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How do you do what you do?[edit]

What is the academic discipline or tradition that you are using to give you the language to be able to discuss classification in the way that you do? Do you have any suggestions for what I as a total beginner might be able to read to be able to explain concepts on Wikidata as you do? What is your level of expertise in talking about this kind of classification and how much time commitment did you make to be able to talk in this way? Blue Rasberry (talk) 14:56, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

Lane, when I talk about classification I often use language from ontology, a field of computer science concerned with formal knowledge representation. I tend to use vocabulary from the Web Ontology Language -- OWL. OWL is an ontology language for the Semantic Web recommended by the W3C. It's based on RDF and RDFS.
In addition to the resources linked above, I'd recommend anyone interested in the subject to read the W3C OWL2 Primer. I also recommend The Semantic Web, a 2001 Scientific American article by Tim Berners-Lee and other researchers that laid out a motivating vision. Since you're interested in biology, it's worth pointing out that biologists have been a very active bunch in ontology and Semantic Web practices, coming up with a broad family of ontologies called OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies) -- see The OBO Foundry: coordinated evolution of ontologies to support biomedical data integration by Barry Smith et al. Check out the Wikidata reading list, too.
I have been enthralled with Wikidata and its potential for structuring knowledge for about a year. I don't consider myself to be an ontology expert, but I have spent a major chunk of this year familiarizing myself with the field and related topics discussed above. I think ontology, the Semantic Web and OWL are all very important things to have in mind as we try to structure all human knowledge. Emw (talk) 13:58, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

P1550[edit]

Just created Orphanet ID (P1550). Thanks for supporting it. -Tobias1984 (talk) 16:53, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

has index case (P1660) has been created[edit]

I've created "has index case", let me know if I erred, this is my first property creation. :P --AmaryllisGardener talk 03:55, 28 December 2014 (UTC)

health specialty (P1995)[edit]

health specialty (P1995) is ready. --Tobias1984 (talk) 11:14, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

price[edit]

price (P2284) can now be used. --Tobias1984 (talk) 10:21, 8 November 2015 (UTC)

Reference ranges for clinical laboratory tests[edit]

Hello! I'd like to create new properties to describe the clinical laboratory tests. If you don't mind, would you give me some comments on Wikidata:Property_proposal/reference_value? Thanks, --Okkn (talk) 06:32, 12 April 2018 (UTC)

Representation of Wikidata at the Wikimedia movement strategy process[edit]

Hi Bluerasberry, I'm contacting you because I would like your support and your comments on my proposal to represent the Wikidata community at the Wikimedia movement strategy process. I'm contacting you in private because you are a member of the Wikidata Community User Group and I thought that this could be relevant for you.--Micru (talk) 18:43, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Geoshapes[edit]

Hi Lane,

We discussed geoshapes in Wikidata a few months ago. I have created a few of sets of geoshapes since then, including countries of the world and US States, and linked from my userpage examples of queries to visualise data as choropleth maps. Documentation of the workflow is high on my things to do list; I am now using AutoWikiBrowser to create the mapdata in Commons. Also, check out the Wikidata Visualization tool if you have not seen it already.

All the best, Simon Cobb (Sic19 ; talk page) 20:20, 12 September 2018 (UTC)

Loading Clinical Trials via Bot[edit]

Here's a google sheet of the clinical trials found in wikidata today.

As of this afternoon (2/7/19), looks like there are ~1,500; User:Mahdimoqri has added most of them.

A couple things...

  1. Will reach out to User:Mahdimoqri so maybe I can coordinate with him.
  2. User:Mahdimoqri is linking studies to conditions using property P1050 rather than P2175 . I'm fine with either and maybe P1050 is preferred?
  3. Thinking I need to adjust my bot to find studies already existing in wikidata and add missing properties. What do you think?

(BTW - this is my very first talk, so please excuse any egregious breaches in etiquette.)  – The preceding unsigned comment was added by Tibbs001 (talk • contribs) at 7 February 2019‎ (UTC).

WikiProject India Newsletter #3[edit]

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Hi Bluerasberry,

You are receiving this message as you are one of the participants of WikiProject India on Wikidata and/or a subscriber of the Wikidata India newsletter. You can find our third issue of the quarterly newsletter here, where you can get a quick overview of the Wikidata activities related to India over the last 3 months. If you do not want to receive this kind of notification further, you can remove your username from here.

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Needs assessment for Wikidata Movement Resource[edit]

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Hi Bluerasberry,

CIS-A2K is planning to invest some resources from May-June 2020 to create community movement resource (CMR) materials in English and different Indic languages for Wikidata in the form of tutorials, handbooks, infographics, videos, animations etc. The aim of this initiative is to build a pool of resource materials for Wikidata eventually, which will serve as ready-made handy references for new as well as experienced users. You are requested to fill up this form, so that we can understand your needs on different topics of Wikidata. You are also very welcome to actively participate in the process and help us build the CMR with your different areas of expertise.

You are receiving this message as you are one of the participants of WikiProject India. If you do not want to receive this kind of notification further, you can remove your username from here.

Regards, Bodhisattwa (CIS-A2K)
Wikidata Advisor, CIS-A2K
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Call Wikiproject COVID-19 tomorrow[edit]

Hello Lane,

How are you doing?

I am here to invite you for the Wikiproject COVID-19 call tomorrow (Monday, May 4th). If you are able to meet, the call (in this link: https://meet.google.com/vtp-ighz-npx) will happen tomorrow at 15:00 UT.

As a note, 15:00 UTC is:

  • 11:00 AM in New York, USA
  • 12:00 AM in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 4:00 PM in Tunisia
  • 6:00 PM Eastern European Summer Time (EEST)

If you want, also feel free to add topics at the meeting page!

Cheers, TiagoLubiana (talk) 22:29, 3 May 2020 (UTC)

WM Hackathon[edit]

Hello Lane,

Just popping up to say that I am trying to gather COVID-19 related work on the WM Hackathon on this page: Wikidata:WikiProject_COVID-19/Status_updates/Wikimedia_Hackathon_2020

I stopped by Wikipedia on the way, by the way, and saw your lovely chinchillas!

Looking forward to watching your talk today,

Best, Tiago

Indian scientists datathon[edit]

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Hi Bluerasberry,

You are receiving this message as you are one of the participants of WikiProject India on Wikidata and/or a subscriber of the Wikidata India newsletter.

Hope you and your loved ones are safe and sound during this ongoing COVID-19 pandemic situation.

This is for your kind information that, from 22nd May, 2020 Friday to 24th May, 2020 Sunday, a datathon will be happening on Indian scientists on Wikidata. The lack of data about Indian scientists, their works and publications on Wikidata is the reason behind conducting the datathon. Considering the ongoing pandemic, the datathon will also focus on scientists working on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19.

The tasklist of the datathon is flexible. Participants can choose their own preferred task on this topic

Hoping for your active participation.

Take care and stay safe,

Bodhisattwa (CIS-A2K)
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Call Wikiproject COVID-19 tomorrow (Monday, May 18th)[edit]

Hello Lane,

How are you doing?

I can imagine you have been busy, but I am here (once again) to invite you for the Wikiproject COVID-19 call tomorrow (Monday, May 18th). If you are able to meet, the call (in this link: https://meet.google.com/vtp-ighz-npx) will happen tomorrow at 15:00 UTC.

As a note, 15:00 UTC is:

  • 11:00 AM in New York, USA
  • 12:00 AM in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 4:00 PM in Tunisia
  • 6:00 PM Eastern European Summer Time (EEST)

If you want, also feel free to add topics at the meeting page.

Thanks!

Best, TiagoLubiana (talk) 23:32, 17 May 2020 (UTC)

Following up on TABernacle question from this call[edit]

Hi Lane, I'm still not finding the page I told you about as an answer to what to do about giant TABernacle links. Sorry for the wild goose chase! I do, however, frequently see a Listeria list with its TABernacle link, e.g. this project I work with often. Out of curiosity, is there any reason you can't use Listeria on the project page in this case? --Librarian lena (talk) 17:04, 18 May 2020 (UTC)

@Librarian lena: Check out Wikidata:Request a query and see how they use{{SPARQL}}. Listeria is for generating and publishing tables, which is nice, but I am interested in only archiving queries which output to TABernacle to discuss like the "request a query" page does for the Wikidata Query Service. Suppose that we had 10-40 TABernacle links to showcase on a WikiProject. Should those be typical Wikilinks, or should we format those in some template?
This might be premature because TABernacle itself still is most undocumented.
And yes - maybe the way to do it is just to generate a listeria page, except that doing that seems excessive when I have no wish to ever send anyone to the page. Thoughts? Thanks for the reply. Blue Rasberry (talk) 18:03, 18 May 2020 (UTC)
Sounds like I didn't get the full scope of what you were describing on the call, so thanks for clarifying. I noticed on the help page that Will asked a question about getting the modified information out through a SPARQL query once you add columns in TABernacle, which I'm interested to see if anyone responds to, but I don't know how helpful if it is in your use case if there's no template that invokes the tool. Are you visualizing a bunch of tables one after the other, or just the SPARQL behind the tables being displayed with an external link? --Librarian lena (talk) 21:35, 18 May 2020 (UTC)

Follow up number 2 -> fixed etherpad link[edit]

Hello, Lane, how are you doing? I remember you mentioned a fixed etherpad URL for the meetings. If that is the case, would you mind adding it on the meeting page? Best, TiagoLubiana (talk) 00:01, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

Invitation for the WikiProject COVID-19 call tomorrow (Monday, 15 of June)[edit]

Hello Lane,

How are you? I hope things are all right.

I would like to invite you to the tomorrow (Monday, 15 of June) call of the Wikiproject COVID-19 at 15:00 UTC .

This is the link for the call: https://meet.google.com/vtp-ighz-npx

This is the link for the etherpad: https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/wikidata_covid_notes

The WikiProject seems to be losing momentum. Perception of the size of COVID-19 as an enormous problem is fading (at least in Brazil). That might be a sign of things getting better, but it is also very dangerous (as they might not be that better yet).

In tomorrow's call, I would like to discuss with you two important and related questions:

- How can this WikiProject best serve the anti-COVID-19 effort?

- What can this project offer for the post-COVID-19 Wikidata world?

As usual, if you have any topics to add, you can do so either before at the Project Meeting Page or at the meeting. or at the meeting.

I hope you can make it!

All the best,

Tiago TiagoLubiana (talk) 00:37, 15 June 2020 (UTC)

WikiProject India Newsletter #4[edit]

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Hi Bluerasberry,

You are receiving this message as you are one of the participants of WikiProject India on Wikidata and/or a subscriber of the Wikidata India newsletter. You can find our fourth issue of the quarterly newsletter here, where you can get a quick overview of the Wikidata activities related to India over the last 3 months. If you do not want to receive this kind of notification further, you can remove your username from here.

Regards, Bodhisattwa (CIS-A2K) and Mahir256
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Wikidata 8th birthday events in India[edit]

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Hello Bluerasberry!,

I am happy to inform you that we are organizing a series of events on the occasion of the 8th birthday of Wikidata on behalf of WikiProject India in the form of webinars, datathon and merchandise distribution. Details of the events can be found here.

  1. Webinars- 3 sessions on 3 very interesting topics will be conducted as follows. The sessions will be open for all.
  • October 11 2020, 6 pm IST:- Jane023 will talk about Sum of all Paintings, describe and demonstrate the workflow on improving data about paintings on Wikidata. A data-thon on Indian paintings will follow for the next 16 days.
  • October 17 2020, 7 pm IST:- DVrandecic (WMF) will be introducing the newest sister project of the Wikimedia universe, the Abstract Wikipedia and WikiLambda to the Indian community and how as a community, we need to be prepared for this upcoming exciting and ambitious project.
  • October 18 2020, 7 pm IST:- Mahir256 will conduct a session on the Wikidata Lexeme. He will explain the importance of lexicographical data and demonstrate the workflow.
  1. Datathon - October 12 to October 28, 2020:- A 16-days long online datathon will be conducted on Indian paintings. The output of the datathon will be given as a birthday gift to Wikidata on October 29.
  1. Merchandise distribution- During the month of October, CIS-A2K will be sending Wikidata special merchandise to Indian affiliates and communities upon request as well as active contributors of Wikidata residing in India. Details on how to request merchandise can be found here.

The above mentioned activities are already finalised. If any of the Indian communities or affiliates are planning activities on the occasion of Wikidata's 8th birthday, please feel free to enlist them here.

Regards,
Bodhisattwa (CIS-A2K)
Wikidata Co-ordinator, CIS-A2K
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WikiProject India Newsletter #5[edit]

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Hi Bluerasberry,

You are receiving this message as you are one of the participants of WikiProject India on Wikidata and/or a subscriber of the Wikidata India newsletter. You can find our fifth issue of the quarterly newsletter here, where you can get a quick overview of the Wikidata activities related to India over the last 3 months. If you do not want to receive this kind of notification further, you can remove your username from here.

Regards, Bodhisattwa (CIS-A2K) and Mahir256
(on behalf of WikiProject India)
Sent through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:35, 30 September 2020 (UTC)

WikiProject India Newsletter #5[edit]

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Hi Bluerasberry,

You are receiving this message as you are one of the participants of WikiProject India on Wikidata and/or a subscriber of the Wikidata India newsletter. You can find our fifth issue of the quarterly newsletter here, where you can get a quick overview of the Wikidata activities related to India over the last 3 months. If you do not want to receive this kind of notification further, you can remove your username from here.

Regards, Bodhisattwa (CIS-A2K) and Mahir256
(on behalf of WikiProject India)
Sent through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:58, 30 September 2020 (UTC)

India-specific properties datathon[edit]

Greetings Bluerasberry!

Wikidata's Eighth birthday datathon

As part of Wikidata's 8th birthday celebration a 5 days long India-specific properties datathon from 25 October 2020, 00:00 to 29 October 2020, 23:59 (both times Indian Standard Time) being organised to improve India-specific properties and celebrate Wikidata's Birthday by contributing to the free open data movement. Currently there are 76 India-specific properties available in Wikidata. The primary objective of this datathon is to add / improve the usage of Wikidata Properties related to India in Wikidata.

Details of the events can be found here. Please have a look at the event page and please consider joining the datathon by adding your name at the participant's list here

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Regards,

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OpenStreetMap[edit]

Feel free to ignore me as it is a bit offtopic (about OpenStreetMap, where I am more active).

you mentioned "Wikidata needs some policy in place to prevent corporate capture of the sort that OpenStreetMap experienced" - I am bit curious, what you consider as already succesful corporate takeover?

"I look at OpenStreetMap and see huge volunteer community encroachment by paid editors" - where you see it?

To be clear - I am not claiming that either has not happened at all, but I am curious where it is happening according to someone less active in OSM (or maybe you are active in OSM anyway?)

this comment was triggered by https://www.wikidata.org/w/index.php?title=Wikidata:Requests_for_comment/Alternate_disclosure_policy&diff=1312735911&oldid=1312249150

Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 13:20, 8 December 2020 (UTC)

Blue Rasberry (talk) 19:45, 12 December 2020 (UTC)

WikiProject India Newsletter #6[edit]

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Hi Bluerasberry,

Happy New Year 2021!

You are receiving this message as you are one of the participants of WikiProject India on Wikidata and/or a subscriber of the Wikidata India newsletter. You can find our sixth issue of the quarterly newsletter here, where you can get a quick overview of the Wikidata activities related to India over the last 3 months. If you do not want to receive this kind of notification further, you can remove your username from here.

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Wikiproject Climate Change project[edit]

See Wikipedia:Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Climate_change#ET/carbon_sink_upscaling_jam_?

Hey bluerasberry, I don’t know how wikidata works, but suppose it works with separate tables from which you can export data and do calculations.

Could you contact the organisations behind climate action tracker and climate change performance index directly (via e-mail) and ask for their raw data and upload that info to wikidata ? Alternatively you can also ask they make a wikidata account and do it themselves (probably easier, maintenance-wise as data needs to be updated often, also they could hypothetically also have their own website use the tables they upload here so everything is in a central location and maintained/updated centrally). Their websites basically just show the visualisations (maps) so I doubt they will mind putting the core data at Wikidata (both would accomplete each other then and the core data can then also be used for other tables such as the complex table I proposed over at Wikipedia:Wikiproject Climate Change -which gives increased insight/transparency)

We need:

  • table with actual emissions for each country (in tonnes of co2 per year)
  • table with allowed emissions under Paris agreement (in tonnes of co2 per year)
  • table with % of achieved emission reductions under Paris agreement

When that’s done those % can be exported to the more elaborate table at wikipedia which we’re trying to make with the Wikiproject Climate Change members (linking it with NDC measures that have been put in place).

I think this approach (having those organisations give us most of the info like this) will be much easier and better for us.

BTW: perhaps that something similar could be done for the Climate Clock article (contact Human Impact Lab, Concordia University via davidusher.com) ? Would be useful to have the data at wikidata for that too, and be able to display the up-to-date clock directly at the Climate Clock page.

Finally, perhaps it's useful to see whether trackers can be made for keeping track of progress regarding to the % of global protected areas (see wikipedia:protected area and EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030, Nature's 30x30 for Nature Petition (goal: 30% protection). Also, perhaps a tracker for keeping track how much % of global cities have made their city-centers car-free could be useful (not sure whether there are tables with that info, however there are tables with global car production numbers and probably number of cars in circulation). That data is useful to track as when that number goes down, that's an indication that transport is improving (cars tend to be awful to transport people or even cargo, alternatives such as buses, subways, ships, large aircraft, ... are much more efficient). Also, quite often, cars are used just for the sake of comfort (city driving) and a bike, tricycle or cargobike tends to suffice as well (and has no emissions or extremely low emissions).

--Genetics4good (talk) 08:33, 4 February 2021 (UTC)

@Genetics4good: I replied at Wikidata_talk:WikiProject_Climate_Change#Actual_emissions_and_allowed_under_Paris_Agreement. Blue Rasberry (talk) 11:53, 4 February 2021 (UTC)