On Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 4:02 PM, Bernardo Najlis <b52.net(a)gmail.com> wrote:
My name is Bernardo and I work as a Business Intelligence Consultant in
Toronto, Canada. I've been reading pretty much everything about WikiData
over the past few days, and I'm really excited about this project! I would
love to participate and collaborate in developing tools to bring data from
external sources, particularly the vast open data sets that are so common
Have you already seen
I have some questions about the project and how can I
participate, that you
might be able to help me with:
1) I know the data import is planned for a future phase 2. Do you think it
would be useful to start working on some of that now?
It really depends on what you want to do right now. But the technical
basis for actual data beyond language links isn't there yet so there
isn't too much to do.
People have already written bots to import language links that you
might want to have a look at.
2) I also learned that you guys had a round table on
June 21 about this
topic (wish I could have known about Wikidata and been there!) but I
couldn't find what the outcome of that discussion was. Is there anywhere
where I can find what was discussed there?
Hmm I seem to remember there was an etherpad. Anyone who was there got a link?
3) Is there anyone else on the list working on the
subject of how to bring
data in? I have some ideas on the subject, but again, don't know if this is
too early in the project.
A first step would be to define what data exactly you've got in mind
and then get consensus in the community that this is something that is
wanted. I think it's a bit too early still though for the latter. A
real decision can probably only be made after the second phase has
been in use for a bit by editors with real data.
Lydia Pintscher - http://about.me/lydia.pintscher
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