Original research means that we will (also) have to deal with statements that have not been published before. So far this is a huge problem for any researcher. Should she make a claim that was never made before – minutes after she... Read More | Share it now!
The Wikibase software has been designed to serve underneath the +200 Wikipedia installations, it is offering its services in SPARQL-queries but it does not aim at people interested in the facts collected on an item of knowledge.
Magnus Manske’s... Read More | Share it now!
The facts all contribute only to setting the problem, not to its solution. Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico Philosophicus 6.4321
The FactGrid still needs its own cohesive design. The name is a modest... Read More | Share it now!
Wikidata’s Wikibase installation has been filled almost entirely in massive automated data inputs. That is probably why input forms were not exactly the first priority.
Our database will focus on researchers and regular users whose tasks will call... Read More | Share it now!
Liebe Erfurter und Gothaer FactGrid Interessierte,
in den letzten Wochen arbeiteten wir im engeren Kreis an der Einrichtung einer WikiBase-Instanz (der Software hinter dem Wikidata-Projekt) auf dem Server der Uni Erfurt:... Read More | Share it now!
Wikibase installations are – at this moment – best explored with the SPARQL query language. Specialists are able to write queries in SPARQL but this is not what you would do as a beginner. Most people take a look at an example of a query... Read More | Share it now!
Thanks to the initiative of Andra Waagmeester and Daniel Mietchen (who are part of the community that is behind Wikidata incorporating such staggering inputs as the complete human genome) we ventured a first workshop of projects that have begun to use... Read More | Share it now!
Four months have passed since the kick-off workshop shop, and the FactGrid project has run into its first unexpected problems. We are confident that we will solve the – primarily technical – issues, but one of the lessons we have learned so far... Read More | Share it now!
The video shows how easy it is to get data from regular spreadsheets via QuickStatements into the database.
You will find a handy cheat sheet of spreadsheet commands, to format your data here:... Read More | Share it now!
English summary: https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:FactGrid#First_FactGrid_Workshop_in_Berlin,_December_2017
Teilnehmer/innen: Lydia Pintscher, Jens Ohlig, Matti Blume, Adrian Heine, Daniel Mietchen, Lucas Werkmeister, Olaf Simons, Markus... Read More | Share it now!