App/Wiki types/Wikidata

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Wikidata ( is the Wikimedia Foundation's approach to centralizing data across all its wikis. To quote from its main page:

It is for data what Wikimedia Commons is for media files: it centralizes access to and management of structured data, such as interwiki references and statistical information. Wikidata contains data in all languages for which there are Wikimedia projects.[1]

This page has a brief explanation of wikidata in relation to XOWA.

Phase 1: Interlanguage links

Phase 1 began in February of 2013. It involved moving all language links from an individual page to Wikidata.

For example, used to have a link at the bottom of the page with the text of [[fr:Terre]]. This was a link to the Earth article on .

With Phase 1, this link was removed, and now Wikipedia does a lookup into wikidata to find the corresponding Terre article.

As of v0.3.2 (2013-03-25) XOWA now emulates that process, but requires that be downloaded.

Phase 2: Infoboxes

Phase 2 is scheduled to start at the end of March 2013. It involves moving infoboxes data to Wikidata

XOWA currently supports basic features of Phase 2 -- namely the {{#property}}.


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