Submissions/CauseGraph: History, Wikidata, and Visualization
This is an Open submission for Wikimania 2017 that has not yet been reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.
- Submission no. L-0003
- Title of your submission
CauseGraph: History, Wikidata, and Visualization
- Type of submission
- Author of the submission
- Language of presentation
English; I also have a little bit of background in French, and I am thinking of making a version of CauseGraph that prioritizes French labels where available.
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- Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)
Wikidata provides all kinds of information that can be visualized in interesting ways, and visualization can in turn be used to see areas where Wikidata can be improved. My project, CauseGraph, uses relationship and date information from Wikidata, putting historical people, creative works, etc., and their relationships to each other, in the context of time. Powerful open-source visualization tools make it possible to visualize hundreds of thousands of nodes at once using pre-computed layouts, and to make these visualizations available on the web. By looking at the CauseGraph visualization, I have been able to find areas where Wikidata could be improved, including many instances of missing or inaccurate time information.
- What will attendees take away from this session?
Examples of how other projects can use Wikidata, how these other projects can lead to contributions back to Wikidata, and how current open-source tools for data analysis and visualization make this possible.
- Theme of presentation
Technology, Interface & Infrastructure
- Length of submission
All lightning talks are 5 minutes.
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- Is this Submission a Draft or Final?
This is a Completed submission for Wikimania 2017 ready to be reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.
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