On Wed, May 26, 2021 at 6:52 PM Luca Martinelli [Sannita]
Il giorno mer 26 mag 2021 alle ore 17:52 Mateusz Malinowski
<bohopicasso(a)gmail.com> ha scritto:
Is there anyone who knows more about this
project? It looks like Mix'n'match tool.
Mateusz is referring to:
- Designing and planning for the first version of a tool to compare
Wikidata's data against other databases and find mismatches that might need
Sorry, doing this because I didn't understand at first what project he
was referring to, so I thought this might be useful also for other
The tool we've been digging into for quite a while now is different
MixnMatch is meant to help you connect an entry in a catalog with its
corresponding Wikidata Item. Once you found the corresponding Item a
new external identifier statement can be added to the Item to store
this connection permanently. Having these connections is a very very
useful base for what we're looking into now.
The tool we are envisioning is meant to find the cases where the
actual data in an Item does not match the data in another database
that also has an entry on it and then help editors to resolve those
mismatches. A concrete example would be a person with a date of birth
on their Item in Wikidata. They also have an entry in the German
National Library. Now we can potentially look at the date of birth in
the person's entry in the German National Library and compare it to
the date of birth Wikidata has. If they don't match someone should
probably have a look at it and see where the problem is and
potentially fix it. This is however not a trivial thing and we're
still figuring out how exactly it will work so things might shift a
bit in the coming weeks.
Lydia Pintscher - http://about.me/lydia.pintscher
Product Manager for Wikidata
Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24
Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e. V.
Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts Berlin-Charlottenburg
unter der Nummer 23855 Nz. Als gemeinnützig anerkannt durch das
Finanzamt für Körperschaften I Berlin, Steuernummer 27/029/42207.