Wikidata to Bring Semantic Data to Wikipedia


March 30 2012. The Wikidata project is a major effort to establish a platform for editing and sharing data among all Wikipedia communities. The project will start next Monday, 2 April 2012. Wikidata will draw from the experience of Semantic MediaWiki in managing data in wikis, and SMW maintainers Denny Vrandečić, Jeroen De Dauw, and Markus Krötzsch are closely involved. However, there will also be some important differences, e.g., regarding user interface and translation support. Technical details are published on the Wikidata pages and there is a dedicated Wikidata mailing list for updates and discussions. Official details about the project can be found in a recent press release by Wikimedia Deutschland e. V.: Data Revolution for Wikipedia.

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