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How do you do what you do?Edit

What is the academic discipline or tradition that you are using to give you the language to be able to discuss classification in the way that you do? Do you have any suggestions for what I as a total beginner might be able to read to be able to explain concepts on Wikidata as you do? What is your level of expertise in talking about this kind of classification and how much time commitment did you make to be able to talk in this way? Blue Rasberry (talk) 14:56, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

Lane, when I talk about classification I often use language from ontology, a field of computer science concerned with formal knowledge representation. I tend to use vocabulary from the Web Ontology Language -- OWL. OWL is an ontology language for the Semantic Web recommended by the W3C. It's based on RDF and RDFS.
In addition to the resources linked above, I'd recommend anyone interested in the subject to read the W3C OWL2 Primer. I also recommend The Semantic Web, a 2001 Scientific American article by Tim Berners-Lee and other researchers that laid out a motivating vision. Since you're interested in biology, it's worth pointing out that biologists have been a very active bunch in ontology and Semantic Web practices, coming up with a broad family of ontologies called OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies) -- see The OBO Foundry: coordinated evolution of ontologies to support biomedical data integration by Barry Smith et al. Check out the Wikidata reading list, too.
I have been enthralled with Wikidata and its potential for structuring knowledge for about a year. I don't consider myself to be an ontology expert, but I have spent a major chunk of this year familiarizing myself with the field and related topics discussed above. I think ontology, the Semantic Web and OWL are all very important things to have in mind as we try to structure all human knowledge. Emw (talk) 13:58, 17 December 2013 (UTC)


Just created Orphanet ID (P1550). Thanks for supporting it. -Tobias1984 (talk) 16:53, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

has index case (P1660) has been createdEdit

I've created "has index case", let me know if I erred, this is my first property creation. :P --AmaryllisGardener talk 03:55, 28 December 2014 (UTC)

health specialty (P1995)Edit

health specialty (P1995) is ready. --Tobias1984 (talk) 11:14, 14 July 2015 (UTC)


price (P2284) can now be used. --Tobias1984 (talk) 10:21, 8 November 2015 (UTC)

Reference ranges for clinical laboratory testsEdit

Hello! I'd like to create new properties to describe the clinical laboratory tests. If you don't mind, would you give me some comments on Wikidata:Property_proposal/reference_value? Thanks, --Okkn (talk) 06:32, 12 April 2018 (UTC)

Representation of Wikidata at the Wikimedia movement strategy processEdit

Hi Bluerasberry, I'm contacting you because I would like your support and your comments on my proposal to represent the Wikidata community at the Wikimedia movement strategy process. I'm contacting you in private because you are a member of the Wikidata Community User Group and I thought that this could be relevant for you.--Micru (talk) 18:43, 18 June 2018 (UTC)


Hi Lane,

We discussed geoshapes in Wikidata a few months ago. I have created a few of sets of geoshapes since then, including countries of the world and US States, and linked from my userpage examples of queries to visualise data as choropleth maps. Documentation of the workflow is high on my things to do list; I am now using AutoWikiBrowser to create the mapdata in Commons. Also, check out the Wikidata Visualization tool if you have not seen it already.

All the best, Simon Cobb (Sic19 ; talk page) 20:20, 12 September 2018 (UTC)

Loading Clinical Trials via BotEdit

Here's a google sheet of the clinical trials found in wikidata today.

As of this afternoon (2/7/19), looks like there are ~1,500; User:Mahdimoqri has added most of them.

A couple things...

  1. Will reach out to User:Mahdimoqri so maybe I can coordinate with him.
  2. User:Mahdimoqri is linking studies to conditions using property P1050 rather than P2175 . I'm fine with either and maybe P1050 is preferred?
  3. Thinking I need to adjust my bot to find studies already existing in wikidata and add missing properties. What do you think?

(BTW - this is my very first talk, so please excuse any egregious breaches in etiquette.)  – The preceding unsigned comment was added by Tibbs001 (talk • contribs) at 7 February 2019‎ (UTC).

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