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♻️ Wikidata for civic tech

23 March 2022 @ 18:00 19:50 UTC

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

How is Wikidata’s data used for applications related to civic tech, analyzing political context and keeping track of political stakeholder and decisions? In this session, we will discover several Wikidata-powered projects related to politics:

  • The Comparative Legislators Database provides information about political representatives, collected primarily through Wikipedia and Wikidata;
  • Govdirectory is a crowd-sourced and fact-checked directory of official governmental online accounts and services;
  • OpenSanctions combines data from international sanctions, criminal watchlists and politically exposed persons into an open source due diligence dataset;
  • Open Parliament TV provides a search engine and an interactive video platform for parliamentary debates;
  • Party Facts links datasets on political parties and establishes the universe of national level political parties in the world
  • Ideograph is a visual tool for exploring ideologies of political parties, querying its data directly from Wikidata.

Each project will be presented in 10 minutes, then we will have some time for discussions and exchange on various themes: How do they retrieve and use Wikidata’s data? What interesting challenges they encountered on the way? How to encourage people to contribute to Wikidata and improve existing data?

🎥 Important: this session is going to be recorded, and the video will be published on Wikimedia Deutschland’s Youtube channel under the license CC BY SA 4.0 and according to our privacy policy. Please make sure that your microphone and camera are disabled if you don’t want to appear in the recording. We will keep time at the end of the session if you want to participate off-record.

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