[Irtalk] The Next Big Step For Wikidata: Forming a Hub For Researchers - Slashdot

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Mon Jan 5 21:46:14 SAST 2015

Wikidata, Wikimedia's free linked database that supplies Wikipedia and its
sister projects, is gearing up to submit a grant application to the EU that
would expand Wikidata's scope by developing it as a science hub. ... This
proposal is significant because no other open collaborative project ... can
connect the free databases in the world across disciplinary and linguistic
boundaries. ...*the project will be capable of providing a unique open
service: for the first time, that will allow both citizens and professional
scientists from any research or language community to integrate their
databases into an open global structure, to publicly annotate, verify,
criticize and improve the quality of available data, to define its limits,
to contribute to the evolution of its ontology, and to make all this
available to everyone, without any restrictions on use and reuse.*

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