Wikidata:WikidataCon 2017/Submissions/Try our prototype of the query builder

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Submission no.
Title of the submission
Try our prototype of the query builder

Author(s) of the submission
Jakob Warkotsch
E-mail address
jakob.warkotsch at
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Wikimedia Deutschland

Type of session
Other (user interface evaluation)
Length of session
~15 minutes for each session
Ideal number of attendees


The Query Service is a powerful tool for getting information out of Wikidata, but not everyone knows SPARQL and is familiar with the SPARQL endpoint’s RDF schema. As part of my master’s thesis I developed a graphical query builder which allows Wikidata users to build queries without any SPARQL knowledge being required. In this session I would like each attendee to individually try out the latest prototype and give me feedback about its usability and usefulness. The query builder is especially targeted towards people who are interested in using Wikidata queries to generate lists for Wikipedia.

What will attendees take away from this session?
  1. Try out the latest version of the query builder
  2. Give feedback and your ideas on improving the query builder
  3. Help me evaluate the result of my master’s thesis :)
Special requests

I would like each attendee to try out the application individually so a small booth or table with two chairs in a relatively quiet corner and minimal distractions would be great. Ideally I would like to carry out the evaluation with 20-25 different people with each session taking about 15-20 minutes.

Interested attendees[edit]

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  1. Ijon (talk) 04:14, 1 August 2017 (UTC)
  2. Susanna Ånäs (Susannaanas) (talk) 05:04, 1 August 2017 (UTC)
  3. Gikü (talk) 15:20, 21 August 2017 (UTC)
  4. —M@sssly 14:58, 23 August 2017 (UTC)
  5. Queryzo (talk) 15:22, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
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