There are different issues applicable here. If the reactomeID property
is used in an incorrect context it needs to be created, which means either
deleted or updated. I am not sure if looking at the bot alone is
sufficient, since others might create wikidata items to reflect a Reactome
record, which can then be incorporated in next bot runs.
A possible solution is to rely on a combination of SPARQL  and
EntitySchema . In the past, I work with the Reactome team to align
Reactome with Wikidata. The EntitySchema was created based on the data from
The workflow that can be used is to use SPARQL to find those wikidata items
that are coming from Reactome (by looking at the reference). Align those
items with the EntitySchema and correct inconsistencies with that schema.
Then look at the wikidata items that have a Reactome property, but lack the
reference to Reactome and fix accordingly. If that statement is incorrect
but has a proper reference, this is something that needs to be looked at.
It might be that the issue is caused outside of Wikidata and needs to be
dealt with at the primary source, otherwise, the incorrect use of Reactome
ID will persist. If there is a reactome ID content comes without reference,
then it is safe to simply delete that statement as curation step.
I hope this help
On Fri, Jul 10, 2020 at 11:13 AM Yusra Haider <yhaider(a)ebi.ac.uk> wrote:
The issue is that other items might be using that property (
) in a different context
altogether, and we have a specific format (specific fields) in which we
export Reactome data and then put that data on wikidata. It doesn’t suit
other content creators that their description, for example was suddenly
updated to our specific description format – this is why it would be
helpful to have a unique way to identify items created by out bot.
I hope I’ve been able to explain?
Thanks for your help!
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Not in a "nice way"
I'm intrigued, what don't you want to change items that have not been
created by the bot?
Surely if they have the correct ID then that's all okay?
Mind going into a bit more detail? :)
If not I can point you in the direction of an API that would let you know
who created an item.
On Wed, 8 Jul 2020 at 17:58, Yusra Haider <yhaider(a)ebi.ac.uk> wrote:
I hope this is an appropriate question for this mailing list.
I am a software developer at Reactome and am working on our bot that
writes Reactome data to Wikidata.
Our bot currently uses the property
(the Reactome ID property)
to identify and update Reactome items.
We are running into the issue that this property is being used by other
people and our bot inadvertently ends up changing items that have not been
created by the Reactome bot.
Is there any way to uniquely identify the items created by our bot?
Thanks and warm regards,
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