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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Wikidata Query

With over 13 million items, Wikidata is a vast repository of human- and machine-readable data, and with over 70 million edits in the last 11 month, its value as a data repository is growing fast. Much of that value is stored in statements about items, and the connections between items. 42 might take a while […]


Wikidata offers multilingual labels for items. Since many items will have the same label with, or even across, languages, one can also add a brief description for an item in each language, to quickly disambiguate between them. Such descriptions are helpful in searches, and essential when adding claims linking to other items. However, many items […]