Wikidata

  1. Making women more visible online—with Wikidata tools!

    To celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, Wikimedians around the world make a concerted effort each March to add and edit articles about women in Wikipedia. You can also have an impact (and fun!) by adding information about women to Wikidata, Wikimedia’s multilingual knowledge base. And there are quite a few interesting and fun, volunteer-developed tools t... Read more

  2. How we’re using machine learning to visually enrich Wikidata

    Only 2.5 million of 45 million Wikidata items have an image attached. A new algorithm helps people find relevant and high-quality images to add to Wikidata items.... Read more

  3. From the life of Wikidata

    With the Wikidata Concepts Monitor (WDCM) we can now begin to discover how our communities use knowledge across more than Wikimedia 800 projects.... Read more

  4. Wikidata, a rapidly growing global hub, turns five

    The collaborative free knowledge base is quickly expanding its community and size. Where might it go from here?... Read more

  5. Wizards, Muggles and Wikidata: The Room of Requirement for structured knowledge

    As Wikidata compiles structured knowledge about the world, it needs contributors from all backgrounds, wizards and muggles alike.... Read more

  6. The Metropolitan Museum of Art makes 375,000 images of public domain art freely available under Creative Commons Zero

    The release, which covers images of the great majority of the museum’s holdings, will enable anyone, anywhere to freely access, use, and remix photos of some of the world’s most well-known works of art.... Read more

  7. Wikimedia Foundation receives $3 million grant from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to make freely licensed images accessible and reusable across the web

    The funding will support Wikimedia community efforts to enable structured data on Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository with more than 35 million media files.... Read more

  8. How the world’s first Wikidata Visiting Scholar created linked open data for five thousand works of art

    Simon Cobb, the world’s first Wikidata Visiting Scholar, was given access to metadata at the National Library of Wales and has created perhaps the most detailed linked data set ever seen for a complete art collection.... Read more

  9. Histropedia: “The power of data visualisation combined with free knowledge”

    Can you imagine getting a register from Wikipedia of all the notable people born on any given day, not in a list form, but in a chronologically-ordered timeline, with their achievements, photos and birthdays?... Read more

  10. Supporting the future of Wikidata

    The Wikimedia Foundation will now directly fund basic expenses for Wikidata software development.... Read more