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New usages of Wikidata to support underserved language communities - Lucie-Aimée Kaffee

Wikidata has a diverse community that can help to close the language gap that currently mirrors the lack of diversity of the web at large. The community of Wikidata consists of humans and bots…

From  Ewan McAndrew on October 29th, 2019 0 likes 1 plays 0  

HerNaturalHistory - Citizen Scientist Siobhan Leachman on how Wikidata can play a vital role in surfacing notable women

Wikidata can play a vital role in surfacing notable women and can assist with closing the gender gap in various language Wikipedias. Using the example of under acknowledged women in the field of…

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

Keynote speech: Why is collecting lexical data one of the best ways we can help support underserved and endangered languages

Ben Yang, the Director of Technology of PanLex, will be discussing the importance of collecting lexical data for underserved languages, PanLex’s role and methodology, and how Wikidata and…

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

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  

Keynote speech: "Questioning Wikidata" - Os Keyes, researcher at University of Washington

Abstract:With almost 60 million items, Wikidata is an incredible knowledge base for human and machine systems, and a testament to the power of collaborative work. But is "the wonderful world of…

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  

Wikimania 2019: Integrating Wikidata into Education

https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019:Program Wikidata, Wikipedia's sister project, is a structured, linked-data knowledge base. In fact, it is the biggest Semantic Web platform humanity…

From  Ewan McAndrew on October 28th, 2019 0 likes 1 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 10 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  

Wikicite 2018 - Keynote: Wikimedia as the essential infrastructure of the ecosystem of free knowledge

Executive Director of the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation Katherine Maher keynoted WikiCite 2018 with her talk on: Wikimedia as the essential infrastructure of the ecosystem of free knowledge. …

From  Ewan McAndrew on April 22nd, 2019 0 likes 6 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  

WikiFactMine: Textmining Open Access bioscience literature - Thomas Arrow at WikidataCon 2017

Presenter: Thomas Arrow (tom@contentmine.org) Recorded by Chaos Computer Club at the Tagesspiegel, Berlin for WikidataCon 2017 on Saturday 28 October 2017. Original source:…

From  Ewan McAndrew on November 16th, 2017 0 likes 5 plays 0