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Lightning talk: What the hell is Wikidata?

Wikipedias Wikidata – a general introduction

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Maybe you heared about Wikipedias Wikidata but that's about it? You have an idea about WIkidata or even already attended a workshop but could use a reminder? Then you are completly right to come by and isten to our intruduction. If you get hooked, just stay for our Workshop right after.

Wikidata ist eine freie Wissensdatenbank, die von Menschen wie auch Maschinen gelesen und bearbeitet werden kann. Mehr als 38 Millionen Datensätze, die jede*r bearbeiten kann, liegen auf Wikidata bereit. Die Datenbank dient als zentraler Speicher für strukturierte Daten ihrer Wikimedia-Schwesterprojekte wie Wikipedia, hier finden sich z.B. die Bevölkerungszahlen aller Hauptstädte oder die Erscheinungsdaten aller Filme mit Wikipedia-Artikel.

Wikidata is a free and open knowledge base that can be read and edited by both humans and machines. Wikidata currently hosts 38 million datasets, which everyone can edit, add to and use. It’s the central storage for the structured data of Wikipedia and its sister projects, data such as the population of all capital cities and the release dates of all movies with a Wikipedia entry. Wikidata can answer questions that otherwise would have taken long hours of research: In which cities can you find burials of famous writers named Susan? What are the largest cities with a female mayor? Which ministers are themselves children of ministers? Wikidata gives you these answers in seconds.


Day: 2019-05-03
Start time: 15:00
Duration: 00:30
Room: F4.02
Track: Open Data
Language: en



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