On 30.09.2012 07:47, Amir E. Aharoni wrote:
Automatic generation of list articles is frequently
named as one of
the main use cases of Wikidata. There is, however, a particular type
of list articles for which Wikidata may be even more useful:
Comparison articles. You can find many examples of these at
Category:Software comparisons in the English Wikipedia.
Interesting use case, thanks for mentioning it!
I think this functionality can be implemented on top of the "normal" list
columns. The only thing to worry about is the view a user would get with JS
disabled. That may be several hundred lines and dozens of columns.
As the system is currently designed, real-time queries to the backend will not
be supported, at least not right away. So the filtering would have to happen on
something like a thousand entries, this should work fine. But we'll have such a
limit anyway, to avoid gigantic pages listing every person known to Wikidata, etc.
PS: interestingly, there seem to be rather few Wikipedias that even allow this
kind of (non-)articles. [[Category:Software comparisons]] has 10 interlanguage
links (and no equivalent in German, Dutch, or Japanese),
[[Category:Computing_comparisons]] has 4, [[Category:Technological_comparison]]
has 1; [[Category:Comparisons]] has 12, but again no equivalent in German or
Dutch (Japanese does have this).
Daniel Kinzler, Softwarearchitekt
Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e. V.