Describes Wikidata, a "free and open knowledge base" which houses the data formerly located at Google's Freebase. Discusses how Wikidata is well-placed to solve data provenance issues on the Web, such as those currently faced by Google's Knowledge Graph. Wikidata is machine-readable, open source, and multilingual. In addition, it assigns unique identifiers to resources and describes those resources using statements.
Keywords: Knowledge Graph, Wikipedia
Author: McAndrew, Ewan
Publisher: Wikimedia UK
Date created: 2016-09-02 04:00:00.000
Time required: P25M
Educational use: instruction
Educational audience: student
Interactivity type: expositive
- Knows the "five stars" of Open Data: put data on the Web, preferably in a structured and preferably non-proprietary format, using URIs to name things, and link to other data.
- Reads and understands high-level descriptions of the classes and properties of a dataset in order to write queries.
- Retrieves and accesses RDF data from the "open Web".