By Andy Mabbett (
Happy Birthday Wikidata!
Wikidata was seven years old on 29 October, and so WikidataCon 2019 was held in Berlin. You can read all about it, see high-quality videos of many of the sessions, and enjoy the many "birthday presents", all via the program.
- Wikidata won an Open Publishing Award (description).
- Panandâ, a mobile app powered by Wikidata (and Wikimedia Commons), was selected as one of the five finalists in the App for Social Good category in the Android Masters 2019 competition organized by Google Developer Group Philippines. The final event will be held on November 16.
- Generating "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" Questions Sets Automatically from Wikidata, Markus Wohlan, et al.
- Wikidata: A large-scale collaborative ontological medical database, Houcemeddine Turki et al.
- My message to video game databases: We(kidata) come in peace, by Jean-Frédéric (the subject is broader than just video games)
- Lei (Nico) Zheng, et al. (2019) The Roles Bots Play in Wikipedia. Proceedings of the ACM: Human-Computer Interaction, Volume 3, Issue CSCW, Article 215 (November 2019), 20 pages. DOI: 10.1145/3359317 (also blog post).
- Lina M. Rojas-Barahona, et al. (2019) Spoken Conversational Search for General Knowledge. Proceedings of the 20th Annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue. ACL Anthology ID: W19-5914 + arXiv:1909.11980
- Querying Wikidata RDF with SQL using RDF2X
- Ozymandias in Canberra - how the Atlas of Living Australia could be enhanced using Wikidata
- Knowledge Graph Consolidation by Unifying Synonymous Relationships - Jan-Christoph Kalo, et al.
- Analysis of Urban Information of Colombia on Wikidata, 2nd CATAÏ Workshop, Bogota, Colombia, 23-24 October 2019 (Preprint)
- Wikidata as a FAIR knowledge graph for the life sciences (preprint in Biorxiv)
- Una lezione di biblioteconomia, o Del nome corto dell’autore
- PhD thesis: Candela Romero, Gustavo (2019). Publicación y enriquecimiento semántico de datos abiertos en bibliotecas digitales (in Spanish).
- ShowTalkLabels: with this script enabled, when a talk page is shown on your watchlist or similar pages, the label of the related entity is shown.
- OpenRefine 3.3 beta was released
For all other Wikidata news, new properties, etc, see:
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