Am 18.03.2017 um 22:48 schrieb Bob DuCharme:
New question: when I see that
says "This page provides a linked data interface to entity values", can you
me what "entity" means in the context of Wikidata? If I was going to refer to
something that can be identified with a URI and described by triples in which it
is the subject, I would just use the term "resource" as described at
what "RDF" stands for!) so I'm guessing that "entity" means
something a little
more specific than that here.
The Wikidata (or technically, Wikibase) data model is not defined in terms of
RDF. Have a look at the primer
<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikibase/DataModel/Primer> and the spec
Entitites are the top level elements of Wikidata. There are currently two kinds:
Items (things or concepts in the world) and Properties (attributes for
describing Items and other entities).
Wikibase Entities are certainly Resources in the RDF sense, but so are some of
the more fine grained components of the Wikibase model, such as Statements and
References. You can find the OWL file for the RDF binding of Wikibase at
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