Getting the Most Out of Wikidata: Semantic Technology Usage in Wikipedia’s Knowledge Graph

  • Stanislav MalyshevEmail author
  • Markus KrötzschEmail author
  • Larry GonzálezEmail author
  • Julius GonsiorEmail author
  • Adrian BielefeldtEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11137)


Wikidata is the collaboratively curated knowledge graph of the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF), and the core project of Wikimedia’s data management strategy. A major challenge for bringing Wikidata to its full potential was to provide reliable and powerful services for data sharing and query, and the WMF has chosen to rely on semantic technologies for this purpose. A live SPARQL endpoint, regular RDF dumps, and linked data APIs are now forming the backbone of many uses of Wikidata. We describe this influential use case and its underlying infrastructure, analyse current usage, and share our lessons learned and future plans.



This work was partly supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG) in CRC 912 (HAEC) and in Emmy Noether grant KR 4381/1-1 (DIAMOND).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Wikimedia FoundationSan FranciscoU.S.A.
  2. 2.cfaedTU DresdenDresdenGermany

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