The next Research Showcase will be live-streamed Wednesday, October 19, at
9:30 AM PST/16:30 UTC. Find your local time here
YouTube stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ML-ULyARpU4
Members of the Research team will collect questions on IRC at
#wikimedia-research and YouTube.
This month's presentation is a panel discussion celebrating Wikidata's 10th
October 2022 marks the tenth anniversary of the launch of Wikidata (
). In ten years, this project has become the largest
community-driven free knowledge graph in the world, enabling a common
knowledge base for Wikimedia projects. The language-independent nature of
Wikidata has greatly improved the maintenance and consistency of knowledge
across Wikipedia language editions, fostering knowledge equity in
Wikimedia. In addition, since Wikidata is a collaborative project that can
be read and edited by humans and machines alike, it is also widely used in
third-party applications delivering knowledge as a service for all. The
Wikimedia Research community has devoted significant effort and resources
in studying the foundations, capabilities and applications of Wikidata,
from the complex requirements of representing real-world knowledge in a
multilingual environment to the needs to assess the quality of data and
sources in Wikidata. To learn more about the state of the art of Wikidata
and research challenges in the era of AI/ML, we will celebrate this tenth
anniversary with a panel that will bring together established
researchers/practitioners in this field.
The panel will be moderated by Denny Vrandečić (WMF) with panelists Lydia
Pintscher (WMDE), Elena Simperl (King's College London), Katherine Thornton
(Yale), and Markus Krötzsch (Technical University of Dresden).
You can also watch our past research showcases here:
We hope you can join us!
Emily, on behalf of the WMF Research team
Emily Lescak (she / her)
Senior Research Community Officer
The Wikimedia Foundation