From the beginning, Wikidata has been conceived as a real multilingual website where label and description can be translated and made available in 438+ languages. It is a wonderful site to have a good and up-to-date description of an item in these languages.
Data from Wikidata can be used to fill infoboxes in articles and have up-to-date information. It is specially interesting for minority languages with small communities. The problem is that if the item has no description in this language in Wikidata, it will appear as "Qxxxxxx" in Wikipedia and won't be explicit for the readers.
Another part of the problem is that people from minority languages communities may find difficult to contribute in Wikidata as there are few descriptions and properties written in their own language.
The purpose of this presentation is to present tools that can be easily used to translate
labels or descriptions (Wikidata Terminator, VIP's Label...). Simple queries using Query Service and QuickStatements will also be presented. The last part of the presentation will explain how the interface can be translated using translatewiki.net. The presentation will be about 15 to 20 minutes.After the presentation of these tools, the second part of the session will be a workshop where contributors will be invited to train in their own language. Workshop part will a least be 30 to 40 minutes.
This session will address the conference theme — Wikimedia, Free Knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals — in the following manner:
At the end of the session, the following will have been achieved:
- Explain the need of having a really multilingual project.
- Help contributors, especially from minority languages communities, to contribute more in Wikidata and to use it in the projects in their languages.
- Explain to contributors not involved in Wikidata that contributing to this project can be really easy and useful.
Pymouss (talk) 19:35, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
Each Space at Wikimania 2019 will have specific format requests. The program design prioritises submissions which are future-oriented and directly engage the audience. The format of this submission is a:
The session will work best with these conditions:
classroom with projector + screen
10 to 30 people, with basic interest in Wikidata and skills in different languages. People are invited to attend this session with their own computer.
The presentation part of this session is appropriate for filming.