Difference between revisions of "Submissions:2018/Does Wikidata Need an Ontological Overhaul?"

From WikiConference North America
Jump to: navigation, search
(Marking as pending review)
(Interested attendees)
Line 36: Line 36:
 
'''If you are interested in attending this session, please sign with your username below. This will help reviewers to decide which sessions are of high interest. Sign with four tildes. (<nowiki>~~~~</nowiki>).'''
 
'''If you are interested in attending this session, please sign with your username below. This will help reviewers to decide which sessions are of high interest. Sign with four tildes. (<nowiki>~~~~</nowiki>).'''
  
 +
# [[User:Gamaliel|Gamaliel]] ([[User talk:Gamaliel|talk]]) 18:55, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
 
# ''Add your username here.''
 
# ''Add your username here.''
  
 
[[Category:Submissions/2018]]
 
[[Category:Submissions/2018]]

Revision as of 18:55, 15 August 2018

This submission has been noted and is pending review for WikiConference North America 2018.



Title
Does Wikidata Need an Ontological Overhaul?
Theme (optional)
Tech & Tools
Academic Peer Review option
No
Type of submission
presentation
Author
Sam Smith
E-mail address
smsmith508@aol.com
Wikimedia username
SammyWiki
Affiliation(s) (optional)
DataSmith, LLC
Abstract
This presentation asserts that Wikidata can benefit from the use of an enhanced overall ontology. The informal ontology now employed is inconsistent. The presentation follows up on a presentation given at the North American pre-conference at Wikimania 2017 in Montreal (“A Macro-Micro Biological Tour of Wikidata” that compared Wikidata ontological terms for microbiological organisms and humans), and incorporates a presentation given to biomedical ontology experts last spring in Shanghai, in which an ontology for occupations was proposed for use in wikis that is consistent with current biomedical ontologies. In this presentation, the occupation ontology developed will be used to contrast the way historical persons are characterized in Wikidata as to occupation using current terminology, versus using the proposed, consistent, occupation ontology.
Length of presentation
20 minutes
Special requests
May I request a spot any time Saturday October 20 (will be doing Detroit Half-Marathon on Sunday the 21st)
Preferred room size
10
Have you presented on this topic previously? If yes, where/when?
The same theme of Wikidata ontology but different content and subject matter: Wikimania 2017; a non-Wiki medical bioinformatics conference in Shanghai, Biocuration 2018 by my colleague Dr. Yongqun He of University of Michigan.
If you will be incorporating a slidedeck during your presentation, do you agree to upload it to Commons before your session, with a CC-BY-SA 4.0 license, including suitable attribution in the slidedeck for any images used?
Yes
Will you attend WikiConference North America if your submission is not accepted?
Tentatively, yes.

Interested attendees

If you are interested in attending this session, please sign with your username below. This will help reviewers to decide which sessions are of high interest. Sign with four tildes. (~~~~).

  1. Gamaliel (talk) 18:55, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  2. Add your username here.