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Submissions/Put data on it: Using Wikidata data in Wikimedia projects

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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. 3058 - TWD

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

Title of the submission

Put data on it: Using Wikidata data in Wikimedia projects

Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, poster, birds of a feather discussion)


Author of the submission

Marius Hoch

Language of presentation


E-mail address



Hoo man

Country of origin


Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

Wikimedia Deutschland

Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

Many Wiki pages feature so called Infoboxes which are simple tables containing basic facts about the page's subject. For instance, when these basic facts change (for example when the mayor of a city changes or a there's a new version of a software) all language versions of Wikipedia that have an article about a given subject need to be updated in order to reflect that change. That's a time consuming task for editors and can lead to outdated information in case no one regularly updates that data.

This presentation will give a brief overview of the data structure of Wikidata. After that it will be shown how that data can be used on Wiki pages that are linked with Wikidata (for example on Wikipedia). The presentation will feature example Infoboxes and real world examples of (partly) dataless Infoboxes from Wikipedia. We will also briefly present the article placeholder, look into the potential future of Infoboxes, Graphs and other things.

The presentation is targeted at experienced Wiki users who have at least some experience with MediaWiki templates. After the presentation there will be a question and answer session with Wikidata developers.

What will attendees take away from this session?

Attendees will learn how other Wikimedia projects use Wikidata's data and they will learn about the different ways to use Wikidata's data now and in the future. Attendees that know how to edit templates should be able to include Wikidata data into these after attending.

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

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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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  1. Headbomb (talk) 22:38, 9 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Related: Submissions/Automatic infoboxes with Wikidata, Submissions/Integrating Wikidata to Infoboxes. As I already noted there, I'd love to hear different points of view on this :) Amir É. Aharoni (talk) 07:20, 10 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Tpt (talk) 19:22, 10 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Daniel Mietchen (talk) 03:27, 11 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Thiemo Mättig (WMDE) (talk) 13:36, 12 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Ainali (talk) 11:43, 12 May 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Mlemusrojas (talk) 02:06, 16 July 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  8. Deryck Chan (talk) 22:55, 30 July 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  9. Paju (talk) 08:16, 1 August 2017 (UTC)
  10. RexxS (talk) 19:32, 5 August 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  11. VIGNERON (talk) 18:08, 11 August 2017 (UTC)[reply]