SOLD OUT: Exploring Wikidata and the Semantic Web for Libraries

Speaker Emw & Cristina Pattuelli
Emw has helped shape Wikidata's approach to classification, where he espouses using W3C recommendations and conventions from the wider Semantic Web. He is also active in discussions about how to model biomedical data and knowledge about causality.  Cristina Pattuelli is an associate professor at the School of Information and Library Science at ...

Emw has helped shape Wikidata's approach to classification, where he espouses using W3C recommendations and conventions from the wider Semantic Web. He is also active in discussions about how to model biomedical data and knowledge about causality.  

Cristina Pattuelli is an associate professor at the School of Information and Library Science at Pratt Institute where she teaches courses on knowledge organization, cultural heritage, art documentation and human information behavior. Her current work explores the intersection between cultural heritage and information access, description and design.

Full Description

Registration for this program has reached full capacity. Please contact Laura Forshay at lforshay@metro.org to be placed on our waiting list. You will be notified if any space becomes available.

This session will be divided into two components: a workshop on editing Wikidata, and a presentation about DBpedia as a major hub for Linked Data.

The workshop, led by Wikidata specialist Emw, will get librarians and archivists up and running with Wikidata through practical, hands-on examples. Discussion about ontology, the Wikidata community, opportunities for collaboration, and the Wikidata roadmap will also be included.

The presentation, led by Pratt MLIS Professor Cristina Patuelli, will introduce participants to DBpedia, the most popular and interconnected source of Linked Open Data. Participants will learn about the structure and knowledge organization of DBpedia, how it works, and how to leverage it most effectively. The exploration will be grounded in real-world use cases from the development of a Linked Open Data project in the area of the performing arts.

Prerequisite knowledge/experience for attendees:
Please create an account on Wikidata before arriving. This is a 3-minutes process, and does not require that you sign up with email, but a username which can be linked to your legal name, or not! Sign-up at this page.

General familiarity with Linked Open Data principles and Wikipedia would be helpful but are not required.

Objectives:

  • Get a solid grasp of Wikidata vocabulary
  • Be able to edit and query Wikidata
  • Understand how authority control, classification, referencing, property proposals and ontology are done on Wikidata
  • Reach familiarity with the role DBpedia plays within the Linked Open Data initiative.
  • Gain a practical understanding of how the DBpedia knowledge base is organized and what this means for data extraction and reuse.



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When?

Mon, Mar. 16, 2015
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

METRO Training Center
57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003