Wikidata:WikiProject Disambiguation pages

Disambiguation in Wikipedia is the process of resolving the conflicts that arise when a single term is ambiguous, as it refers to more than one topic covered by Wikipedia articles. For example, the word "Mercury" can refer to an element, a planet, a Roman god, and many other things. There are several methods to disambiguate in Wikipedia, the only one requiring a Wikidata item is the disambiguation page which represents 10% of all Wikipedia pages. Every Wikipedia should have templates for disambiguation pages in the specific language which add __DISAMBIG__ magic word to them. The features of disambiguation pages differ from usual article pages in major attributes, what makes it necessary to have separate rules to handle them in Wikidata.

GuidelinesEdit

Wikidata:WikiProject Disambiguation pages/guidelines

Examples

To do stuffEdit

  • Items to cleanup: https://wikidata-todo.toolforge.org/related_properties.php?q=claim[31%3A4167410]

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ToolEdit

It was created a tool to check if all sitelinks in a item are disambiguations page or not. Is based on magic word __DISAMBIG__.

To use it copy and paste the following line into your common.js.

mw.loader.load( '//www.wikidata.org/w/index.php?title=User:Matěj_Suchánek/checkSitelinks.js&action=raw&ctype=text/javascript' );

Statistics and queriesEdit

On 29th July 2018 there were 1,283,250 items with instance of (P31)Wikimedia disambiguation page (Q4167410).

On 28th October 2022 there were 1,414,334 items with instance of (P31)Wikimedia disambiguation page (Q4167410), 1,499,455 considering also items being instance of (P31) of a subclass of (P279) of Wikimedia disambiguation page (Q4167410).

ParticipantsEdit

The participants listed below can be notified using the following template in discussions:

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