Further Reading

  • Georgie, If you want to know more about how Academics are using Wikidata in Network Analysis research, here is our full Q+A with the University of Colorado. 2018-10-16 https://medium.com/
  • Stanislav Malyshev, Markus Krötzsch, Larry González, Julius Gonsior, and Adrian Bielefeldt, Getting the Most out of Wikidata: Semantic Technology Usage in Wikipedia’s Knowledge Graph, in Denny Vrandečić, Kalina Bontcheva, Mari Carmen Suárez-Figueroa, Valentina Presutti, Irene Celino, Marta Sabou, Lucie-Aimée Kaffee, Elena Simperl, eds., Proceedings of the 17th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC’18), volume 11137 of LNCS, 376-394, 2018. Springer online

Wikidata is the collaboratively curated knowledge graph of the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF), and the core project of Wikimedia’s data management strategy. A major challenge for bringing Wikidata to its full potential was to provide reliable and powerful services for data sharing and query, and the WMF has chosen to rely on semantic technologies for this purpose. A live SPARQL endpoint, regular RDF dumps, and linked data APIs are now forming the backbone of many uses of Wikidata. We describe this influential use case and its underlying infrastructure, analyse current usage, and share our lessons learned and future plans.


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Arthur Kampf (1864 Aachen – 1950 Castrop-Rauxel), Der Zeitungsleser, Oil on Canvas. 70,5 x 60,5 cm (1908), from: https://www.lempertz.com

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