Yes, I think multiple identities attached to a single wikidata entity is
the way to go forward. ~We talked about this briefly at Wikimania on Friday
and the consensus was "still a bit unclear" ;-)
Once qualifiers are properly up and running we might be able to mark them
as "preferred" or "main" relation vs. secondary identifiers (the main
cluster vs the isolated entries, for example)
On Sunday, 11 August 2013, Luca Martinelli wrote:
2013/7/31 Andrew Gray <andrew.gray(a)dunelm.org.uk
a) Yes, it is about the person and the aliases together. As a general
rule, it's one article per person, not per name.
b) Different names is a quirk of the Wikipedia background - these
default to the title of the Wikipedia article on that person, and
there's no agreement on whether to put the article under the person or
the more famous pseudonym.
FYI, there is now a property for pseudonyms (
d) I think the initial assumption was that there
was a 1=1 match, but
if there are multiple musicbrainz id's representing facets of the same
entity, then Wikidata will support adding several.
It is possible to put several IDs coming from the same database.
Actually, I'm trying to do this with multiple VIAF codes referring to
the same author, and it could also become a "feedback" to the original
Luca "Sannita" Martinelli
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