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Weekly Summary #332
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*Here's your quick overview of what has been happening around Wikidata over
the last week.*

Discussions

- Closed request for comments: P171
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Requests_for_comment/P171>, When
multiple sources are cited for a fact, should IMDB be deleted as one of
them when used
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Requests_for_comment/When_multiple_sources_are_cited_for_a_fact,_should_IMDB_be_deleted_as_one_of_them_when_used>,
Findagrave removed as a source for information
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Requests_for_comment/Findagrave_removed_as_a_source_for_information>,
How would you state the number of (rooms, restaurants, suites) in a
hotel?
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Requests_for_comment/How_would_you_state_the_number_of_(rooms,_restaurants,_suites)_in_a_hotel%3F>,
Updating References for External Data
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Requests_for_comment/Updating_References_for_External_Data>

Events <https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Wikidata:Events>

- Past: IRC office hour
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Events/IRC_office_hour_2018-09-25>,
September 25th
- Past: Working in a World of (linked, semantic) Open Data
<https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bf43DivZ1nyMLjgS2pINPv3r3gB0llBy/view>.
Keynote by User:MartinPoulter
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/User:MartinPoulter> at University of
Stirling Life in Data Conference
<http://www.thisiscodebase.com/event-listings/2018/9/27/life-in-data-conference>,
September 28th
- Wikidata and Wikimedia workshop
<http://www.cidoc2018.com/workshop/Make%20your%20museum%20more%20visible%20with%20Wikimedia%20projects>
(30 September) and session about data modeling
<http://www.cidoc2018.com/session/Collection%20Documentation%20Modeling%20Wikidata%20and%20CIDOC-CRM>
(2 October) at the CIDOC 2018 Conference <http://www.cidoc2018.com/> of
the International Council of Museums, Heraklion, Crete
- There were three Wikidata-related presentations
<https://github.com/Daniel-Mietchen/events/blob/master/ICEI2018.md> at
the 10th International Conference on Ecological Informatics that took place
on 23-28 September in Jena.
- Upcoming: German-speaking WikiCon, October 3-5 in St Gallen
(Switzerland). Several Wikidata-related talks and workshops in the
programme <https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiCon_2018/Programm>
.

Press, articles, blog posts
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Wikidata:Press_coverage>

- Property Path use in Wikidata Queries
<http://kasei.us/archives/2018/09/28/wikidata_property_paths.html>, by
Gregory Todd Williams

Other Noteworthy Stuff

- The templates Reasonator
<https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/en:Template:Reasonator> and Scholia
<https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/en:Template:Scholia> are available, for
linking *from* en.Wikisource pages *to* representations of Wikidata
items.
- Wikidata considered unable to support hierarchical search in
Structured Data for Commons
<https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons_talk:Structured_data#Searching_Commons_-_how_to_structure_coverage>,
see also thread
<https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikidata/2018-September/012495.html>
.

Did you know?

- Newest properties
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Special:ListProperties>:
- General datatypes: ENI number
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Property:P5910>, inflection class
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Property:P5911>, has inflection class
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Property:P5913>, root
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Property:P5920>, creates lexeme type
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Property:P5923>
- External identifiers: ASCE Historical Civil Engineering Landmark ID
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Property:P5904>, Comic Vine ID
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Property:P5905>, DxOMark ID
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Property:P5906>, Geheugen van de VU
person ID <https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Property:P5908>, HKCAN ID
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Property:P5909>, Oqaasileriffik online
dictionary ID <https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Property:P5912>, IANA
Root Zone Database ID
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Property:P5914>, Shazam
track ID <https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Property:P5915>, Spotify show
ID <https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Property:P5916>, Shazam artist ID
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Property:P5917>, Sprockhoff Number
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Property:P5918>, Index of Historic
Collectors and Dealers of Cubism ID
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Property:P5921>, ANZSRC FoR ID
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Property:P5922>
- New property proposals
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Wikidata:Property_proposal>
to review:
- General datatypes: applies to citizens of
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Property_proposal/applies_to_citizens_of>,
Plot continued in
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Property_proposal/Plot_continued_in>,
monument in the near
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Property_proposal/monument_in_the_near>,
Sail emblem
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Property_proposal/Sail_emblem>,
São Paulo: os estrangeiros e a construção da cidade ID
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Property_proposal/S%C3%A3o_Paulo:_os_estrangeiros_e_a_constru%C3%A7%C3%A3o_da_cidade_ID>,
reference template for this work
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Property_proposal/reference_template_for_this_work>,
Wikipedia suggested article name
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Property_proposal/Wikipedia_suggested_article_name>,
Personal title
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Property_proposal/Personal_title>,
stated in reference as
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Property_proposal/stated_in_reference_as>,
reference vocabulary
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Property_proposal/reference_vocabulary>,
OSM zoom level
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Property_proposal/OSM_zoom_level>
- External identifiers: OpenStreetMap wiki ID
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Property_proposal/OpenStreetMap_wiki_ID>,
Wiki Loves ZEOs ID
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Property_proposal/Wiki_Loves_ZEOs_ID>,
GeschÃŒtzte Objekte in Ostbelgien
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Property_proposal/Gesch%C3%BCtzte_Objekte_in_Ostbelgien>,
ComiXology Creators
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Property_proposal/ComiXology_Creators>,
War Memorials Online ID
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Property_proposal/War_Memorials_Online_ID>,
NT Flora ID
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Property_proposal/NT_Flora_ID>,
Film Indonesia person ID
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Property_proposal/Film_Indonesia_person_ID>,
Sekolah Kita ID
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Property_proposal/Sekolah_Kita_ID>,
Museu Nacional ID
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Property_proposal/Museu_Nacional_ID>,
Annuaire de la magistrature ID
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Property_proposal/Annuaire_de_la_magistrature_ID>
- Query examples:
- Bounding boxes for a set of maps
<https://query.wikidata.org/#PREFIX%20geo%3A%20%3Chttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.opengis.net%2Font%2Fgeosparql%23%3E%0A%0A%23defaultView%3AMap%7B%22hide%22%3A%22%3Fbbox%22%2C%20%22layer%22%3A%20%22%3Fitem%22%7D%0ASELECT%20DISTINCT%20%3Fitem%20%3FitemLabel%20%3Fimg%20%3Fbbox%20WHERE%20%7B%0A%0A%20%20%3Fclass%20wdt%3AP195%20wd%3AQ56753539%20.%20%20%20%20%23%20KTop%0A%20%20%3Fclass%20wdt%3AP921%20wd%3AQ18%20.%0A%20%20%0A%20%20%3Fitem%20wdt%3AP195%20%3Fclass%20.%0A%20%20%3Fclass%20wdt%3AP921%20wd%3AQ18%20.%0A%20%0A%20%20%3Fitem%20p%3AP1332%2Fpsv%3AP1332%2Fwikibase%3AgeoLatitude%20%3Fnth%20.%0A%20%20%3Fitem%20p%3AP1333%2Fpsv%3AP1333%2Fwikibase%3AgeoLatitude%20%3Fsth%20.%0A%20%20%3Fitem%20p%3AP1334%2Fpsv%3AP1334%2Fwikibase%3AgeoLongitude%20%3Feast%20.%0A%20%20%3Fitem%20p%3AP1335%2Fpsv%3AP1335%2Fwikibase%3AgeoLongitude%20%3Fwest%20.%0A%20%20OPTIONAL%20%7B%3Fitem%20wdt%3AP18%20%3Fimg%7D%20.%0A%20%20BIND%28STRDT%28%20%20CONCAT%28%27LINESTRING%20%28%27%2C%20%0A%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20str%28%3Fwest%29%2C%20%27%20%27%2C%20str%28%3Fsth%29%2C%20%27%2C%27%2C%0A%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20str%28%3Fwest%29%2C%20%27%20%27%2C%20str%28%3Fnth%29%2C%20%27%2C%27%2C%0A%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20str%28%3Feast%29%2C%20%27%20%27%2C%20str%28%3Fnth%29%2C%20%27%2C%27%2C%0A%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20str%28%3Feast%29%2C%20%27%20%27%2C%20str%28%3Fsth%29%2C%20%27%2C%27%2C%0A%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20str%28%3Fwest%29%2C%20%27%20%27%2C%20str%28%3Fsth%29%2C%20%27%29%27%20%20%20%29%2C%20geo%3AwktLiteral%29%20AS%20%3Fbbox%29%20.%0A%0A%20%20SERVICE%20wikibase%3Alabel%20%7B%20bd%3AserviceParam%20wikibase%3Alanguage%20%22%5BAUTO_LANGUAGE%5D%2Cen%22.%20%7D%0A%7D>
- Where were UK ambassadors educated?
<https://query.wikidata.org/#%23%20Wikidata%20entries%20for%20British%20ambassadors%20and%20high%20commissioners%0A%23%20all%20people%20who%20held%20at%20least%20one%20such%20position%0A%0Aselect%20distinct%20%3FeducatedLabel%20%3Fcount%0Awhere%0A%7B%0A%20%20%7B%20%3Fposition%20wdt%3AP31%20wd%3AQ18115939%20.%20%7D%20union%20%7B%20%3Fposition%20wdt%3AP31%20wd%3AQ56760832%20%7D%20.%20%23%20position%20is%20UK%20ambassador%20or%20high%20commissioner%0A%20%20%20%20%0A%20%20%20%20%3Fperson%20p%3AP39%20%3FpositionStatement%20.%20%3FpositionStatement%20ps%3AP39%20%3Fposition%20.%20%23%20find%20positions%20they%20held%0A%20%7B%20select%20%3Feducated%20(count(%3Fperson)%20as%20%3Fcount)%0A%20%20%20where%20%7B%0A%20%20%20%20%20%7B%20%3Fposition%20wdt%3AP31%20wd%3AQ18115939%20.%20%7D%20union%20%7B%20%3Fposition%20wdt%3AP31%20wd%3AQ56760832%20%7D%20.%20%0A%20%20%20%20%3Fperson%20p%3AP39%20%3FpositionStatement%20.%20%3FpositionStatement%20ps%3AP39%20%3Fposition%20.%20%0A%20%20%20%3Fperson%20wdt%3AP69%20%3Feducated%20.%20%23%20where%20were%20they%20educated%0A%20%20%20%7D%20group%20by%20%3Feducated%20%7D%0A%0A%20%20SERVICE%20wikibase%3Alabel%20%7B%20bd%3AserviceParam%20wikibase%3Alanguage%20%22%5BAUTO_LANGUAGE%5D%2Cen%22.%20%7D%0A%7D%0A%23defaultView%3ABubbleChart>
(source <https://twitter.com/generalising/status/1046078306230120454>)
- People who received the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of
Germany and were also in the NSDAP (Nazi party)
<https://query.wikidata.org/#SELECT%20%3Fitem%20%3FitemLabel%20WHERE%20%7B%0A%20%20%3Fitem%20wdt%3AP31%20wd%3AQ5%3B%0A%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20p%3AP102%2Fps%3AP102%20wd%3AQ7320%3B%0A%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20wdt%3AP166%2Fwdt%3AP279%2a%20wd%3AQ21164.%0A%20%20SERVICE%20wikibase%3Alabel%20%7B%20bd%3AserviceParam%20wikibase%3Alanguage%20%22%5BAUTO_LANGUAGE%5D%2Cen%22.%20%7D%0A%7D>
(source <https://twitter.com/WikidataFacts/status/1045658004627042306>
)

Development

- Fix a bug when the "language of Lemma" box doesn't appear after failed
submit of Special:NewLexeme (phab:T194347
<https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T194347>)
- Fix the order of elements in Lexeme edit diffs (phab:T185481
<https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T185481>)
- Enable constraint checks for Lexemes and Forms (phab:T195828
<https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T195828>)
- More work on editing Form Statements using API (phab:T194732
<https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T194732>)
- More work on a beta feature for suggestions based on constraints (
phab:T202712 <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T202712>)

You can see all open tickets related to Wikidata here
<https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/maniphest/query/4RotIcw5oINo/#R>. If you
want to help, you can also have a look at the tasks needing a volunteer
<https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/project/board/71/query/zfiRgTnZF7zu/?filter=zfiRgTnZF7zu&order=priority>.

Monthly Tasks

- Add labels, in your own language(s), for the new properties listed
above.
- Comment on property proposals: all open proposals
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Property_proposal/Overview>
- Suggested and open tasks
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Contribute/Suggested_and_open_tasks>
!
- Contribute to a Showcase item
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Wikidata:Showcase_items>
.
- Help translate <https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Special:LanguageStats>
or proofread the interface and documentation pages, in your own language!
- Help merge identical items
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/User:Pasleim/projectmerge> across
Wikimedia projects.
- Help write the next summary!
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Status_updates/Next>
--
Léa Lacroix
Project Manager Community Communication for Wikidata

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