Wikidata:WikidataCon 2017/Submissions/Introduction to the Wikidata Query Service and SPARQL

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Submission no. 34
Title of the submission
Introduction to the Wikidata Query Service and SPARQL

Author(s) of the submission
Lucas Werkmeister aka WikidataFacts
E-mail address
mail at
Country of origin
Germany (Q183)
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Wikimedia Deutschland (Q8288) (intern, software development)

Type of session
Length of session
preferably 1 hour but 30 minutes is also okay if it fits better in the program
Ideal number of attendees
EtherPad for documentation


This will be a more advanced introduction to the Wikidata Query Service than the submission Query Wikidata - Basics Workshop, focusing on SPARQL. Attendees will learn what the underlying data model of the query service is, how SPARQL works and how to write their own queries.

What will attendees take away from this session?
  1. How to write SPARQL queries
  2. How Wikidata maps to RDF
Slides or further information

I’ve held similar workshops at WikiCite 2017 (Vienna) and at Wikidata-Wahldaten-Workshop 2017 (Ulm). (The slides aren’t especially interesting, because the usual MO is that people start asking questions – “how do you do this? can you also do that?” – and I stop following the slides and instead keep answering questions.)

Special requests

Ideally, attendees would be able to attend both Query Wikidata - Basics Workshop and this workshop, in that order (the basics workshop first).

Interested attendees[edit]

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  1. --Carlojoseph14 (talk) 17:33, 25 August 2017 (UTC)...
  2. [[kgh]] (talk) 21:51, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
  3. --Sky xe (talk) 12:58, 23 October 2017 (UTC)
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