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Adding Italian labelsEdit
@Sky xe: It seems like you add Italian labels in bulk based on questionable assumptions of about how names make up a label. It seems like you added the edit for Gottfried August Hauff (Q25798393) after I pinged you for the flawed edit on Pierre Bernard (Q7192082). In general, it would be good to get a bot approval for doing batch jobs like this. In this case, do you have a plan about what to do with the created edits? ChristianKl (talk) 13:58, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
@ChristianKl, I worked on adding lables of some categories in Arabic and Italian, based on first and last names of the persons (who had no label). Is there a problem with that? Greetings!
- @Sky xe: The basic problem is that that a person who's called "John Adam Jonathan Smith" doesn't necessarily go under the name Jonathan Smith. On Wikidata the person would be listed as having "John", "Adam" and "Jonathan" as first names and "Smith" as last name. Your bot gives that person first the label "John Smith", then overwrites it with "Adam Smith" and then overwrites it with "Jonathan Smith". For people who have exactly one first and one last name it's likely possible to add labels by simply reading the two fields. For people who have multiple first names or last names, it gets more complicated. ChristianKl (talk) 07:20, 18 June 2017 (UTC)
@ChristianKl: Thanks, yes I got it and you're right about the mentioned items. Although I still don't understand the overwriting process, since I did it only one time, since I did it half-automatic without a bot and only for "current items without Italian/Arabic label". Anyways, I'll avoid creating the labels on this way for the moment to be on the safe side.
- If you are interested in going about this manually, there is a query that returns candidates for the process that you were trying to automate (just replace 'bn' with 'ar' and I think you're good to go). Mahir256 (talk) 19:01, 26 June 2017 (UTC)
Dear Mahir256, thanks a lot for the query. I think it could be the solution. Still face the run out problem, but at least it works with a very limited output and might be enhanced. Nice!
Possible incorrect descriptionsEdit
Should be "مقالة علمية نشرت بتاريخ 2008", not "مقالة علمية نشرت بتاريخ 1-1-2008".--GZWDer (talk) 06:05, 26 June 2017 (UTC)
@ GZWDer: actually it is not critical since it is the same description format used in other wikis, since 01/01 stands typically for the unknown day/month. Anyway i did it more advanced and corrected it as follows: now it includes the full date only if it is available, otherwise the date is limited to month+year or only year, also depending on their availability. Thanks for the note :) .. greetings!
Please don't run multiple instances of quickstatements at the same time. You've edited at a rate of 240 edits per minute in the last 24hr, while our limit is mostly around 60. This has effect on the dispatch of Wikidata changes to other projects. Sjoerd de Bruin (talk) 22:50, 18 October 2017 (UTC)
Mass addition of academic papersEdit
I recall a bit over a year ago you had asked about the addition of scientific papers in engineering fields to Wikidata. There is an update to the SourceMD tool (thanks @Daniel Mietchen:!) that can create items for papers (and even books!) when the tool is given a list of DOIs (respectively ISBNs). I have seen a lot of people who previously didn't have anything to do with academic papers suddenly begin to add papers with this tool, so I thought you would find this interesting. (Maybe I'll find some time to add the entire corpus of Association for Computational Linguistics (Q4346375) works someday...) Mahir256 (talk) 01:43, 10 September 2018 (UTC)
@Mahir256: Sorry for being so late. Was a long time absent from the wikidata world, but coming back soon. Thank you a lot for the notification, because I still very interested about the mass import and data completion of scientific articles to do scientific research, especially about electrical enginering and information technologies. --Sky xe (talk) 12:01, 5 March 2019 (UTC)