I am lately facing the following problem: There are many (biomedical)
resources we import data from, which consist of several parts. And for each
of these parts, they use either a different identifier structure, or they
use the same identifier structure but with different accession URLs. This
is valid for very essential resources like ChEMBL (e.g. compounds,
targets, assays), miRNA database, IUPHAR and others
In order to represent and link to these resources properly in Wikidata, how
should we do this? The "easy" way is to just propose properties for each of
these parts of a resource, which also allows to specify the proper
formatter url. But this certainly would create several properties for the
The other way would be to specify a set of formatter urls, but this fails
currently anyway, as this has not been implemented (yet). Maybe we could
specify formatter urls on a value basis which could override the formatter
url specified in the property? But I guess this requires substantial dev
time in Wikibase.
What are your thoughts/ideas?