Wikidata Celebrates 10th Birthday

From International Center for Computational Logic
News from the research group Knowledge-Based Systems of October 24, 2022

Wikidata Celebrates 10th Birthday

Wikidata approaches its 10th anniversary. To celebrate this milestone, a panel discussion was hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation examining current research, applications, and the relationship of the knowledge modelling approach to AI and society in general.

The event was joined by Markus Krötzsch, who is the head of the Knowledge-Based Systems group and one of the original developers of Wikidata.

A recording of the discussion is available on Youtube.

Since its launch, Wikidata has grown into the world's largest community-driven free knowledge graph. As of right now (October 2022), it contains more than 100 million data items and over 17.8 billion triples, detailing complex relationships between objects of various domains. The knowledge base is constantly being expanded and improved by a fantastic community of volunteers.

All the knowledge contained in Wikidata is freely available to humans and machines alike, which enables a great array of applications. For example, the German National Library uses Wikidata to uniquely organize data on all works in the German-speaking world by linking its system to Wikidata. Voice assistants on cell phones or at home also often get their answers from Wikidata.