Wikidata:WikidataCon 2017/Submissions/Wikidata and biographical identifers
Wikidata Conference Lightning TalkEdit
- Title of the submission
Wikidata and biographical identifiers - Wikidata as authority control
- Author(s) of the submission
- Andrew Gray
- E-mail address
- andrew generalist.org.uk
- Country of origin
We currently have ~3.7 million people in Wikidata, of whom over 2.5 million have enough metadata to usefully disambiguate them (one or motr of dates, nationality, occupation...). Many of these people are linked to one or more external databases, and over a million have one or more external identifiers in an authority control record. This gives us a great opportunity to tie together all sorts of external authority control records with a common "spine" - a single service that can hold links between them and allow connections between them as needed. These links can also enhance the authority of Wikidata, making it more usable as an authority file in its own right.
- What will attendees take away from this session?
- An overview of the opportunities for using Wikidata as a central authority control service, and for supporting a wide range of authority control systems.
- Type of session
- Lightning talk
- Slides or further information
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