User talk:Vladimir Alexiev

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Welcome to Wikidata, Vladimir Alexiev!

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Best regards! Emw (talk) 20:27, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

Babel and userboxes[edit]

You can find help with Babel template here: Wikidata:Userboxes --Tobias1984 (talk) 08:37, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

Project visual arts[edit]

Hi, the list of participans to the visual arts project is stored in a separate page so that they can all be notified typing {{Ping project|Visual arts}}. I added you to the list. Welcome if you wanna stay (else you can always remove your name) and thanks for the links.--Zolo (talk) 17:22, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

Merging items[edit]

Thanks for taking the time to merge items. Please always merge the higher number into the lower number, and not the other way around. If you use the merge tool this should happen automatically. I reversed your merge to no label (Q18516778) from Pieter Hermansz Verelst (Q324280) for this reason. Happy merging! Jane023 (talk) 12:02, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

✓ Done And will do in the future --Vladimir Alexiev (talk) 11:35, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

Artsy gene[edit]

Artsy gene (P2411) is ready. Mbch331 (talk) 10:41, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

Help decide the future of Wikimania[edit]

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The Wikimedia Foundation is currently running a consultation on the value and planning process of Wikimania, and is open until 18 January 2016. The goals are to (1) build a shared understanding of the value of Wikimania to help guide conference planning and evaluation, and (2) gather broad community input on what new form(s) Wikimania could take (starting in 2018).

After reviewing the consultation, we'd like to hear your feedback on on this survey.

In addition, feel free to share any personal experiences you have had at at a Wikimedia movement conference, including Wikimania. We plan to compile and share back outcomes from this consultation in February.

With thanks,

I JethroBT (WMF) (talk), from Community Resources 21:32, 13 January 2016 (UTC)

Towards a New Wikimania results[edit]

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Last December, I invited you to share your views on the value of Wikimedia conferences and the planning process of Wikimania. We have completed analysis of these results and have prepared this report summarizing your feedback and important changes for Wikimania starting in 2018 as an experiment. Feedback and comments are welcome at the discussion page. Thank you so much for your participation. I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources, 22:47, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

Wikiproject KOS[edit]

Hi Vladimir, thanks for joining WikiProject Knowledge Organization Systems! I just thought about how to better organze the KOS typology. As Suggested here we could use qualifier of (P642) to specify details of catalog subtypes. What do you think about introducing it for all of them? Or should we use another qualifier property, such as has parts of the class (P2670) or has part (P527)? -- JakobVoss (talk) 13:00, 7 July 2016 (UTC)

Share your experience and feedback as a Wikimedian in this global survey[edit]

Unused properties[edit]

This is a kind reminder that the following properties were created more than six months ago: Artsy gene (P2411), J. Paul Getty Museum object ID (P2582), dataset distribution (P2702). As of today, these properties are used on less than five items. As the proposer of these properties you probably want to change the unfortunate situation by adding a few statements to items. --Pasleim (talk) 19:35, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

Your feedback matters: Final reminder to take the global Wikimedia survey[edit]

(Sorry to write in Engilsh)

Company Identifiers & Class Hierarchy around "Companies"[edit]

Vladimir, you seem interested in getting the "company" and related class structure better organized.

  • Fix the class hierarchy. Independent (or was it Incorporated) Cities, to the common Joe like me, are not Companies
  • Trying to find all External Identifier props used for Companies. This finds all external identifier props.

I included your SPARQL in my list of examples, hope that's O.K? see: User:Rjlabs/WikiData_Company_Data_Project I was looking at where "company" fits in the Wikidata hierarchy (a mess!).

I'm very interested in company identifiers (and am fascinated currently with all the nuances of the Legal Entity Identifier LEI, both now and with the quickly forthcoming ownership hierarchy). I'm also interested in how "Company" data can be made so it will help aggregate up to GDP. I come from a financial analyst prospective. In our world every entity that produces any "economic" output, has a payroll, borrows money is important to identify. This includes companies (stocks/bonds/options/futures), any entity that issues bonds (countries, states, cities, municipalities, public power companies, water facilities...), all government sector entities that have a payroll, charge fees, borrow money, or produce output -- such as schools, courts, jails, highway maintenance, social services...). Also need to "identify" entities that produce "investment services" output, that for the most part, own "investments" in other companies (mutual funds, hedge funds, trusts, investment pools, etc.) This is important for who owns what, and who, as owners impart significant control, directly or indirectly, including "offshore" ownership containers.

Yes, absolutely, there should be an easy way to filter down, such as: "for profit companies", "listed on any stock exchange", "private for-profit companies with 20 or more employees", "sole proprietor or single owner LLC or single owner Inc. etc. with more than 1 million dollars in sales"...

I'm not well versed in SPARQL (just learning), and am U.S./U.K. centric in terms of my current understanding of company data, economic data, accounting principles & national economic accounting. Looking to open up a dialogue around getting the Wikidata class structure fixed up. Rjlabs (talk) 17:31, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

Hi @Rjlabs: I've read your page and find it very interesting. It merits being migrated (together with your writeup above) into the WikiProject pages. I'm not very knowledgeable with economic entity types so not sure I can help with the class hierarchy structuring. But I'm strong with SPARQL and structuring data (eg using & extending W3C Org and RegOrg ontologies, making Wikidata properties...), so I'll try to help. Not sure how much effort I can spend but I can spend some as part of the euBusinesGraph project. Sure, use my query anyway you see fit. Cheers! --Vladimir Alexiev (talk) 15:22, 11 March 2017 (UTC)

Authority control[edit]

Thanks for the hint! I've added it to my common.js and purged the cache. Now how do I use it? It doesn't show up on Wikidata items. Jonathan Groß (talk) 15:33, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

Never mind, I found it. Not that easy to spot :) Thanks again! Jonathan Groß (talk) 15:45, 26 March 2017 (UTC)


Hello Vladimir! You said you need to work with CERL in the future. What do you plan to do? I have only "worked" with CERL in that I add CERL author IDs to Wikidata items. Often there are more than one ID per person. Currently, there are nearly 1400 cases recorded here.

I think this has to do with the way the CERL imports their data. They add huge bulks of biographical data from large files they get from various GLAM databases, and apparently they don't cross-check all their existing datasets for doppelgängers (at least not sufficiently). Jonathan Groß (talk) 13:05, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

  • @Jonathan Groß: We're in a proposal, which if it wins, we'll get to integrate CERL with a bunch of other resources. Duplication sucks. 6 records for Galileo! 11 for Seneca?! Scandalous --Vladimir Alexiev (talk) 14:56, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

AAT white tie/tail coat[edit]

The formal coats should be full evening dress (Q29235661). I can make the changes if you like. I've been working on a lot of clothing items. - PKM (talk) 13:16, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

That sounds good. I'll work on that later today. Thanks for your help! - PKM (talk) 14:07, 12 April 2017 (UTC)
All done! tailcoat (Q112053) and full evening dress (Q29235661). - PKM (talk) 20:11, 12 April 2017 (UTC)
@PKM: Thanks! I added "full evening dress - has part - tailcoat", or is that wrong? If it's correct, what else are parts of it? --Vladimir Alexiev (talk) 14:50, 13 April 2017 (UTC)

Re: Roman Catholicism[edit]

Hi! Catholicism and Roman Catholicism are the same thing in many languages, but in English they can have some differences because of the history of religion in UK and the United States (traditionally Protestant countries tend to use "Roman Catholicism" to show its link to the papacy while Catholic countries tend to use just "Catholicism", with "Roman Catholicism" as a synonym). You can see some everlasting discussions in Talk:Q9592 and Talk:Q1841.

Actually, ATT says: "In juridical terms, it refers to the branch of Christianity distinguished as a unified, monolithic sacramental system under the governance of papal authority. Throughout much of its history, the seat of the Pope has been in Rome, thus "Roman Catholicism" is often used to distinguish this concept from the Orthodox Catholic church."

One thing is for sure: the "Catholic Church" is the church itself and "Catholicism" (or "Roman Catholicism") is the set of its beliefs. Because of the "note" and the "terms" used by the ATT (they mention both "catolicismo romano" and "catolicismo" which are the Spanish for "Roman Catholicism" and "Catholicism"), I think they mean not just the Church but its beliefs. --Grabado (talk) 15:45, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

@Grabado: Right! So in view of the way AAT uses it, I think both links should be left? --Vladimir Alexiev (talk) 12:18, 17 May 2017 (UTC)