Technical

  1. Structure your data:
    Wikibase Workshop in Ghent

    In July, Wikimedia Deutschland was among the organizers of a three-day workshop in Ghent, Belgium. Together with Micelio, and with the support of the Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities, WeChangEd ERC project, Science Stories, and the IDLab, institutions and teams from various fields learned how to install Wikibase, the software behind Wikidata, to model data, and to upload it to their Wikibase in … Weiterlesen

  2. New testing ground for Wikibase: A federal agency goes on an expedition in the Wiki universe

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    The German National Library and Wikimedia Deutschland are breaking new ground together. For years, Wikipedia volunteers have helped to link entries of the German national bibliography with Wikipedia entries and to correct mistakes. The two institutions have now agreed to jointly test the potential of Wikibase, the software used to run the free database Wikidata, for use in the largest standards da … Weiterlesen

  3. Lexicographical data on Wikidata: Words, words, words

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    Language is what makes our world beautiful, diverse, and complicated. Wikidata is a multilingual project, serving the more than 300 languages of the Wikimedia projects. This multilinguality at the core of Wikidata means that right from the start, every Item about a piece of knowledge in the world and every property to describe that Item can have a label in one of the languages we support, making W … Weiterlesen

  4. Many Faces of Wikibase: Lingua Libre makes [ˈlæŋ̩ɡwɪdʒəz] audible

    Languages and multilinguality have always been an important part of the Wikimedia projects. A project called „Lingua Libre“ now aims to make languages and their sound freely available as structured metadata. WMDE’s Jens Ohlig spoke to Antoine Lamielle, Lead developer of Lingua Libre, about the project and its use of the Wikibase software.  … Weiterlesen

  5. Inside WMDE: A young developer reports

    Young software developer Ebba Aniansson spent six months as an intern at WMDE. Now she shares what she learned and experienced.  … Weiterlesen

  6. Where did that paragraph go? This software change helps volunteers hold up Wikipedia’s high quality

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    High quality and reliability of content are at the heart of Wikipedia, but this requires a massive collaborative effort. Recent technical improvements have made the process easier. … Weiterlesen

  7. Tools for Wikipedians: Keeping track of what’s going on on Wikidata from Wikipedia

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    Wikipedians see editing articles as their craft. As anyone who takes pride in their craft knows, a well-equipped tool belt can make a difference. Time to look at some tools related to Wikidata that may help you in your everyday life on Wikipedia. … Weiterlesen

  8. WikidataCon 2017

    Jens Ohlig (WMDE), CC by-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/legalcode 4.0/deed.de)

    WikidataCon, the first conference dedicated to the Wikidata community took place in Berlin on October 28th and 29th. How to summarize this event? It was a huge success, both from the point of view of the community and the organizing team, and we hope that you enjoyed the event as much as we did. … Weiterlesen

  9. Data Partnerships in Wikidata: Project Durchblick

    English version … Weiterlesen

  10. Data Partnerships with Wikidata: beaTunes

    An interview with Hendrik Schreiber of beaTunes about how to use Wikidata in a commercial software product. … Weiterlesen