On Fri, Nov 20, 2015 at 11:32 PM, Gnangarra <gnangarra(a)gmail.com> wrote:
this very statement highlights one issue that
will always be a problem between Wikidata and Wikipedias. Wikipedia, at
least in my 10 years of experience on en:wp is that when you have multiple
sources that differ you highlight the existence of those sources and the
conflict of information we dont decide what is right or wrong.
There was an interesting Oxford Internet Institute article recently
discussing the potential problems that can result when Wikidata and/or the
Knowledge Graph provide the Internet public with a single answer: nuances
get lost, and provenance becomes obscured.
The underlying study, "Semantic Cities: Coded Geopolitics and the Rise of
the Semantic Web", by Heather Ford and Mark Graham, is here:
Moreover, I was somewhat surprised to learn the other day that, apparently,
over 80 percent of Wikidata statements are either unreferenced or only
referenced to a Wikipedia:
That seems like a recipe for disaster, given that Wikidata feeds the Google
Knowledge Graph and Bing Satori to some extent.