Talvez interesse!

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From: Markus Krötzsch <markus@semantic-mediawiki.org>
Date: 2014-02-21 10:22 GMT-03:00
Subject: Re: [Wikidata-l] Wikidata Toolkit: key facts, roadmap, how to join
To: "Discussion list for the Wikidata project." <wikidata-l@lists.wikimedia.org>

Hi Chinmay,

On 21/02/14 11:24, Chinmay Naik wrote:
Hello Markus,

Glad to see the wikidata toolkit project has kicked off.

As a previous user of wikidata and  pywikipedia(knowing its
shortcomings), i fully support the project.

I would like to get involved and contribute to the toolkit. I have
forked on github and i am currently setting up, working my way around.
Would ping back to u if i get stuck.

Hoping for a positive reply.

Great to hear that. Github makes it very easy to contribute (fork, modify, send pull request, and have us merge your code). So technically, you are all set.

The more important question is what you want to work on. It is probably best to look into functionality that is of interest to you. The things we are currently working on are the assigned issues in our issue tracker. Mainly, Fredo and I are working to get dump file download and parsing done ASAP, Julian is working on basic data structures that should help with indexing later on, and Michael is looking at implementing initial MediaWiki API bindings.

There are many open questions regarding the MW API implementation, so maybe this could be a good place to contribute if you are already experienced with that. Initially, we only want to support read access, but write access would also be nice at some point. We probably will organize the API code on a per-module basis for low-level access, and then provide some higher level wrappers for more convenient access. Due to the modular nature of the API, this work is easy to split.

Other open issues that are not worked on yet are related to serialisation in useful dump format (RDF, "official" JSON, MediaWiki dump XML [useful to dump part of the data in a file that can be re-imported into another MediaWiki]).

But maybe you have other ideas too.




On Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 7:15 PM, Markus Kroetzsch
<markus.kroetzsch@tu-dresden.de <mailto:markus.kroetzsch@tu-dresden.de>>


    Hi all,

    The new Wikidata Toolkit project has started this week, so here is a
    brief update. You are invited to participate and to comment. Early
    users will enjoy a special first-level support: if you have an
    interesting use-case for our project, we will help you get started
    and prioritize your requirements.

    Wikidata Toolkit is going to be a Java library to work with Wikidata
    (and Wikibase in general). It will allow you to load, query, and
    analyse the data, and to export it to a variety of formats.

    Key facts:

    * Homepage: https://www.mediawiki.org/__wiki/Wikidata_Toolkit
    * Code: https://github.com/Wikidata/__Wikidata-Toolkit

    * Planned milestones:

    * Project plan (high level):


    Our current team consists of four people: Fredo Erxleben, Julian
    Mendez, Michael Günther, and myself. Development is supported by the
    Wikimedia Foundation and by the German Research Foundation. The
    project is initially planned for six months.

    You are invited to contribute code/feature requests/use cases. If
    you have a concrete task that you would like to solve, please let us
    know, and we will see what we can do. Our first release 0.1 should
    be able to create data exports in RDF and maybe in other formats
    from the internal Wikidata dump files. If you need Wikidata in other
    formats, please let us know.

    Our later releases will be able to load data and add query
    capabilities that allow you to analyse the data. Again, your
    requirements are welcome.



    Markus Kroetzsch
    Faculty of Computer Science
    Technische Universität Dresden
    +49 351 463 38486

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