That question could be applied to any other thing in the world where two
possible options exists...

"why should I use A if I can do what I want already with B?"

I'd suggest read more about Wikidata in your case, then it should be
clear that Wikidata provides a totally different concept how the data is
added. It does not extract data from Wikipedia, as DBpedia does, is a
user curated source for for structured information which is included in

> I am sorry if it is slightly off topic.
> How Wikidata differs from DBpedia, in terms of building semantic web
> applications. Wikidata, as I studied as, is a knowledge base which every
> one can edit? How it differs then from Wikipedia?
> DBpedia extracts structured data from wikipedia infoboxes and publishes it
> as rdf.
> If we need Berlin population, we get it from DBpedia via SPARQL. If we can
> do it, why then we need Berlin resource in Wikidata?
> This question will look strange for some, but I want to understand the
> concept.
> Thank you
Lorenz B├╝hmann
AKSW group, University of Leipzig
Group: - semantic web research center

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