Queer history as open data

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Gaps on queer history filled in Wikidata.



created items in Factgrid.

In order to detect missing data with machine help, a positive (the knowledge graph on LGBTIQ* history) is needed to light up the negative (the blanks) by matching with Linked Open Data like WikiData.

This positive is stored in Factgrid, a database for historians.

Number of items and statements in Factgrid
Typ Anzahl 31. Mai 2022 Anzahl 2022-08-30
items 7170 7415
statements 34902 38569

Plot of all items and statements (connections):

Remove NAs

The goal, after all, is to find missing data – the NAs – and fill them in if possible. The target database is Wikidata. Wikidata is the most important data repository in the digital world. There, structured data on all sorts of concepts, people, places, and whatever are recorded. These objects are also called entities. All entities can also be linked to many other datasets – like Factgrid.

So queer history, its actors and locations, should be in Wikidata or linked to Wikidata.

All Wikiprojects keep detailed records of who changes what, when, and how. RemoveNA can also view the last 500 changes. I can also put this data into a graphic:

As table (2022-08-30) the last 500 entries

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