Friday, January 24, 2014

Six million #English labels in #Wikidata

Wikidata has six million labels in English. This gives it almost twice as much coverage as the number two language German. It is not that known nor relevant to know which label was number 6,000,000.

It is more interesting to compare this number with the number of articles of the English Wikipedia; they currently boast 4,431,974 articles. It is very likely that most if not all of the items in Wikidata are part of the "long tail" of what people are interested in. It would be interesting to learn how often these labels are actually requested.
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