Wikidata:WikidataCon 2017/Submissions/Creating a collaborative ontology for Wikidata

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Submission no. 10
Title of the submission

Creating a collaborative ontology for Wikidata

Author(s) of the submission


E-mail address

andreasmperu at

Country of origin


Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

Type of session

Discussion or meetup --Micru (talk) 21:46, 24 August 2014 (UTC) Tobias1984 (talk) TomT0m (talk) Genewiki123 (talk) Emw (talk) 03:09, 9 September 2014 (UTC) —Ruud 16:15, 9 December 2014 (UTC) Emitraka (talk) 14:32, 14 October 2015 (UTC) Bovlb (talk) 19:10, 21 October 2015 (UTC) Peter F. Patel-Schneider (talk) 22:21, 23 October 2015 (UTC) ArthurPSmith (talk) 15:51, 5 November 2015 (UTC) --Daniel Mietchen (talk) 20:53, 3 January 2016 (UTC) --Harmonia Amanda (talk) 22:00, 27 February 2016 (UTC) --Lechatpito (talk) --Andrawaag (talk) 14:42, 13 April 2016 (UTC) --ChristianKl (talk) 16:22, 6 July 2016 (UTC) --Cmungall Cmungall (talk) 13:49, 8 July 2016 (UTC) Cord Wiljes (talk) 16:53, 28 September 2016 (UTC) DavRosen (talk) 23:07, 15 February 2017 (UTC) Vladimir Alexiev (talk) 07:01, 24 February 2017 (UTC) Pintoch (talk) 22:42, 5 March 2017 (UTC) Fuzheado (talk) 14:43, 15 May 2017 (UTC) YULdigitalpreservation (talk) 14:37, 14 June 2017 (UTC) PKM (talk) 00:24, 17 June 2017 (UTC) Fractaler (talk) 14:42, 17 June 2017 (UTC) Andreasmperu Diana de la Iglesia Jsamwrites (talk) Finn Årup Nielsen (fnielsen) (talk) 12:39, 24 August 2017 (UTC) Alessandro Piscopo (talk) 17:02, 4 September 2017 (UTC) Ptolusque (.-- .. -.- ..) 01:47, 14 September 2017 (UTC) Gamaliel (talk) --Horcrux92 (talk) 11:19, 12 November 2017 (UTC) MartinPoulter (talk) Bamyers99 (talk) 16:47, 18 March 2018 (UTC) Malore (talk) Wurstbruch (talk) 22:59, 4 April 2018 (UTC) Dcflyer (talk) 07:50, 9 September 2018 (UTC)

Pictogram voting comment.svg Notified participants of WikiProject Ontology

Length of session

45 min or 1 hour

Ideal number of attendees

More than 5

EtherPad for documentation


Creating a collaborative ontology for Wikidata is not exactly an easy task. External ontologies have provided guidelines, but also conflicting views on modeling or core concept trees, so Wikidata had to create its own ontology. Ontology problems have been constantly discussed in Project Chat and in Wikidata:WikiProject Ontology, so I would like a meeting to discuss how the creation process is going, how Wikidatans have collaborated (or not) to create one or several ontologies, how similar has been the process in Wikidata compared to other collaborative ontologies, and which are the most pressing issues that need to be addressed. Finally, it would be nice to hear as many opinions as possible as to how to move forward.

What will attendees take away from this session?
  1. An understanding of the current situation.
  2. Agreements about how to move forward.
  3. Ideas to solve some existent problems.
  4. Tasks ahead.
Slides or further information
Special requests

Interested attendees[edit]

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  1. Maxlath (talk)
  2. --YULdigitalpreservation (talk) 11:47, 1 August 2017 (UTC)
  3. Frank.gerhardt (talk) 21:51, 9 August 2017 (UTC)
  4. Sic19 (talk) 20:37, 20 August 2017 (UTC)