If you want to match your list to Wikidata, to find which entries already exist, have you considered Mix'n'match?

You can upload your names and identifiers at

There are several mechanisms in place to help with the matching. Please contact me if you need help! 

On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 3:58 PM Magnus Manske <magnusmanske@googlemail.com> wrote:
Alina, I just found your bug report, which you filed under the wrong issue tracker. The git repo (source code, issue tracker etc.) are here:

The report says it "keeps hanging", which is so vague that it's impossible to debug, especially since the example linked on
works perfectly fine for me.

Does it not work at all for you? Does it work for a time, but then stops? Does it "break" reproducibly on specific queries, or at random? Maybe it breaks for specific "types" only? At what rate are you hitting the tool? Do you have an example query, preferably one that breaks?

Please note that this is not an "official" WMF service, only parts of the API are implemented, and there are currently other technical limitations on it.


On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 3:35 PM Antonin Delpeuch (lists) <lists@antonin.delpeuch.eu> wrote:

I'm also very interested in this. How did you configure your OpenRefine
to use Wikidata? (Even if it does not currently work, I am interested in
the setup.)

There is currently an open issue (with a nice bounty) to improve the
integration of Wikidata in OpenRefine:

Best regards,

On 26/01/2017 12:22, Alina Saenko wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I have a question for people who are using the Wikidata reconciliation
> service: https://tools.wmflabs.org/wikidata-reconcile/ It was working
> perfectly in my Open Refine in november 2016, but since december is
> stopped working. I already have contacted Magnus Manske, but he hasn’t
> responded yet. Does anyone else experience problems with the service and
> know how to fix it?
> I’m using this service to link big lists of Belgian artists (37.000) and
> performance art organisations (1.000) to Wikidata as a preparation to
> upload contextual data about these persons and organisations to
> Wikidata. This data wil come from Kunstenpunt database
> (http://data.kunsten.be/people). Wikimedia user Romaine
> (https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Romaine) is helping us with this
> project.
> Best regards,
> Alina
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