Wikidata training 2017

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Wikidata Belgium 2017 is a training on Wikidata organized by Wikimedia Belgium.

Purpose[edit]

Wikidata is a project of the Wikimedia Foundation: a free, collaborative, multilingual, secondary database, collecting structured data to provide support for Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, the other Wikimedia projects, and well beyond that. Wikidata contains public data which serves a variety of applications. Primarily, Wikidata is the linked structured database for Wikipedia and its sister projects. However, due to the open license and its APIs, use cases extent to a variety of applications. We plan to organise a series of Wikidata tutorials, to showcase its application. By example participants are guided through (1) adding data - either manually or by batch loading, and (2) querying the content through Wikidata's SPARQL endpoint (http://query.wikidata.org), (3) analysing Wikidata content with analysis and visualisation platforms such as R.

Previous activities:

Tentative outline[edit]

  1. What are the legal constraints in getting data into Wikidata?
  2. How to enter data into Wikidata?
  3. How to capture provenance/referencing to the original source?
  4. How is Wikidata to be used?

Possible topics may include queries, front ends, applications. Other topics may be covered, depending on audience wishes.

Registration[edit]

Participants should have a Wikipedia account, and a basic familiarity with Wikipedia editing. You also need to bring your own laptop/device.

Location[edit]

  • To be announced

Contacts[edit]

Partners[edit]

  • No official partners yet.

Budget[edit]

Timeline[edit]

  • February 2017: preparations project (planning, team, budget,
  • March 2017: grant proposal submitted to WM BE
  • March 2017 - April 2017: tutorial

Statistics[edit]

  • No information available yet

Announcements and notices[edit]

  • No announcements yet

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