[Wikimedia-l] Are there plans for interactions between wikidata and wiktionaries ?

Federico Leva (Nemo) nemowiki at gmail.com
Mon Mar 11 14:16:44 UTC 2013

Denny Vrandečić, 11/03/2013 14:52:
> There is currently a number of things going on re the future of Wiktionary.
> There is, for example, the suggestion to adopt OmegaWiki, which could
> potentially complicate a Wikibase-Solution in the future (but then again,
> structured data is often rather easy to transform):
> <http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Requests_for_comment/Adopt_OmegaWiki>
> There is this grant proposal for elaborating the future of Wiktionary,
> which I consider a potentially smarter first step:
> <
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG/Elaborate_Wikisource_strategic_vision

That's Wikisource. :)

> There's this discussion on Wikdiata itself:
> <https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Wiktionary>
> And I know that Daniel K. is very interested in working into this direction.
> Personally, I regard Wiktionary as the third priority, following Wikipedia
> and Commons. A lot of the other projects -- like Wikivoyage or Wikisource
> -- can be served with only small changes to Wikidata as it is, but both
> Commons and Wiktionary would require a bit of thought (and here again,
> Commons much less than Wiktionary).

Actually Wikiquote and Wikivoyage use interwikis exactly like Wikipedia; 
Commons in the same way except it's interproject; Wiktionary in the same 
way except it's case-sensitive and not about concepts (opr about a 
stricter definition of concept); Wikisource in a completely different 
way; Wikibooks, Wikinews and Wikiversity I'm not sure.
As for phase II, it's another story. Wikisource and Commons would 
benefit a lot from it; for Wiktionary it could be a revolution; for 
Wikispecies idem but with less effort (?); Wikiquote would become

> I would appreciate a discussion with
> the Wiktionary-Communities, and also to make them more aware of the
> OmegaWiki proposal, the potential of Wikidata for Wiktionary, etc. Just to
> give a comparison: it took a few months to write the original Wikidata
> proposal, and it was up for discussion for several months before it was
> decided and acted upon. I would strongly advise to again choose slow and
> careful planning over hastened decisions.

It's impossible to plan or discuss anything without knowing what matters.


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