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Glimpse over Wikidata - Lydia Pintscher presents the state of the project at WikidataCon 2019

Wikidata has become so big it's sometimes hard to appreciate what we've accomplished over the past year. Let's take a look together and see what has happened over the past year and how…

From  Ewan McAndrew on October 28th, 2019 0 likes 1 plays 0  

Teaching SPARQL as a Foreign Language - Dr. Martin Poulter at WikidataCon 2019

This talk reports on my experience of using the Wikidata Query Service as a platform to teach non-technical audiences about knowledge representation. This training treats SPARQL as a language to be…

From  Ewan McAndrew on October 28th, 2019 0 likes 2 plays 0  

Interview with a Witchfinder General - Emma Carroll on the Map of Accused Witches in Scotland open data project

As part of the Equate Scotland and Careerwise scheme to give Women in STEM students a paid placement in industry, Emma Carroll was employed on a paid internship in Information Services to work with…

From  Ewan McAndrew on October 22nd, 2019 0 likes 13 plays 0  

OpenRefine Beginners Tutorial - how to process and reconcile datasets by Emma Carroll

A tutorial on using OpenRefine an open source software used to edit spreadsheets and upload data easily to Wikidata. This tutorial will cover the basics of using OpenRefine. Contents include:…

From  Ewan McAndrew on September 13th, 2019 0 likes 9 plays 0  

The Wicked Findings of the Witchfinder General - Putting Scotland's accused witches on the map using linked open data

The Wicked Findings of the Witchfinder General: Using linked open data to put accused witches on the map. Seminar event hosted by the Edinburgh Centre for Data, Culture and Society on 11 September…

From  Ewan McAndrew on September 12th, 2019 0 likes 37 plays 0  

Wikidata, Wikibase, & a federated ecosystem of knowledge - Dario Taraborelli, Daniel Mietchen

Over the past several years, interest in leveraging Wikidata as an open knowledge base has been growing in areas ranging from cultural heritage institutions and libraries to research and technology…

From  Ewan McAndrew on November 23rd, 2018 0 likes 6 plays 0  

The Joint Roadmap for Open Science Tools (JROST) - Wikidata and WikiCite

Dario Taraborelli talks about Wikidata and WikiCite at the Summer 2018 workshop for the Joint Roadmap for Open Science Tools: https://www.wikidata.org/ http://wikicite.org/ Slides:…

From  Ewan McAndrew on November 23rd, 2018 0 likes 5 plays 0  

#OER18 Session: Wikidata, the Semantic Web, and the emerging global knowledge base - Martin Poulter, University of Oxford

The Semantic Web has been through the extremes of the hype cycle, from being an imminent revolution that would change all our daily lives, to being a mirage forever out of reach. Now, the vision…

From  Ewan McAndrew on April 30th, 2018 0 likes 22 plays 0  

15 - Open Data and the Importance of Confidentiality, Control and Public Benefits

Open Data and the Importance of Confidentiality, Control and Public Benefits Dr Mhairi Aitken Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics

From  Ileana Iacobescu on December 2nd, 2017 0 likes 35 plays 0  

Structured Data: How can Galleries, Libraries, Archives & Museums grab the low hanging fruit? Europeana at WikidataCon17

Structured Data: How can Galleries, Libraries, Archives & Museums grab the low hanging fruit? Europeana at WikidataCon17 Europeana (Netherlands, France, Italy) Valentine Charles (User:Vcharles) -…

From  Ewan McAndrew on November 7th, 2017 0 likes 23 plays 0  

Well structured political data for the whole world: impossible utopia, or Wikidata at its best? - Lucy Chambers & Tony Bowden (MySociety)

Well structured political data for the whole world: impossible utopia, or Wikidata at its best? - Lucy Chambers & Tony Bowden (MySociety) Recorded by Chaos Computer Club on Saturday 28 October…

From  Ewan McAndrew on November 7th, 2017 0 likes 7 plays 0  

WikidataCon Keynote: Michael Kreil datajournalist at Data Sciences and Stories

WikidataCon Keynote: Michael Kreil datajournalist at Data Sciences and Stories Recorded at the Tagesspeigel on Sunday 29 October 2017 by Chaos Computer Club. Original source:…

From  Ewan McAndrew on November 7th, 2017 0 likes 5 plays 0  

Wikidata loves Galleries, Libraries, Archives & Museums - Jason Evans, National Library of Wales at WikidataCon 2017

Wikidata Loves GLAMs - Jason Evans, National Library of Wales (GLAM is a term used to describe Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums). This talk will highlight ways that GLAM's of all…

From  Ewan McAndrew on November 7th, 2017 0 likes 29 plays 0  

Wikidata as universal (library) thesaurus - Koninklijke Bibliotheek, National Library of the Netherlands

Wikidata as universal (library) thesaurus Theo van Veen - theo.vanveen@kb.nl Koninklijke Bibliotheek, National Library of the Netherlands AbstractAt the research department of KB we linked named…

From  Ewan McAndrew on November 7th, 2017 0 likes 13 plays 0  

Wikidata: State of the Project - Lydia Pintscher at WikidataCon 2017

Wikidata: State of the Project Lydia Pintscher lydia.pintscher@wikimedia.de Abstract Wikidata is turning 5 years old. A lot has happened since it started as an empty wiki with no items, properties…

From  Ewan McAndrew on November 6th, 2017 0 likes 11 plays 0