Friday, October 18, 2013

#Statistics for #Wikidata

Finally some up to date and useful statistics for Wikidata. Magnus Manske brings us these wonderful statistics that are up to date and actually useful. To appreciate the one above, you have to know that there are many items who are linked to outside sources like VIAF. Everything above 5 statements has probably contributions made by volunteers.

When an item has no label in a language, you cannot search for it. If anything this is what has me worried. To be useful in a language you have to be able to find an item. Given that there are 280+ languages represented in Wikidata, this is probably the biggest challenge facing Wikidata.

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