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Wed 11 April 2012, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
congress for adults
In 2012 Wikimedia starts to build a new platform for the collaborative acquisition and maintenance of structured data: Wikidata. The Department for Information and Communication Technology of the National Museums in Berlin proudly hosts this meeting in Berlin to perpetuate its commitment for the subject.
The meeting can be seen as continuation of the workshop about Linked Open Data at the EVA Conference Berlin, where Andreas Bienert as representative of the department emphasized the important role of collaboration for cultural memory organizations.
Wikidata's prime purpose is to be used within the other Wikimedia projects, like Wikipedia, to provide well-maintained, high-quality data. The nature and requirements of the Wikimedia projects require to develop a few novel, or at least unusual features for Wikidata: Wikidata will be a secondary database, i.e. instead of containing facts it will contain references for facts. It will be fully internationalized. It will contain inconsistent and contradictory facts,in order to represent the diversity of knowledge about a given entity.
Participants have to register with "The Berlin Semantic Web Meetup Group" (see link "Registration") in advance. The meeting will be held in the "Brugsch-Pascha-Saal", Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 2-8, 10117 Berlin.
Location: Archäologisches Zentrum
Meeting point: Brugsch-Pascha-Saal, Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 2-8, 10117 Berlin