Submissions/How Wikidata fits into the global web of data

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This is an accepted submission for Wikimania 2012.

Submission no.

637

Title of the submission
Wikidata Introduction and Overview
Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
presentation
Author of the submission
Denny Vrandečić
E-mail address
denny.vrandecic@wikimedia.de
Username
meta:User:Denny Vrandečić (WMDE)
Country of origin
Croatia
Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
Wikimedia Deutschland
Personal homepage or blog
-
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)
Wikidata's goal is to move the rich structured data currently encoded in Wikipedia templates into a central repository, which will be available for re-use on all Wikimedia projects, but also to 3rd party services. We will introduce what Wikidata aims to do and how: centralizing language links, centralizing data for the infoboxes, and all of that in the first new Wikimedia project since 2006. We also talk about how the data can be accessed and reused.

Context: Wikidata is a new project by Wikimedia Deutschland with the goal to create a data repository for Wikipedia and the world. It aims to be Wikimedia Commons for data. Imagine only having to edit data in one place and then being able to reuse it across Wikipedia and beyond. Imagine no-longer having to curate lists of articles by hand. What if instead that would be happening automatically? Imagine small Wikipedias being able to bootstrap hundreds of articles by using data that was curated in larger Wikipedias. This and much more is what we are working to make reality.

Wikidata holds huge opportunities for Wikipedia and we're here to talk about them. Community support and involvement is extremely important for the success of Wikidata and we want to take this as an opportunity to let you know about the work we have already done and what the plans for the next months are.

Track
Technology and Infrastructure
Length of presentation/talk
25 Minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
yes
Slides or further information (optional)
-
Special request as to time of presentations
Not at the same time as other Wikidata presentations (1, 2) and panel.


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