Thursday, January 22, 2015

#Wikidata - a year in numbers

The Wikidata dumps are finally available, Magnus did run his job so we have new statistics for Wikidata.

As we have the statistics for all of 2015, we know how much Wikidata has changed. The two most relevant indicators are labels and statements.

It is great to notice how many items have more than 5 labels. It is great to notice that we have few items with no labels; it is a constant struggle to keep it that way. Amir does a great job.

Statements are doing fine. Many more have been made. The number of items with no statement fell by 15.92%.The number of items with more than 10 statements more than doubled and the high end of this table has increased considerably as well.

It is obvious that in the last year, Wikidata became considerably more relevant.When you have used a tool like Reasonator for a long time, this is obvious. It will be interesting to see what 2015 will bring us in new functionality and data. Wikidata is like Wikipedia in its early days; interesting and showing promise. It is very much in need for collaboration to expose the parts where a Wikipedia does not reach.

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