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Data Migration Specialist at LYRASIS

Data modelEdit

  • [Generic Tree] - generate trees from Wikidata structures, such as subclasses, administrative divisions, and taxons


Find and explore properties. "Properties useful for..." in the Notes section below collects specific properties salient to topics I'm working on.

Ranking and deprecating statementsEdit


Working out models, best practices, enrichment of entries in certain areas...

Find stuff to doEdit

Tools and resources for editing, etc.Edit

  • Keyboard shortcuts (enable via preferences)
  • Recoin -- Recoin ("Relative Completeness Indicator") is a script that extends Wikidata entity pages with information about the relative completeness of the information. Relative completeness refers to the extent of information found on an item in comparison with other similar items.
  • Property trees -- Generate lists and trees from Wikidata structures, such as subclasses, administrative divisions, and taxons.
  • QuickStatements -- Enter statements in a tab delimited format
  • TABernacle tool | help
  • PetScan -- PetScan can generate lists of Wikipedia (and related projects) pages or Wikidata items that match certain criteria...
  • Request item deletion
  • Do Not Merge list whitelist pairs to keep them from being merged (or considered for merge)
  • Daty -- In development Daty is a free cross-platform advanced Wikidata editor adhering to GNOME Human Interface Guidelines, intended to enable better editing workflow. Use Daty to search, select, read, batch edit items, script actions, share, visualize proposed changes and bots.

Living peopleEdit

Querying / SPARQLEdit

Examples of GLAM applications using WikidataEdit

  • Scholia -- Scholarly profile pages constructed from queries to Wikidata Query Service.


Properties useful for...Edit

Authority control for peopleEdit

Instances of: Wikidata property for authority control for people (Q19595382)

SELECT ?item ?itemLabel 
  ?item wdt:P31 wd:Q19595382.
  SERVICE wikibase:label { bd:serviceParam wikibase:language "[AUTO_LANGUAGE],en". }

Mythology, deities, etc.Edit

  • appears in the form of P4675
  • incarnation of P3701
  • possessed by spirit P4292
  • superhuman feature or ability P2563
  • totem P2831
  • worshipped by P1049

Follow upEdit

My cryptic notes about stuff to wrap up.

Deletion requestEdit


The longitudinal effects of medical treatment on the intellectual functioning and academic achievement of pediatric oncology patients
Netherton, Sandra Dee. Texas Tech University, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 1990. 9115353. 

Query examplesEdit

People whose archives are held by Computer History Museum and their employersEdit


SELECT ?person ?personLabel ?employer ?employerLabel ("00FFFF" AS ?rgb) WHERE {
  ?person wdt:P485 wd:Q964035.
  ?person wdt:P108 ?employer.
  SERVICE wikibase:label { bd:serviceParam wikibase:language "en". }

items with Collective Biographies of Women ID (P4539) AND without English Wikipedia articlesEdit

# items with Collective Biographies of Women ID (P4539) AND without English Wikipedia articles  
SELECT ?item ?itemLabel ?val
  ?item wdt:P4539 ?val.
    ?articleEn schema:about ?item.
    ?articleEn schema:isPartOf <>.
  SERVICE wikibase:label { bd:serviceParam wikibase:language "[AUTO_LANGUAGE],en". }

Count most used properties for instances of a class (Books)Edit

SELECT ?prop ?propLabel ?count WHERE {
        SELECT ?prop (COUNT(DISTINCT ?item) AS ?count) WHERE {
           hint:Query hint:optimizer "None" .
           ?item wdt:P31 wd:Q571 .
           ?item ?p ?id .
           ?prop wikibase:directClaim ?p .
        }  GROUP BY ?prop
    SERVICE wikibase:label {
        bd:serviceParam wikibase:language "en" .
} ORDER BY DESC (?count)