Can do, but this can get quite complicated. Example:

There have to be "target search" (e.g. "bull"), zero to many qualifiers (some qualifier properties may be used several times in a single statement, like "applies to part"), some of these should be offered by default because they occur often ("applies to part"), with optional default values ("foreground", "right"), while allowing arbitrary values ("sky")...

Any development should also take the upcoming Commons Wikibase into account, so the code can be re-used to annotate any Commons image.

This all calls for a separate tool, rather than shoehorning it into e.g. the Distributed Game. Some planning, on-wiki, with "community buy-in" might not be too outrageous a suggestion, surely?

On Tue, Jun 6, 2017 at 8:22 PM Pharos <> wrote:
Hi Wikidata-niks,

As part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art project, I am interested in facilitating more public editing of Wikidata items for artwork through external tools, including that by relative newbies who might have an interest in art history.

One basic property for artworks that is particularly suited for this field is Depicts (P180), for example saying that a particular painting depicts a particular person (or building, or mountain, or divinity, or type of clothing).

We can do this to some extent now with Listeria and its 'wdedit' option, but this requires js customization and significant wiki background on the user''s part.

I was thinking something like the Wikidata Distributed Game might be interesting and broadly accessible to the public, but that tool currently only allows multiple-choice edits, and doesn't have a text entry box option.

Would it be possible to have some WiDaR-sh tool that could fill this niche for artworks?

I think it could be of very broad usefulness and interest to art communities.

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