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Partnerships and data imports
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Importing external identifiers from third party sites[edit]

In general what methods could be used to gather and mass import external identifiers into become property of wikidata items? Specifically I am talking about subject identifier (P5732) bilibili ID (P5733) Moegirlpedia Chinese Article Entry (P5737) .C933103 (talk) 15:40, 2 September 2018 (UTC)}}

Have you checked Wikidata:Data Import Guide, which I believe someone linked in Wikidata:project chat? --Nemo 16:42, 2 September 2018 (UTC)
Yes I have, however a main point of the instruction seems to be copying over information into spreadsheet, but I am not too sure in general how could it be done effectively when the information would be scattered on different webpages on target site.C933103 (talk) 17:18, 2 September 2018 (UTC)
@C933103: that requires "scraping" your source website first. There are various tools to do that, such as web browser extensions, or tools more oriented towards Wikidata, such as Mixn'match (see the corresponding blog post here: − Pintoch (talk) 18:50, 2 September 2018 (UTC)
Something like this? Seems like it stuck at Nan, what's wrong? (edit: it seems like it is now fixed... but..[see next section]) C933103 (talk) 04:12, 7 September 2018 (UTC) subject identifier (P5732)[edit]

@Pintoch: I am trying to scrap ids from the site however I don't know how to make the tool give proper encoding. For instance, the webpage itself when scrapped by the scrapper, would display something like <a href="/subject/12" title="人形电脑天使心" property="v:itemreviewed">ちょびっツ</a> while the title and the tag content should be Unicode strings instead. Checking/unchecking the "UTF8-encode" checkbox change nothing. On the other hand if I scrap from then it would be display as "name":"\u3061\u3087\u3073\u3063\u30c4" Which used the \uxxxx scheme to encode unicode characters. How to decode those characters properly in both cases? C933103 (talk) 11:34, 7 September 2018 (UTC)

@C933103: That seems to be a problem with Unicode handling that you could report to Magnus Manske, who maintains that tool. − Pintoch (talk) 12:16, 7 September 2018 (UTC)

Prog Archives[edit]


I see the website Prog Archives [1] isn't actually a valid identifier for Wikipedia pages.

I think it must be for progressive bands and albums, than Encyclopaedia Metallum [2] is valid for metal bands and albums.

What's your opinion about ?

--Astio k (talk) 20:07, 14 September 2018 (UTC)