I am an information specialist at the National Library of Finland, where I am linking our General Finnish Ontology YSO (30,000+ concepts with terms in Finnish-Swedish-English) to Wikidata at the moment. I just joined this mailing list. I am currently using Mix'n'match tool and would have a couple of questions. I would be very happy for any answers or contact info to someone who might have the answers. Thank you very much! Here are my questions:
* Is there a connection in Mix'n'match between the Preliminarily matched/Unmatched division and any of the three: Match mode, Mobile matching, Visual tool?
* More precisely, are the link suggestions provided by Match mode / Mobile matching / Visual tool created only from Preliminary matched list, only from Unmatched list or from both?
* Also, if I reject a link suggestion in Match mode / Mobile matching / Visual tool, will that concept be added to the Unmatched list?
This would be important for my own (and possibly anybody else's) Mix'n'match work flow / method. If it was up to me, I would suggest rejected concepts not be added to the Unmatched list, but that's just me. I am planning to write a report of my linking project in the future, where I will most likely include some development suggestions / wishes. One immediate wish is that it would be great to tag or somehow put aside link suggestions that require more research and cannot be decided on the spot (for example, Wikidata items may include poor Finnish/Swedish terms and may require some corrections before I can do the linking).
Thanks for your help!
Tuomas / National Library of Finland
after talking about it a few times here, the official proposal for creating
the multilingual Wikipedia proposal is now on Meta.
The idea is to create abstract, language-independent content in Wikidata,
and then translate it into natural language using function. These functions
will be defined and maintained in a new Wikimedia project, which I
preliminary called Wikilambda.
Wikilambda will be a new Wikimedia project that allows to create, maintain,
catalog, and evaluate functions about all kind of things. You can find a
lot of further details in the link above. If you have any questions, I am
happy to answer them.
The official project proposal process basically says, make the proposal
here, and then go and tell everyone, and at some point, the Board might
look at this and say, yes good idea.
So I would love to collect many of your voices and support signatures, so
that I can go to the Board and tell them look at this :) So please sign
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS ON AUGUST 10TH, 2020
The Fifteenth International Workshop on
November 2nd or 3rd, 2020,
International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) Workshop Program,
BRIEF DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES
Ontology matching is a key interoperability enabler for the Semantic Web,
as well as a useful technique in some classical data integration tasks
dealing with the semantic heterogeneity problem. It takes ontologies
as input and determines as output an alignment, that is, a set of
correspondences between the semantically related entities of those
These correspondences can be used for various tasks, such as ontology
merging, data interlinking, query answering or navigation over knowledge
Thus, matching ontologies enables the knowledge and data expressed
with the matched ontologies to interoperate.
The workshop has three goals:
To bring together leaders from academia, industry and user institutions
to assess how academic advances are addressing real-world requirements.
The workshop will strive to improve academic awareness of industrial
and final user needs, and therefore, direct research towards those needs.
Simultaneously, the workshop will serve to inform industry and user
representatives about existing research efforts that may meet their
requirements. The workshop will also investigate how the ontology
matching technology is going to evolve, especially with respect to
data interlinking, knowledge graph and web table matching tasks.
To conduct an extensive and rigorous evaluation of ontology matching
and instance matching (link discovery) approaches through
the OAEI (Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative) 2020 campaign:
To examine similarities and differences from other, old, new
and emerging, techniques and usages, such as web table matching
or knowledge embeddings.
This year, in sync with the main conference, we encourage submissions
specifically devoted to: (i) datasets, benchmarks and replication studies,
services, software, methodologies, protocols and measures
(not necessarily related to OAEI), and (ii) application of
the matching technology in real-life scenarios and assessment
of its usefulness to the final users.
TOPICS of interest include but are not limited to:
Business and use cases for matching (e.g., big, open, closed data);
Requirements to matching from specific application scenarios (e.g.,
public sector, homeland security);
Application of matching techniques in real-world scenarios (e.g., in
cloud, with mobile apps);
Formal foundations and frameworks for matching;
Novel matching methods, including link prediction, ontology-based
Matching and knowledge graphs;
Matching and deep learning;
Matching and embeddings;
Matching and big data;
Matching and linked data;
Instance matching, data interlinking and relations between them;
Process model matching;
Large-scale and efficient matching techniques;
Matcher selection, combination and tuning;
User involvement (including both technical and organizational aspects);
Explanations in matching;
Social and collaborative matching;
Uncertainty in matching;
Reasoning with alignments;
Alignment coherence and debugging;
Matching for traditional applications (e.g., data science);
Matching for emerging applications (e.g., web tables, knowledge graphs).
Contributions to the workshop can be made in terms of technical papers and
posters/statements of interest addressing different issues of ontology
as well as participating in the OAEI 2020 campaign. Long technical papers
be of max. 12 pages. Short technical papers should be of max. 5 pages.
Posters/statements of interest should not exceed 2 pages.
All contributions have to be prepared using the LNCS Style:
and should be submitted in PDF format (no later than August 10th, 2020)
through the workshop submission site at:
Contributors to the OAEI 2020 campaign have to follow the campaign
and schedule at http://oaei.ontologymatching.org/2020/.
DATES FOR TECHNICAL PAPERS AND POSTERS:
August 10th, 2020: Deadline for the submission of papers.
September 11th, 2020: Deadline for the notification of
September 21st, 2020: Workshop camera ready copy submission.
November 2nd or 3rd, 2020: OM-2020, Virtual Conference.
Contributions will be refereed by the Program Committee.
Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings
as a volume of CEUR-WS as well as indexed on DBLP.
1. Pavel Shvaiko (main contact)
Trentino Digitale, Italy
2. Jérôme Euzenat
INRIA & Univ. Grenoble Alpes, France
3. Ernesto Jiménez-Ruiz
City, University of London, UK & SIRIUS, University of Oslo, Norway
4. Oktie Hassanzadeh
IBM Research, USA
5. Cássia Trojahn
PROGRAM COMMITTEE (to be completed):
Alsayed Algergawy, Jena University, Germany
Manuel Atencia, INRIA & Univ. Grenoble Alpes, France
Zohra Bellahsene, LIRMM, France
Jiaoyan Chen, University of Oxford, UK
Valerie Cross, Miami University, USA
Jérôme David, University Grenoble Alpes & INRIA, France
Daniel Faria, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciéncia, Portugal
Alfio Ferrara, University of Milan, Italy
Marko Gulic, University of Rijeka, Croatia
Wei Hu, Nanjing University, China
Ryutaro Ichise, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Antoine Isaac, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam & Europeana, Netherlands
Naouel Karam, Fraunhofer, Germany
Prodromos Kolyvakis, EPFL, Switzerland
Patrick Lambrix, Linköpings Universitet, Sweden
Oliver Lehmberg, University of Mannheim, Germany
Majeed Mohammadi, TU Delft, Netherlands
Peter Mork, MITRE, USA
Andriy Nikolov, Metaphacts GmbH, Germany
George Papadakis, University of Athens, Greece
Catia Pesquita, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Henry Rosales-Méndez, University of Chile, Chile
Kavitha Srinivas, IBM, USA
Giorgos Stoilos, Huawei Technologies, Greece
Pedro Szekely, University of Southern California, USA
Ludger van Elst, DFKI, Germany
Xingsi Xue, Fujian University of Technology, China
Ondrej Zamazal, Prague University of Economics, Czech Republic
Songmao Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
More about ontology matching:
Pavel Shvaiko, PhD
Trentino Digitale, Italy
Cap. Soc. Euro 6.433.680,00 - REG. IMP. / C.F. / P.IVA 00990320228
tndigit(a)tndigit.it <mailto:email@example.com> - www.trentinodigitale.it
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coordinamento da parte della Provincia Autonoma di Trento - C.Fisc.
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Hi Wikidata people,
I am trying to use QuickStatements in order to set Spanish Labels and Descriptions on all the Properties of our Wikibase (FactGrid). E.g.:
P367 Les "Identificación de la BnF"
Somehow I fail with the error code "Revision with ID not found". I can, however easily set these alternative statements (Q24 is the sandbox item):
Q24 Les "Identificación de la BnF"
P367 P2 "Identificación de la BnF"
There seems to be a particular thing to observe about Property labels and descriptions - any clue?
Dr. Olaf Simons
Forschungszentrum Gotha der Universität Erfurt
Schloss Friedenstein, Pagenhaus
Privat: Hauptmarkt 17b/ 99867 Gotha
I am currently working on a NER project at school and would like to know if there is a way to generate RDF dumps that only contain "instance of" or "subclass of" relations.
I have found these dumps:
RDF Exports from Wikidata<https://tools.wmflabs.org/wikidata-exports/rdf/exports/20160801/dump_downlo…>
Here, under "simplified and derived dumps" taxonomy and instances dumps are very useful for me but unfortunately very old.
It would be great if I could generate up to date dumps.
Alkım Ece Toprak
( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )
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Subject: [Talk-us] OSM Foundation’s Call for Microgrant Applications
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