john cummings, 09/06/2016 19:19:
I don't know what the solution is but the current
situation doesn't seem
to work, I spent at least 40 hours (+ Nav's time) to import the 670
items and the data I imported has already started to become less correct
through user edits and bot edits.
If you start from the assumption that the starting data is perfect, of
course it can only get worse. I'm not sure what was your purpose in
importing this dataset (is there a page describing the effort?) but you
might want to look into another method.
All the datasets I've seen imported on Wikidata have been improved
significantly on the wiki. Of course, one has to live with the fact that
the dataset will diverge. That's hardly a novel challenge: free software
flourishes with forks, and each language edition of Wikipedia has its
own version of each article.