And now with the direct link - Wikidata Query Service
We hope you'll find it useful!
Executive Director, WMIL
בתאריך יום ד׳, 21 באוק׳ 2020 ב-21:35 מאת Revital Poleg <
In 2019 Wikimedia Israel (WMIL) decided to develop
for the Wikidata Query Service (WDQS). The background for this decision was
that we see audiences to whom we introduce Wikidata become especially
enthusiastic when we present the Wikidata Query Service
<https://wdqs-tutorial.toolforge.org/>, which offers quite a
unique feature within the landscape of information services available
today. This enthusiasm often dampens when audiences discover that querying
is not done using natural language but rather requires learning SPARQL.
We believe learning SPARQL is not rocket science, even for audiences with
no programming background. We created a step-by-step tutorial website to
give users an introduction and some basic lessons on how to use the query
service. While WDQS has a great Help section, this section might not be so
helpful to users who are new to Wikimedia platforms. We therefore built the
tutorial website on the WordPress platform which has a more familiar design
to most users.
We believe this website will make the WDQS more
accessible, and hope this
will be a way to expand Wikidata to new audiences.
Currently the site is in English but we are open for
collaborations to add
the tutorial in other languages. We are also keen to hear feedback from
those involved in Wikidata Outreach.