A lot of the visualizations are attempting to show summary aggregations, if
you look really well.
I found myself needing to hover over hundred of colored dots, just to see
what the details where for things along the Tops or Bottoms of various
If you look at what many of the viz's are trying to show, something about
an "... Item ..." , then it's clear that seeing the Items is important for
context and analysis! This was also why I was having to hover over so many
hundreds of dots...I needed more context of WHICH Item!
It would be useful to expose Items themselves within summary aggregations.
For that, a simple table will do!
I would say the Ontology tab is actually just barely OK for the information
it's trying to present (linkage), but a tabular view that can sort by
column would work well alternatively. Its fine to discover WHICH
Relations, but not so much for summary aggregation. Good old Tables or Bar
charts work well for that also!
An extra tab to display a table view showing
"Qxxxx|Relations|Num.labels|Num.sitelinks|% of items reused" that can be
sorted on column.
On Thu, Feb 27, 2020 at 7:52 AM Léa Lacroix <lea.lacroix(a)wikimedia.de>
A new dashboard got released for Wikidata’s birthday, and I realized that
it was not properly announced here - sorry for that, let’s catch up :)
The *Wikidata Languages Landscape dashboard
insights into the ways languages are organized and used in Wikidata and
across the Wikimedia projects that reuse Wikidata. It relies on different
data sources: the Wikidata dumps, various datasets obtained directly from
the Query Service, and datasets on Wikidata entity reuse statistics
obtained from the Wikidata Concepts Monitor
The dashboard provides different features:
- The *ontology* tab, visualizing the graph of Wikidata ontology
- The *language/class* tab, generating graphs of items connected to a
language, class or category
- The *label sharing* graph, showing how similar the languages are
judging from the extent of their overlap in what Wikidata items they have
- The *language status* tab, focussing on the UNESCO language
endangerment categories and the Ethnologue language status
- The *language use* tab, representing various indicators of language
usage in Wikidata and across the Wikimedia projects
If you have any questions related to this dashboard, feel free to ask.
See also: full documentation of the dashboard
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