Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2018/Programme/Submission/Querying Wikidata with SPARQL

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Title of your proposal[edit]

Querying Wikidata with SPARQL

Name(s) and/or username(s)[edit]

Asaf Bartov, Asaf (WMF)
Senior program officer, Wikimedia Foundation


  1. Capacity development:
    • Wikidata, particularly integration into local wikis.

Type of submission (Please choose one)[edit]

  • Workshop (work in groups)


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Ask Wikidata!

The workshop would assume basic familiarity with Wikidata's structure -- items, properties, and values -- and walk attendees from absolute beginner level at querying Wikidata using SPARQL to using external tools and Google Spreadsheets. No prior knowledge of SPARQL necessary!

Expected outcomes[edit]

Attendees will add Wikidata queries to their toolbelt.

Duration (without Q&A)[edit]

180 minutes

Specific requirements[edit]

Slides or further information[edit]

video recording of 2-hour workshop

Interested attendees (Please add yourself, and you may indicate your questions to the presenter).[edit]