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Corrupted Bobbin lace item?
It looks like the Bobbin lace is somehow corrupt, editing does not work. As you seem to be the last to make changes, could that be the cause? Would you mind to undo? Poljo (talk) 08:35, 12 November 2014 (UTC)
- Tried again and the save buttons reappeared. Sorry to have bothered you. Poljo (talk) 09:41, 12 November 2014 (UTC)
- @multichill: so the links would work both ways. Should we not do that? I can back them out. - PKM (talk) 02:14, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
AAT white tie (tail coat)
Hi friend! About this revert: if you look at the non-EN articles (Фрак, Frac, Frak), they are about the formal coat. What would you match that AAT id to, if not this WD item?? --Vladimir Alexiev (talk) 12:57, 12 April 2017 (UTC)
Just wanted to say thanks for all the matches you did on Mix n' Match for the UNESCO Atlas of World Languages in Danger dataset. I'm trying to get the dataset imported for the Wikipedia Language Conference in early July. Can I ask if you used any tricks to match so many or did you do it all by hand? It will be great once we also have the Glottolog database integrated as well but there are 15,000 matches to do for that one.....
Adding the Glottolog catalogue to Wikidata
I started a discussion about matching the Glottolog catalogue a little more automatically on project chat that you might be interested in. I really don't want to have to match 15,000 items by hand :)
Tidying up the Atlas of World Languages in Danger import
We've now done with Mix n' Match (mainly thanks to you). I think there are two steps left to clean the data up:
- Find items with multiple AWLD ID numbers, I think this will be caused by several dialects being misunderstood as the same thing. I think I should create an item for each dialect and then somehow link them using a property to the main item. Any ideas how to do this?
- Find multiple items with the same ID number, I think this will be caused by duplicate items.
Does this sound like a sensible plan? Am I missing something? Can you think what property I should use to link dialects and languages? I don't think its 'has part'. I'll ask on the project chat.
- @John Cummings: For the dialects I have added, I used has dialect (P134) on the parent language and made the dialect(s) <subclass of> the parent. See Selkup (Q34008).
- Whether a "child" language is a dialect or just a separate community of speakers is a challenge. I think we should ideally have some sort of source for saying X is a dialect of Y (in the UNESCO records or in the Wikipedia info box for the parent language).
- Here's an example: For Mohawk (Q13339), UNESCO has seven codes based on places/communities, but the en:Mohawk language article describes three "main" dialects only one of which is immediately identifiable as "matching" one of the UNESCO languages (Kanesatake). There's probably no harm in calling each of these variants a "dialect" (after all, there is not always consensus among linguists as to whether a particular language is a dialect or some other sort of variant). It would probably be better to have the separate records and if there's ever a comprehensive languages project in WD, the future project team can tweak whether an item is a dialect or not.
- I do think we need to make a minimal set of statements for any items we create in this way: <instance of> dialect (Q33384), subclass of [parent language], indigenous to (P2341) [place or ethnic group or both]. - PKM (talk) 21:39, 2 July 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for your work with textiles in the Palissy database. I am going to look into English translations for the labels and descriptions of these.
The items with dénomination: nappe d'autel in the database would be better as instance of (P31) altar cloth (Q869547) instead of tablecloth (Q536168). Is that a change that your bot could make? - PKM (talk) 19:51, 1 August 2017 (UTC)