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Wikidata:SPARQL query service/2016 SPARQL Workshop

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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.


The complete video stream of the presentations is available on:


Intro: Dario TaraborelliEdit

Welcome, introductions, logistics

Dario Taraborelli – Intro

Talk 1: Stas MalyshevEdit

Overview of the Wikidata data model, SPARQL basics and WDQS features (e.g. visualization plugins) by example

Stas Malyshev – video

Talk 2: Ruben VerborghEdit

Linked Data and federated queries are a match made in heaven: examples of federated SPARQL queries

Ruben Verborgh – video


(10 mins)

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.

Benjamin Good – video
Tim Putman – video

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