Submissions/A Macro-Micro Biological Tour of Wikidata

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This is an Open submission for Wikimania 2017 that has not yet been reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

Submission no. 8007 Subject - S2
Title of the submission
A Macro-Micro Biological Tour of Wikidata
Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, poster, birds of a feather discussion)
Author of the submission
Sam Smith
Language of presentation
E-mail address
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
DataSmith, LLC
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)
(en) Sam likes history, and Oliver (Dr. Yongqun He, University of Michigan Medical Research Center) is a specialist in both bacteriology and bioinformatics ontologies. In this “Macro-Micro Biological Tour of Wikidata,” they ask “to what degree can Wikidata be used to research these two fields in a consistent manner, with ontological consistency and completeness?” Is the underlying ontology robust enough to encompass both the Macro, human, and microbiological realms, and is the data complete and accurate enough to support analysis? If not, what is needed? This presentation will describe their findings in assessing human and bacteriological history from 1750 to 1950, primarily in Germany, France and England, and how effective Wikidata has been in supporting this effort. Dr. He has proposed a “OneNet” theory to integrate factors affecting bacteriology research that also apply to human research, so the underlying theme of information integration permeates this endeavor.
(fr) Sam aime l'histoire, et Oliver (Dr Yongqun He, Université du Michigan Centre de Recherches Médicals) est un spécialiste dans les recherches bactériologiques et bio-informatiques. Dans ce « Macro-Micro biologique Tour de Wikidata, » ils demandent « à quel degré peut Wikidata être utilisé à la thèse de recherche de deux domaines d'une manière cohérente, avec cohérence ontologique et complètude? » L'ontologie sous-jacente suffisamment robuste pour englober les domaines macros (humaines) et microbiologiques et sont les données complètes et suffisamment précises pour appuyer l'analyse? Dans le cas contraire, ce qui est nécessaire? Cette présentation décrira leurs résultats dans l'évaluation de l'histoire humaine et bactériologique de 1750 à 1950, principalement en Allemagne, en France et en Angleterre, et l'efficacité de Wikidata dans le le soutien de cet essai. Dr. He a proposé une théorie « OneNet » pour intégrer les facteurs ayant une incidence sur les recherches bactériologies s’appliquent aussi à la recherche humaine, comme le thème sous-jacent de l'intégration de l'information imprègne cette initiative.
What will attendees take away from this session?
Users of Wikidata information will gain an understanding of how Wikidata can support a project exploring the history of ideas and of science, and contributors to Wikidata will learn what issues stand in the way of using Wikidata most effectively in a project that explores historical and scientific events, findings, personalities, ideas, and influences.
Theme of presentation
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?
This lecture will be of benefit to beginner users of Wikidata, Intermediate Wikimedians interested in the completeness and consistency of properties, and Advanced Wikimedians interested in the adequacy of Wikidata's ontological structure.
Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
25 minutes
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  1. Daniel Mietchen (talk) 16:24, 10 April 2017 (UTC)
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