Wikibase, the Software behind Wikidata

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SMWCon Fall 2014Wikibase, the Software behind Wikidata
SMWCon Fall 2014
Wikibase, the Software behind Wikidata
Talk details
Description: Last year, Wikidata, the project that brings structured data to Wikipedia, was presented at SMWCon. This talk is all about Wikibase, the software behind Wikidata.
Speaker(s): Jeroen De Dauw
Slides: see here
Type: Talk
Audience: Developers, Community
Event start: 2014/10/02 15:00:00
Event finish: 2014/10/02 15:30:00
Length: 30 minutes
Video: click here
Keywords: Wikidata, Wikibase
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Wikibase is a collection of applications and libraries for creating, managing and sharing structured data. Like MediaWiki is the software originally created for the Wikipedia project, Wikibase is the software behind the Wikidata project. And like MediaWiki, everyone is welcome to use and contribute to the software. This short presentation will outline what consitutes Wikibase, in which contexts it can currently be used and where it is going. You will get a better idea of how it is different from Semantic MediaWiki, and how the two platforms can interoperate.

Since this presentation is about the Wikibase software, parts of it will be somewhat technical.