information Virus • 1 month after VIAFBot • User:Jarekt copies VIAFbot’s links into – Wikimedia Commons – Italiano WikipediaE U R O P E, M I D D L E E A S T & A F R I C A R E G I O N A L C O U N C I L
  18. 18. Copying is a “Hack” • Wikidata was created to resolve this elegantlyE U R O P E, M I D D L E E A S T & A F R I C A R E G I O N A L C O U N C I L
  19. 19. What is Wikidata? • Wikidata item is a collection of Wikipedia articles En En WD De De Fr FrE U R O P E, M I D D L E E A S T & A F R I C A R E G I O N A L C O U N C I L
  20. 20. What will not change • Language links will look sameE U R O P E, M I D D L E E A S T & A F R I C A R E G I O N A L C O U N C I L
  21. 21. But you can edit centrallyE U R O P E, M I D D L E E A S T & A F R I C A R E G I O N A L C O U N C I L
  22. 22. New: Declarations • Semantic tripleE U R O P E, M I D D L E E A S T & A F R I C A R E G I O N A L C O U N C I L
  23. 23. New: DeclarationsE U R O P E, M I D D L E E A S T & A F R I C A R E G I O N A L C O U N C I L
  24. 24. New: Declarations Property ValueE U R O P E, M I D D L E E A S T & A F R I C A R E G I O N A L C O U N C I L
  25. 25. Inclusion Syntax • In Wikitext write • {{ propriété:lieu de naissance}}E U R O P E, M I D D L E E A S T & A F R I C A R E G I O N A L C O U N C I L
  26. 26. Surprise! VIAF Wikidata Property ApprovedE U R O P E, M I D D L E E A S T & A F R I C A R E G I O N A L C O U N C I L
  27. 27. Wikidata VIAFbot • Very soon.E U R O P E, M I D D L E E A S T & A F R I C A R E G I O N A L C O U N C I L
  28. 28. VIAF Data in Wikipedia & Wikidata Maximilian KleinWikipedian in Residence at OCLC 25th February 2013 @notconfusing

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