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MediaWiki Developer Summit 2015 proposal: Wikidata Query Service
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An introduction and possibly early demo of the Wikidata Query Service. Discussion about the upcoming public API (T85181), with an emphasis on collecting use cases and thoughts about API options.

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We just discussed this in the team and agreed that this session does not necessarily need to be in the main track. We are hoping to use this more for the collection of use cases and discussion about the API, which won't necessarily be interesting to all participants.

Qgil triaged this task as Medium priority.Jan 12 2015, 7:58 PM

Could we also discuss what is available from the existing APIs? A lot of people aren't familiar with what's already available.

Would you guys recommend covering the existing Wikidata API capabilities as part of this session or should we create a separate session for that?

Would you guys recommend covering the existing Wikidata API capabilities as part of this session or should we create a separate session for that?

Do you mean http://wdq.wmflabs.org/ or other apis in Wikidata? I'd like to keep this focused on the kinds of questions you can ask a service like http://wdq.wmflabs.org/. I don't want to get into api specifics at all unless we run out of time brainstorming things.

The plan is:

  1. What is Wikidata
  2. Show etherpad with a list of questions (in English) that you can ask wdq and wikidata-gremlin. These will be sourced from wikigrok and wikidata team's brainstorming.
  3. Talk about those question and write more of them.

If we run out of time we can talk about query syntax issues but that is just begging for bikeshedding. I'm more interested in getting a big list of questions and taking the bikeshedding to mailing lists.

This session is totally selfish - I'm not doing it to teach. I'm doing it to learn from others.

I think it'd be cool to have someone who's quick with wdq add links to the etherpad to execute the questions there.

I'm probably one of the more experienced Wikidata users. I could do a short introduction on how wdq is used now.

Qgil closed this task as Resolved.Apr 30 2015, 10:42 AM
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