Wikidata:SPARQL query service/2016 SPARQL Workshop
On September 8, 2016, the Wikimedia Foundation's Discovery and Research teams hosted an introductory workshop on the SPARQL query language and the Wikidata Query Service targeted at WMF Staff. The first part of the workshop was a series of presentations and tutorials: we're making the video and materials from this session publicly available.
Intro: Dario TaraborelliEdit
Welcome, introductions, logistics
Talk 1: Stas MalyshevEdit
Overview of the Wikidata data model, SPARQL basics and WDQS features (e.g. visualization plugins) by example
Talk 2: Ruben VerborghEdit
Linked Data and federated queries are a match made in heaven: examples of federated SPARQL queries
- The future is federated (slidedeck of the complete talk)
- Federated query demos:
Talk 3: Tim Putman, Benjamin GoodEdit
Real-world examples from Gene Wiki: demonstrations of the kinds of biomedical queries we are working to enable through Wikidata.
Demo and a look under the hood of our developing model organism database web application using Wikidata as the backend, uploading data via WDQS.
- User:TweetsFactsAndQueries (aka @Wikidatafacts) put together a fantastic introduction to SPARQL, with plenty of real-world examples, that we strongly recommend you go over in preparation for the workshop.
- An overview of Wikidata's basic data structures: items (labels, descriptions, aliases) and statements (properties, qualifiers).
- A great video tutorial on WDQS by Navino Evans, cofounder of Histropedia