You can have all the data!

(Die deutsche Version dieses Beitrags gibt es hier.) Today the first 11 Wikipedias got the ability to include data from …

  • Lydia Pintscher
  • 27. March 2013

(Die deutsche Version dieses Beitrags gibt es hier.)

Today the first 11 Wikipedias got the ability to include data from Wikidata in their articles. These are the Italian, Hebrew, Hungarian, Russian, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek, Croatian, Bosnian, Serbian and Serbo-Croatian Wikipedias. If you are curious you can also try it out on test2.wikipedia.org. This means the editors on these Wikipedias are now able to make use of the growing amount of structured data that is available in Wikidata as a common dataset. It includes things like conservation status for a species, ISBN for a book or the top level domain of a country.

There are two ways to access the data:

We are working on expanding the parser function so you can for example use {{#property:chief executive officer}} instead of {{#property:p169}}. The complete plan for this is here.

The next step is the deployment on the other Wikipedias. We will carefully monitor performance and if there are no issues they will follow within a week or two.

We have prepared an FAQ for this deployment and are looking forward to your testing and feedback. The best place to leave feedback is this discussion page.

  1. […] On March 27, Wikidata‘s central data repository became available for use on the first 11 Wikipedias. Example: In a Wikipedia article about Yahoo!, the wikitext “{{#property:p169}}” will return “Marissa Mayer”, as she is the chief executive officer of the company. A launch on the English Wikipedia and all other language versions is expected later in April. […]

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