On 13/09/2014 18:15, Jan Ainali wrote:
2014-09-13 18:14 GMT+02:00 James Heald
* Where will
topics be stored ? *
On the question of where the list of topics will be stored, the initial
thoughts of the Structured Data team would seem to be clear: they are to be
stored on the new CommonsData wikibase.
3AStructured_Data_-_Slides.pdf&page=17 ("topic links")
I read that as topics will be stored on Wikidata. That is, on Commons, you
say that file DouglasAdams.jpg is about topic Q42, which is referring to an
object on Wikidata. Everything about Q42 is stored on Wikidata.
Yes, I imagine you would store say
Q42182 (pointing to Buckingham palace), probably with P180 ("depicts" -
as opposed to "signature of", or "chemical structure for"
But I suspect you would also store eg
Q16560 (palace) etc; even though this is implied by Buckingham Palace
* What about the natural hierarchical structure ? *
Leonardo da Vinci
--> Mona Lisa
--> --> Files depicting the Mona Lisa
Shouldn't the fact that it was Leonardo that painted the Mona Lisa only be
stored in one place, on Mona Lisa, (or perhaps on Leonardo); but *not*
multiple times, separately on every single depiction file?
*A*: Probably not, for several reasons.
If the topics are on Wikidata, you will have this "for free", meaning that
the hierarchy is already there, ready to be exploited.
Yes the hierarchy is there, ready to be exploited.
But exploiting it costs time.
The point I'm making in my post is that, especially when the user
request is a combination search on two quite general topics, you don't
want to be hanging around *waiting* while the system works out how to
Instead you want the answer then and there -- and that means