Wikidata aims to create a free knowledge base about the world that can be read and edited by humans and machines alike. It will provide data in all the languages of the Wikimedia projects, and allow for the central access to data in a similar vein as Wikimedia Commons does for multimedia files. Wikidata is a new Wikimedia hosted and maintained project.
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The following things are currently important and looking for your feedback:
- Introduction – offers a non-technical introduction to the goals of the Wikidata project proposal.
- FAQ – answers some of the most frequently asked questions.
- Development – offers an overview of the current development work.
- Demo system – lets you try out the current development status.
- Contribute – shows how you can help.
- Glossary – is a list of terms used around Wikidata and their explanation.
Impact on Wikipedia
We are working on 3 major things:
- Centralizing language links
- Providing a central place for infobox data for all Wikipedias
- Creating and updating list-like articles in Wikipedia based on data in Wikidata
Status and timeline
We are posting regular summaries of the activities around Wikidata on Status updates.
The current status and timeplan for Wikidata is:
- The Wikidata development team started working on the technical proposal in April 2012. Some had already started in March, preparing the work.
- The development team is presenting previews to engage the community in the development; the public demo launched in May.
- The Wikidata development team had a demo and heavily attended presentations at Wikimania 2012.
- The Wikidata development team launched the language links features in October 2012.
- The Wikidata development team aims to have ways to input and browse data available for infoboxes by December 2012 / January 2013.
- The initial development for Wikidata is planned for one year: April 2012 – March 2013.