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Welcome to Wikidata, Sebastian Wallroth!

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Best regards, Stryn (talk) 08:08, 26 November 2012 (UTC)

Denkmalliste BrandenburgEdit

Nun geht es los, die Denkmal-Items laufen in der Liste der Regelverletzungen auf, da fehlen Koordinaten, Verwaltungseinheiten etc., kannst es dir ja mal angucken. Queryzo (talk) 22:45, 15 December 2016 (UTC)

Dover PassageEdit

Hello Sebastian Wallroth.

You have made a mistake with Q21917769. You have merged a watercourse in Canada with a street in Copenhagen, which just happens to have the same name. --Dannebrog Spy (talk) 10:46, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for the hint. --Sebastian Wallroth (talk) 10:49, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

pronunciation audio - probably should be on lexemesEdit

Hi - I notice you've been adding pronunciation audio for a lot of items in Wikidata. Since items represent "concepts" (across any language) rather than words (in a specific language), and the labels may be changed since several words can represent the same concept, it's probably better to move these relations to the corresponding lexeme entries, like organization/organisation (L4333). Check in with Wikidata talk:Lexicographical data if you have any questions about working with lexemes. Thanks for getting all these audio files! ArthurPSmith (talk) 14:52, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Hi ArthurPSmith, you are absolutely right. The problem is, that the Lingua Libre bot is overloaded. Can you help me with this? I need a list of all lexeme IDs for a given list of words (i.e. Schirm,Schirms,Schirme) where the words can be the value of several lexemes. --Sebastian Wallroth (talk) 16:45, 17 May 2019 (UTC)
I'm not sure quite what you're asking for, but you should be able to do it with the query service. For example, see this query for all lexemes with a form that matches "Schirm", providing some details about the data associated with it (click "Edit SPARQL" from the menu to see the original query syntax). ArthurPSmith (talk) 18:20, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Problems for item pronunciationEdit

Hallo, Sebastian! I came here to mention Items->Lexeme transition too. Now I just want to show some examples of problems linked with adding pronunciations to items. Mainly they are caused by non-unique correspondence between words and notions.

  1. As you understand one item like family name (Q101352) can have different denoting words, just look at label and aliases: "Nachname", "Zuname", "Schreibname", "Geburtsname", "Ehename", "Geschlechtsname". You've just recoreded "Familienname".
  2. At hair (Q28472) you've added "Haar" but probably it is more logical to have some plural form like "Haare" or "Haarschaft". Also look at hair (biomaterial) (Q40895177) which I don't understand and head hair (Q336128).
  3. Human word like "Regenwürmer" may correspond to several scientific names like Lumbricidae (Q2925555) and earthworm (Q124378). Also
  4. Sometimes you are choosing even not a label but alias like in thank you (Q19279214). What about manometer (Q216782)? I cannot even find a word you pronounced among labels and aliases. And do you know what is Q12311350? --Infovarius (talk) 11:04, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Grüss. --Infovarius (talk) 10:59, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Hi User:Infovarius, I'm playing around with https://lingualibre.fr/ There you can record files for lexemes as well as for Wikipedia articles. What I did is getting a list of wikidata entries with queries like https://w.wiki/4BV and lingua libre adds the files to the wikidata entries. I hope this answers the question, how and why a add pronounciations files. --Sebastian Wallroth (talk) 11:32, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Merge of podcast episode (Q61855877) into podcast (Q24634210)Edit


I don’t think this merger was a good idea yet:

Based on this, I don’t think the merge was a good idea. What do you think? Jean-Fred (talk) 10:39, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

I was reading it like this: There are podcasts, consisting of podcast episodes, and podcasting is the producing/hosting of podcasts. This compares to blogs, consisting of blog posts, where blogging is the writing/hosting of blogs. I did the merge having this is my mind. What do you think? --Sebastian Wallroth (talk) 11:33, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
I think we are mostly in agreement here (I like your analogy to blogposts too :)) But what I said above still stands: podcast episode (Q61855877) is a podcast episode, podcast (Q24634210) is a podcast show − hence merging the former into the latter does not work, does it? Jean-Fred (talk) 11:46, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
In that case, please revert the merge. I'll change the German title afterwards. --Sebastian Wallroth (talk) 11:50, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
  Done! :) Jean-Fred (talk) 22:03, 28 June 2019 (UTC)

Next meetup in BerlinEdit

Hello Sebastian and @A ka es:,

I remember that we talked about the Wikidata meetups in Berlin during Wikimania but I can't remember what you told me, I'm sorry. Is there a new one planned soon?

Could you imagine organizing one in October, close to the dates of the WikidataCon (25-26.10)? It could be nice for people who are in Berlin but can't attend to the conference, or for people who are attending but would like a short introduction beforehand.

If you need anything, let me know. Lea Lacroix (WMDE) (talk) 13:38, 26 August 2019 (UTC)