to speed things up you might also cache query results. Especially for the
filters that would make the tool nicer to use. For numeric filters input
fields for custom values or sliders could be cool. Overall a promising
Am Fr., 25. Sept. 2020 um 12:43 Uhr schrieb Hay (Husky) <huskyr(a)gmail.com>om>:
On Thu, Sep 24, 2020 at 3:15 PM Yaron Koren <yaron(a)wikiworks.com> wrote:
- I agree that it would be great to have
autocompletion within the
"select class" input. Similarly, I agree that
it would be great to have
free text inputs to let users specify arbitrary values when choosing
filters and filter values, again with autocompletion, in the style of your
VizQuery tool. These wouldn't replace the current interface, which just
involves clicking, but I think they would be a nice complement to it. We
didn't implement any autocompletion, in part because we didn't know how to
do it, so it might be nice to steal some of your SDSearch code for that
You could make a combination of a Vue autosuggest component (i would
suggest vue-simple-suggest) and the wbsearchentities API method to get
- It's true that queries can take a long
time, especially for the
classes with millions of items (like "human")
and especially before a lot
of filters have been applied. Using the API could be nice, if that works
faster - I didn't know that was an option. Getting the Q code first, then
the label, could also help with another big "to-do" item, which is being
able to display items that don't have a label in the current language.
Right now, the language is always English, and most Wikidata items do seem
to have an English-language label, but there are still a lot of gaps. For
example, there are 22,000 items whose class is "literary work" and whose
genre is "Tang poetry", but only 20 (!) of them at the moment have an
And, as I'm sure you know, the overall labelling coverage is much worse
all non-English languages. It would be great to get the item code
first, then display the item in whatever language label is set for it.
Yes, this is always a bit of an issue. Also, it's nice to offer the
interface in multiple languages (try
for that), so you could use that
as the preferred label language, and then fetch other languages as
well as a fallback.
That's also good to know about your
"Tools Directory"! A pretty neat
resource. We'll work on getting
Wikidata Walkabout registered there.
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