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Now, You Can Draw Facts from Wikidata Repository

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Wikidata, a centralized structured data repository for facts and Wikimedia’s first big new project in the last 7 years, is now feeding the foundation’s main project, Wikipedia.

The Wikidata project was kicked off around a year ago by the German chapter of Wikimedia, which is still steering its gradual development. For Wikipedia, the advantage is simple and powerful — if there’s a central, machine-readable source for facts, such as the population of a city, then any update to that data can be instantly reflected across all the articles in which the facts are included.

At first, you can contribute and add some facts you know to Wikipedia (Wikidata). And now, your works and efforts isn’t just sitting still because you can take and show it to the world too. Because, it is now licensed OPEN.