FYI: a project proposal for creating a software toolkit to work with
Wikidata data in external tools . Sent to wikidata-l, but maybe it's
also interesting for those working with semantic data here.
Feedback and support is welcome. Having email replies go to wikidata-l
would be great, but don't let this hold you back if you're not on there.
You can also post to the bottom of the wiki page .
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Subject: [Wikidata-l] Wikidata Toolkit: call for feedback/support
Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2013 13:11:11 +0100
From: Markus Krötzsch <markus(a)semantic-mediawiki.org>
Reply-To: Discussion list for the Wikidata project.
To: Discussion list for the Wikidata project.
Dear Wikidatanions (*),
I have just drafted a little proposal for creating more tools for
external people to work with Wikidata, especially to build services on
top of its data . Your feedback and support is needed.
Idea: Currently, this is quite hard for people, since we only have WDA
for reading/analysing dumps  and Wikidata Query as a single web
service to ask queries . We should have more support for programmers
who want to load, query, analyse, and otherwise use the data. The
proposal is to start such a toolkit to enable more work with the data.
The plan is to kickstart this project with a small team using
Wikimedia's Individual Engagement program. For this we will need your
support -- feel free to add your voice to the wiki page . Of course,
comments of all sorts are also great -- this email thread will be linked
from the page. If you would like to be involved with the project, that's
great too; let me know and I can add you to the proposal.
The proposal will already be submitted tomorrow, but support should also
be possible after that, I hope.
(*) Do we have a demonym yet? Wikipedian sounds natural, Wikidatan less
so. Maybe this should be another thread ... ;-)
Markus Kroetzsch, Departmental Lecturer
Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford
Room 306, Parks Road, OX1 3QD Oxford, United Kingdom
+44 (0)1865 283529 http://korrekt.org/
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