Wikidata: la risposta wikipediana ai linked, open, structured data

Martinelli, Luca Wikidata: la risposta wikipediana ai linked, open, structured data., 2016 . In Convegno AIB CILW 2016. La rinascita delle risorse dell’informazione: granularità, interoperabilità e integrazione dei dati, Biblioteca nazionale centrale di Roma, October 21, 2016. (Unpublished) [Presentation]

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Wikidata is a free knowledge base that can be read and edited by humans and machines alike, published under a free license, allowing to everyone the reuse of the stored data for every purpose, included commercial ones. The main goal of Wikidata is to centralise access to and management of structured data about every subject covered by Wikipedia and its sister projects (i.e. the exact number of inhabitants of a country, the apparent magnitude of a celestial body, the birthplace of a Chinese Emperor, and so on). Data are organised into ‘statements’, i.e. a property-value pair such as ‘Location:Germany’, with optional qualifiers and with their original sources (such as books, reviews, authority databases…). Officially released on October 30, 2012, Wikidata now stores 18,8+ million items, and in June 2016 has surpassed the 100 million statements threshold. Wikidata is run by a community of voluntary editors, which decide on the rules of content creation and management, and look eagerly at collaboration with Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums (GLAM). Some interesting collaboration are already ongoing since years with many institutions – such as National Central Library of Florence, Central Institute for the Union Catalogue, MoMA of New York, Tate Gallery, Rijksmuseum, or the Human Genome Project. But how does Wikidata works? Can its data be actually reused? And how? This presentation will answer to these and many more questions about it.

Item type: Presentation
Keywords: linked open data, wikidata, wikimedia
Subjects: I. Information treatment for information services > ID. Knowledge representation.
I. Information treatment for information services > IE. Data and metadata structures.
I. Information treatment for information services > IL. Semantic web
I. Information treatment for information services > IM. Open data
L. Information technology and library technology > LC. Internet, including WWW.
Depositing user: AIB CILW 2016 Conference
Date deposited: 27 Nov 2016 07:58
Last modified: 27 Nov 2016 07:58


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