[Wikidata] Senses are now part of Lexicographical Data
Léa Lacroix
2018-10-18 10:20:32 UTC
Hello all,

As previously announced, the next big piece of Lexicographical Data on
Wikidata <https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Lexicographical_data> is
now deployed: Senses.

Senses will allow you to describe, for each Lexeme, the different meanings
of the word. By using multilingual glosses, very short phrase giving an
idea of the meaning. In addition, each of these Senses can have statements
to indicate synonyms, antonyms, refers-to-concept and more. By connecting
Senses to other Senses and to Items, you will be able to describe precisely
the meaning of words with structured and linked data. But the most
important thing is that Senses will be able to do is collect translations
of words between languages.

Thanks to Senses, you will be able to organize and connect the existing
Lexemes better, and to provide a very important layer of information. With
Senses support, we now have all the basic technical building blocks to
allow structured machine-readable lexicographical data, that can be
reusable within and Wikimedia projects and by other stakeholders.

Feel free to try editing Senses. You can use the sandbox
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Lexeme:L123> to make some tests. Let us know
if you have questions or find bugs.

Note: there are still issues with sorting the IDs of Senses, Forms and
sorting the glosses, that will be solved later this week. Thanks for your

Léa Lacroix
Project Manager Community Communication for Wikidata

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