Thursday, February 20, 2014

#Wikidata - a picture paints a thousand words

One of the features of the #Reasonator is that it will indicate when pictures are available in #Wikipedia articles. It takes several steps to add a picture and, many pictures have been added in this way.

With the latest iteration of FIST, the Free Image Search Tool, Magnus has revamped an existing tool and gave it a new lease of life as a tool for Wikidata. While you are involved in a certain theme like "Nobel laureates in Economics" or "Authors of India" it is really powerful when all the items use one of the images used in a Wikipedia.

As a tool for Wikidata FIST is still raw around its edges, it may time out its session for instance. However, it is such a nice tool; it deserves to be used.

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