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Call for project proposals (software applications based on Wikidata)Edit

Hi Beireke1,

If you guys are planning to create software applications that make use of the performing arts data you have ingested into Wikidata, this call for projects might be of interest to you. If you have any questions, please let me know (beat.estermann(at)

-- Cheers, Beat Estermann (talk) 08:54, 25 January 2019 (UTC)

Hein PicardEdit

Hein Picard (Q42853895) - no incoming links, just a name, that is pretty general, and a reference that is is mentioned in a location of some archive. To me, this is a useless, full random, created article, that could refer to every Hein Picard on this planet. Why did you create this? Edoderoo (talk) 06:30, 7 August 2019 (UTC)

@Edoderoo: It makes perfect sense to have this entry on Wikidata; it should however be expanded by further statements to make it easily distinguishable from other entries (see the related Wikipedia article for further data). Statements about the content of archival collections fall within the scope of the WikiProject Archival Description. They concern the second layer of information described in figure 1 of the following article: "An International Knowledge Base for All Heritage Institutions". Whether the related stub article on Dutch Wikipedia makes sense is subject to discussion on the Dutch Wikipedia. Typically, whenever a heritage institution decides to preserve the archival fonds of a person, the relevancy of the fonds and the person has been assessed and a minimum of information about this person has been collected. If we want to avoid useless notability discussions on Wikipedia, we can just go by the rule that the notability criteria have been fulfilled whenever a heritage institution considers a person relevant enough to preserve their archival fonds. But this is obviously up to every Wikipedia community to decide. --Beat Estermann (talk) 06:55, 7 August 2019 (UTC)
As an afterthought, after consulting the archive database of Letterenhuis, I wonder whether the "archives at" statement is justified in this case, as there seems to be no archival fonds directly attributed to Hein Picard; he is however mentioned on several database entries. A common policy regarding the usage of "archives at" should be agreed upon in the context of WikiProject Archival Description. --Beat Estermann (talk) 07:34, 7 August 2019 (UTC)

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@Edoderoo: I improved this item (which was obviously not useless, thanks for the creation Beireke1 !), you could (and should) have done the same. « that could refer to every Hein Picard on this planet » apparently, you didn't even read the only reference provided which clearly stated that the archive was created by "Picard Hein (24/10/1925 - 20/11/1988)". Cheers, VIGNERON (talk) 07:52, 7 August 2019 (UTC)

You are right, I overlooked the extra information. Maybe I'll check after my holidays if I can pythonically read that website, to auto-improve such items. I get at least once a month a new Dutch lemma that needs/can be attached to an item like this. Edoderoo (talk) 08:02, 7 August 2019 (UTC)
@Edoderoo: no problem, it happens to everyone (myself first  ). And if you could do the improvement with Python it would be great! Cdlt, VIGNERON (talk) 12:55, 7 August 2019 (UTC)
@Edoderoo:@VIGNERON:@Beat Estermann: Sorry for my late reaction, but it seems like you three together solved the initial misunderstanding regarding the relevance of the item that I created. In the structured data that are available, there is no distinction between "the one and only archive" from a person and "archival material" from this person being in a collection. That is why I could only group them all under the "archives at" property, which I believe in way certainly makes sense. It would of course be great if the data could be enriched pythonically, as you say, Edoderoo.Beireke1 (talk) 13:17, 27 August 2019 (UTC)

Community Insights SurveyEdit

RMaung (WMF) 17:38, 10 September 2019 (UTC)

Reminder: Community Insights SurveyEdit

RMaung (WMF) 19:54, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

New OpenRefine reconciliation serviceEdit


Thank you for wearing the {{User loves OpenRefine}} userbox on your user page!

Because the existing Wikidata reconciliation service has had severe performance issues recently, I have created a new one which should be faster and more robust. You can add it to OpenRefine in the reconciliation dialog with the following URL: (or by replacing en by any other language code).

If you have any issues with this new service, let me know.

Happy reconciling! − Pintoch (talk)