Institute for Web Science and Technologies · Universität Koblenz - Landau
Institute WeST

Wikidata: the knowledge base crowdsourced by a community of amazing volunteers

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Wikidata is a free, collaborative knowledge base created and boosted by Wikimedia Deutschland, and developed by a large community of volunteers all over the world. After almost 4 years, Wikidata has a community of 16 thousand active editors that has managed to create a knowledge graph with 20+ million notorious entities. Among these entities, we can find not only people, locations and things such as films, and music albums, but also biological data and bibliographic metadata. Wikidata’s content is used by Wikipedia, Google’s Knowledge Graph and many other systems that benefit from open, multilingual structured data. In this talk, I will give an introduction to Wikidata, present some ideas on how Wikidata may help us in our research and share ongoing work on the analysis of Wikidata editors.

22.12.16 - 10:15
B 016