[Tagging] Wikidata tag

Janko Mihelić janjko at gmail.com
Wed Feb 27 11:15:41 UTC 2013

2013/2/27 Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>

> What is the relation between wikidata and wikipedia? Couldn't one get
> the wikidata-reference code by looking up the wikipedia article name?
> In this case it would be an unnecessary duplication of information to
> also have a wikidata tag.

But the wikipedia tag gives you only one language article. Now, if you go
on a wikipedia article and open that little map, it shows the polygon or
node taken from Openstreetmap. But it only works for the language that is
in the wikipedia tag. Sure that could be solved by some algorithms, but
this is a simpler, nicer solution.

> I like the idea to use URIs for operators, like suggested in your
> proposal, but these have to be correct, e.g. the McDonald's example
> from your proposal doesn't work, it would be plain wrong, as
> McDonald's is a franchise and most McDonald's "restaurants" are not
> operated by the McDonald's Corporation.

Then we can use franchise:wikidata=*

> This example also shows that
> the data wikidata offers for the moment is not quite detailed, there
> seems to be no other information than the common name in various
> languages (e.g. there is no information about the address, not even
> the full name including the legal form (corporation etc.), no contact
> details, no management, business volume or any other interesting
> information regarding a company).

Wikidata is quite a vibrant community,  I'm sure all the details are going
to be put in. It is all still pretty new.

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