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♻️ Wikidata and AI for Social Good

20 March 2022 @ 11:00 11:50 UTC

♻️ This event is part of the Wikidata Data Reuse Days 2022.

At the information age, data is needed to drive intelligent systems in various domains, including healthcare, public administration and education. In underdeveloped countries where research funding is limited, the creation of data is difficult and even impossible. Here, Wikidata can be an interesting resource for computer scientists in developing countries. It is easily findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable. It is multilingual and has a broad coverage of human knowledge in a fully structured format. Thanks to its API and its SPARQL Endpoint, Wikidata can be intuitively reused to drive computer programs. In this presentation, I explain how Wikidata can be reused to drive knowledge-based systems through the demonstration of several real-world applications of Wikidata in the context of knowledge engineering, natural language processing, cultural heritage, and biomedical informatics and I emphasize the significance of the reuse of Wikidata to develop computer science research in the Global South, particularly Africa, within the framework of Sustainable Development Goals.

About this session

  • Speaker: Houcemeddine Turki, Wikimedia Tunisia and Data Engineering and Semantics Research Unit, Tunisia
  • Type: presentation + discussion
  • Language: English
  • Audience: everyone is welcome!
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  • Recording: none