The lexicographical data part of Wikidata is still in need of some love.
Over the last few weeks we have worked on this in 2 areas. The first one
was Lua access to Lexemes. We have rolled this out and all Wikimedia
projects can now access not just Item data but also Lexemes. See the
for more details. The second one is coming today. We have reworked the
Special:NewLexeme <https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Special:NewLexeme> page.
Lexicographical data is still hard to understand for people not familiar
with lexicography. The new Special:NewLexeme page has a number of tweaks
that we hope will make it more understandable and easier to use. This
includes an information panel that gives a bit of context about what
Lexemes are as well as a lexical category selector that ranks appropriate
Items higher. (Better ranking of the Items in the language selector will
come soon as well.) Additionally we have put the page on a better technical
The information panel on the new special page includes an example Lexeme,
which uses live data of a real Lexeme on Wikidata. That Lexeme is selected
by the wikibaselexeme-newlexeme-info-panel-example-lexeme-id interface
in the current user interface language. The idea is that you can override
this message on Wikidata to select suitable example Lexemes for various
languages (e.g., set the German version of the message
to the ID of some suitable German example Lexeme).
Today we’d love for you to test the new page and give feedback.
Test it: Special:NewLexemeAlpha
Give feedback: Wikidata talk:Lexicographical data
This page will be there in parallel to the current version during this
testing period. It creates proper Lexemes and you can use it for your
regular Lexeme creation work. We currently plan to replace
Special:NewLexeme with this new version on August 3rd. At that point we
also plan to turn off the temporary Special:NewLexemeAlpha page.
If you have feedback or questions please let us know here
Additionally Lydia is looking for a few people for some short calls to get
individual feedback from you. If you are up for that please let me know and
we’ll schedule something.
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