Am 11.01.2015 17:11, schrieb Paul Houle:
If anything is weak about the fundamental data model
it is that aliases and
labels are not reified the way the claims are. This is a big deal if you want a
usable lexical database.
The plan is to support even more fine grained modeling of grammatical
properties, translations, etc - but not on "data items" (which model concepts)
but using "lexical entities", which model words, phrases or expressions. This
just a rough draft yet, though, see
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Wiktionary>. It seems prudent to have
lexical entities as first class citizens, but separate from concepts. Basically,
lexical WD would relate to Wiktionary like the conceptual WD relates to Wikipedia.
Until then, you can always go ahead and create properties like "official name"
(P1448) and qualify it in whatever way. Having labels, descriptions and aliases
separate does not keep you from modeling them again as statements. One remaining
obstacle is the fact that WD does not have a data type for multilingual text
yet, but that will be added soon(ish).
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