Wednesday, January 15, 2014

#Wikidata a #description is most often redundant

The graph show how much effort goes into the creation of descriptions. Given the number of changes involved, this can only be done with a bot. Consequently these changes are based either on information in Wikidata or on information from elsewhere.

When the information is based in information in Wikidata, more statements on the items involved will lead to an improved description. This is exactly what you will observe when you have automated descriptions are enabled. Add a few statements and the descriptions is improved in any language, dependent on the availability of labels.

I applaud the effort but I would prefer the automated descriptions functionality to be enabled for everyone. It takes a bit more effort from our servers but it provides a superior experience.

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