Wikipedia Weekly #126 – Introduction to Wikidata

This episode is an introduction to Wikidata, where Andrew and Rob walk through some of the history and current applications of Wikidata. We discuss the basics of items, statements, properties, identifiers, and qualifiers. Some of the tools we cover include Quickstatements, Petscan, Reasonator, SQID and Scholia, as well as Wikidata Query and SPARQL. We discuss the “game” interfaces in engaging Wikidata and how Wikidata is currently used (or not) in Wikipedia infoboxes. (Errata: all mentions of 2013 as the start of Wikidata should instaed be 2012. We regret the error.)

Participants: Andrew Lih (User:Fuzheado), Rob Fernandez (User:Gamaliel)

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Opening music: “At The Count” by Broke For Free, is licensed under CC-BY-3.0; Closing music: “Things Will Settle Down Eventually” by 86 Sandals, is licensed under CC-BY-SA-3.0

All original content of this podcast is licensed under CC-BY-SA-4.0.

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