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This is a Completed submission for Wikimania 2017 ready to be reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

Submission no. 3005 Subject - TW

This session will be part of the Wikidata and infoboxes panel session, Friday 14:00 - 15:30.

Title of the submission
Integrating Wikidata to infoboxes
Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, poster, birds of a feather discussion)
Author of the submission
type of submission
Language of presentation
E-mail address
eranroz@tools.wmflabs.org / Special:EmailUser/ערן
ערן (talk)
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

Wikidata is a central knowledge base which provides a common repository for facts across WMF wikis and in particular Wikipedia. Wikidata allows editors to easily integrate claims from Wikidata directly into templates in Wikipedia using simple {{#property}} syntax or with advanced (and complex) Lua interface. In this lecture we will discuss and demonstrate some of the benefits of integrating Wikidata to infoboxes: catching errors or outdated data in Wikipedia where Wikidata and Wikipedia doesn't agree, fill missing images in infoboxes using Wikidata, and fill missing facts.

With the benefits in our mind, we will then discuss challenges with Wikidata:

  • How can we allow editors to easily import data to infoboxes?
  • Language challenges with Wikidata: How should we handle claims where there are no labels in the wiki language (nor in the fallback language)? and gender specific claims?

In this lecture I will present experience learned from hewiki Module:Infobox, as well as solutions in other Wikis.

What will attendees take away from this session?
  • Promoting Wikidata integration into infoboxes
  • Insights and challenges on language gaps related to integrating Wikidata facts in Wikipedia
Theme of presentation
Technology, Interface & Infrastructure
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?
Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
25 minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
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This is a Completed submission for Wikimania 2017 ready to be reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

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  1. Anne Delong (talk) 00:44, 20 February 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Jamie Tubers (talk) 14:47, 20 February 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  3. MB-one (talk) 15:32, 24 February 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  4. WereSpielChequers (talk) 17:20, 27 February 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Jsamwrites (talk) 17:55, 15 March 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Balajijagadesh (talk) 18:35, 16 March 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Diptanshu.D (talk) 11:09, 25 March 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  8. Vladimir Alexiev (talk) 06:13, 30 March 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  9. Daniel Mietchen (talk) 11:53, 6 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  10. Sounds closely related to Automatic infoboxes with Wikidata. I'm generally interested in the topic, and I'd love to hear different points of view. --Amir É. Aharoni (talk) 16:51, 8 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  11. Slowking4 (talk)
  12. Susannaanas (talk) 14:41, 9 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  13. Headbomb (talk) 22:31, 9 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  14. Thiemo Mättig (WMDE) (talk) 13:26, 12 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  15. Dan scott (talk) 13:34, 9 May 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  16. Mlemusrojas (talk) 02:09, 16 July 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  17. Deryck Chan (talk) 22:55, 30 July 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  18. Paju (talk) 08:18, 1 August 2017 (UTC)
  19. RexxS (talk) 19:29, 5 August 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  20. אומנות (talk) 20:53, 10 August 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  21. VIGNERON (talk) 18:09, 11 August 2017 (UTC)[reply]


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