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Wikidata reference "stated in" from url bot

  • Problem: Many Wikidata items with reference urls do not have a "stated in" property. This makes it hard to quickly glance at item references to determine source and potential trustworthiness by seeing a name. Also, makes it harder to potentially run queries that could generate a list of potentially notable items by Wikidata references to create a worklist for edit-a-thon organizers using the query engine.
  • Who would benefit: community and people running workshops
  • Proposed solution: a bot is created that sees a url from P184 on references like www.nytimes.com or huffingtonpost.com and adds a "stated in" of "New York Times" or "Huffington Post".
  • More comments: Beyond this, general improvement of referencing section of Wikidata would assist in credibility building, by encouraging more people to add references.
  • Phabricator tickets:


I don't know enough about bot development to do it. --LauraHale (talk) 10:49, 9 November 2017 (UTC)[reply]
I don't think we have to worry about the bot being too complicated, if it gets approved someone can probably do it. A Den Jentyl Ettien Avel Dysklyver (talk) 14:56, 9 November 2017 (UTC)[reply]
This should probably be tackled on Wikidata. Sourcing on Wikidata is currently done in different ways and isn't very consistent.
  1. Get agreement on the best and consistent way to source things.
  2. Inform bot operators of the consensus so they can update their code
  3. Run bot jobs to make existing sources more consistent
  4. Set up regular reports and bot jobs to improve sources.
I think the first step is actually the most difficult one. Feel free to copy this somewhere on Wikidata. Haven't really gotten around to starting this discussion. Multichill (talk) 16:51, 17 November 2017 (UTC)[reply]

P184 is doctoral advisor, you probably meant something else. --Tgr (WMF) (talk) 05:55, 18 November 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Maybe the property P248 "stated in". --X:: black ::X (talk) 14:08, 5 December 2017 (UTC)[reply]