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Wikidata: Verifiable, Linked Open Knowledge that Anyone Can Edit

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Air date: Friday, September 23, 2016, 9:00:00 AM
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Category: Special
Runtime: 01:07:20
Description: The NIH Frontiers in Data Science Lecture

As the largest and most popular general reference work on the Internet, Wikipedia is one of the primary entry points to scholarly literature and a primary channel for the dissemination of scientific content. Scholarly communities may be less familiar with the role Wikipedia plays as a source of linked open data for a large number of applications and services. In this talk, Dr. Taraborelli will give an overview of Wikidata, the collaborative knowledge base that anyone can edit, and Wikipedia's fastest growing sister project. He will focus specifically on Wikidata initiatives of relevance to the scientific community as well as recent efforts to build an open bibliographic and citation repository in Wikidata to help volunteer contributors build the sum of human knowledge. Preserving the provenance and verifiability of information in Wikipedia is critical to the viability of the project. He will showcase several ways in which human, machine, and expert curation can help achieve this goal and how scholarly communities can leverage this knowledge corpus via open APIs.

Dario Taraborelli is a social computing researcher and open knowledge advocate based in San Francisco. He is currently Head of Research at the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia and its sister projects. His research spans the behavioral and social aspects of online collaboration and commons-based peer production. As a co-author of the Altmetrics Manifesto and a long-standing open access advocate, he is interested in the design of open systems to promote, track, and measure the impact, reuse, and discoverability of research objects.

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Author: Taraborelli, Dario.
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Abstract: (CIT): The NIH Frontiers in Data Science Lecture As the largest and most popular general reference work on the Internet, Wikipedia is one of the primary entry points to scholarly literature and a primary channel for the dissemination of scientific content. Scholarly communities may be less familiar with the role Wikipedia plays as a source of linked open data for a large number of applications and services. In this talk, Dr. Taraborelli will give an overview of Wikidata, the collaborative knowledge base that anyone can edit, and Wikipedia's fastest growing sister project. He will focus specifically on Wikidata initiatives of relevance to the scientific community as well as recent efforts to build an open bibliographic and citation repository in Wikidata to help volunteer contributors build the sum of human knowledge. Preserving the provenance and verifiability of information in Wikipedia is critical to the viability of the project. He will showcase several ways in which human, machine, and expert curation can help achieve this goal and how scholarly communities can leverage this knowledge corpus via open APIs. Dario Taraborelli is a social computing researcher and open knowledge advocate based in San Francisco. He is currently Head of Research at the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia and its sister projects. His research spans the behavioral and social aspects of online collaboration and commons-based peer production. As a co-author of the Altmetrics Manifesto and a long-standing open access advocate, he is interested in the design of open systems to promote, track, and measure the impact, reuse, and discoverability of research objects.
Subjects: Databases, Factual
Encyclopedias as Topic
Internet
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