[open-science] Wikipedia-like for tabular data
daniel.mietchen at googlemail.com
Wed Nov 4 12:10:28 UTC 2015
You might wish to take a look at
which sketched out the idea, but hasn't been implemented yet.
On Wed, Nov 4, 2015 at 12:02 PM, Piotr Migdal <pmigdal at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thank you all!
> Sure, I went there directly after googling Wikipedia + data.
> But - not only I couldn't find data relevant for me (Polish MPs over time),
> but actually - I couldn't find ANY table (not even things like
> Is it like I am missing something, or just the project is focused only on
> non-tabular pieces of data
> Sure, Google Spreadsheet offer some functionalities for collaborative data
> editing. And I know that (in principle) it is easy to import tables from
> But again, it's per-item basis, hardly a Wikipedia-style (or size) knowledge
> On 04 Nov 2015, at 11:41, Alexandre Hannud Abdo <abdo at member.fsf.org> wrote:
> It's a sister project of wikipedia, and in theory all data in wikipedia,
> from tables or boxes or even within text, should be slowly and steadily
> being moved there and replaced by automated inclusion.
> Wikidata can be edited from the web or queried as a database through an API.
> If the data you're using hasn't moved there yet, helping move it would be
> nice. =]
> On Wed, Nov 4, 2015 at 11:32 AM, Piotr Migdal <pmigdal at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Is there a (functioning) Wikipedia-like page for structured data?
>> (I am sure this question went many times here, but I must have missed it.)
>> By "like Wikipedia" I mean that it is a collaborative editing source (as
>> opposed to a place where one can upload - of course I know that there are
>> many open datasets!). So one can, say, change a single entry, or a column,
>> and document it with revision message.
>> By "structured" I mean that it is a table, or JSON, with a schema, with
>> all important informations in dates/numbers/texts, as opposed to styles and
>> graphical indicators. And are consistent enough, so it different sources can
>> be joined automatically.
>> Why I am asking?
>> From time I need to get some data from tables in Wikipedia. But schemas
>> are not always consistent, and a lot of data needs to be joined manually
>> Right now I am doing something with Polish politics (flow chart of people
>> and parties in the last 24 years), and while I see that data is reasonably
>> consistent, still a lot of manual effort is needed _and_ it is not as easy
>> to correct things on Wikipedia (e.g. copy&paste a column from an official
>> Piotr Migdał
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