[Tagging] part_of:wikidata key

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Tue Nov 28 14:59:17 UTC 2017

On 28 November 2017 at 14:36, Kevin Kenny <kevin.b.kenny+osm at gmail.com> wrote:

> Wikidata, to me, is mysterious.

> I don't believe that I've ever actually seen an application that
> uses it

* Google Search uses it
* Google Translate uses it
* The BBC website uses it
* The Quora website uses it [1]
* Songkick uses it [2]
* The UK Parliament uses it (or are about to)
* The International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI) Authority use it
* Wikipedia(!) uses it

These are just a few examples. Often, the end users of these systems
will not know that they are using a system that in turn uses Wikidata.

A list of other sites and services - far from complete - that use it
for authority control (i.e. disambiguation) is at:


[1] https://blog.quora.com/Announcing-Wikidata-References-on-Topics

[2] https://blog.songkick.com/combining-forces-with-the-wikipedia-universe-38b562ced1e8

Andy Mabbett

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