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Wikidata:WikiProject Scholia/Talks/Wikidata and VIVO in 2018


This page hosts the basis for a presentation given at the VIVO Development Interest Group's webinar on 18 December 2018 at 11 am Eastern Time, as per this event page and the corresponding announcement on the associated mailing list. The presenter is Daniel Mietchen (Q20895785), a biophysicist at the Data Science Institute of the University of Virginia (Q213439) (see bio sketch).

Introductions to Wikidata and its role(s) in the Wikimedia ecosystemEdit


Wikimedia ecosystemEdit


The database that anyone can edit


  • A software suite that allows to read and write structured data using MediaWiki
  • Server version is a core component of Wikidata
  • Client version is installed across Wikimedia sites
  • Can be installed on independent Wikimedia instances



  • a project to present bibliographic information and scholarly profiles of authors and institutions using Wikidata
    • includes various additional functionalities, e.g. to create BibTeX entries from Wikidata
  • Wikidata:Scholia

Relationships between the semantic parts of the Wikimedia ecosystemEdit

Overview of semantic capabilities for these toolsEdit

Brief overview of Wikidata's data modelEdit

Overview of the data model used in Wikidata and Wikibase
Wikidata URIs for different formats for the item Universe (Q1)

Time checkEdit

  • We should be at around 30 min in about now

My interest in VIVOEdit

  • interested in integrating research workflows with open workflows, particularly around collaborative curation
    • appreciate that VIVO code is open source and openly licensed
    • unclear about licensing of the VIVO ontology and some of the VIVO data
  • engaged in Joint Roadmap for Open Science Tools
  • community overlap between VIVO and WikiCite, e.g. as per

Entity matchingEdit

Next steps?Edit

Ontology mapping between VIVO and WikidataEdit

Publication metadata as a potential joint projectEdit

  • Identifying actual sources of data in Wikidata - Eg - attribution of the data source
  • Usage of triple-pattern-fragment endpoint in VIVO and perhaps Wikidata
    • endpoint down?
  • Rules for VIVO
    • Attribution
    • Data must be CC0

Country data as a potential joint projectEdit

  • Simplify VIVO data
  • Possibly replace VIVO's use of FAO data
  • Timely updates via Wikimedia process
  • Scholia on

Potential future projectsEdit

Open questionsEdit