Wikidata: Wikimedia going structured data

Lydia Pintscher

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It is nearly impossible to go online today without stumbling upon Wikipedia at some point along the way. Wikipedia, however, is just one of several projects in the Wikimedia movement next to Wikimedia Commons, Wiktionary and more. In April a team of 12 started working on the foundations of a new Wikimedia project for 1 year. The project is called Wikidata. The goal is to provide Wikipedia and the world with a large free and open data repository. Wikidata will bring structured data to Wikipedia.

I’d like to give an introduction to Wikidata, its goals and what it means for the Wikimedia movement, Open Data and the world.