Posts written by Ash_Crow
Happy Birthday, Wikidata!
Wikidata turns four today, and I thought it would be a good time to make a little return on my experience with the project.
Wikidata is a project I was enthusiastic for a long time before it went live. I’ve read the name here and there on the « bistro » (village pump) of the French Wikipedia since I started editing Wikipedia in 2005 but the first time it got my attention, IIRC was that discussion in November of 2006.
[fa4d1f]A common repository for data functionning the same way as Commons seemed to me the biggest thing missing to Wikipedia! Another useful thing that was discussed at that time was that it could entirely replace the flawed category …
Sunday Query: use SPARQL and Python to fix typographical errors on Wikidata
My turn to make a #SundayQuery! As Harmonia Amanda just said in her own article, I was about explain how to make a Python script to fix the results of her query… But I thought I should start with another script, similar but shorter and easier to understand. The script for Harmonia is here, though.
On Thursday, I published an article about medieval battles, and since then, I did start to fix battle items on Wikidata. One of the most repetitive fixes is the capitalization of the French labels: as they have been imported from Wikipedia, the labels have an unnecessary capital first letter (“Bataille de Saint-Pouilleux en Binouze” instead of “bataille de Saint-Pouilleux en Binouze”)