Tuesday, January 07, 2014

#Europeana advertises Thomas Lawrence

On #Facebook Europeana mentions that Thomas Lawrence died on this day in 1830. Europeana brings you a really nice presentation of his work.

Multiple people are known to Wikidata with the name of "Thomas Lawrence", and to know the difference between these men, it helps when there is sufficient information for the process of automated disambiguation.

I added a statement for Mr Lawrence and made him a "painter". At this moment there are 3852 painters known to Wikidata. When a label for painter is added for a language, the disambiguation for all of these people will improve.

Obviously there have been more than 3852 painters. As more painters become known and as more languages have their label for "painter", Wikidata gains value.
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