On Thu, Dec 10, 2015 at 9:27 AM, Lydia Pintscher
<lydia.pintsc...@wikimedia.de> wrote:
> That is actually not correct. We have built Wikidata from the very
> beginning with some core believes. One of them is that Wikidata isn't
> supposed to have the one truth but instead is able to represent
> various different points of view and link to sources claiming these.
> Look for example at the country statements for Jerusalem:
> https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q1218
> Now I am the first to say that this will not be able to capture the
> full complexity of the world around us. But that's not what it is
> meant to do. However please be aware that we have built more than just
> a dumb database with Wikidata and have gone to great length to make it
> possible to capture knowledge diversity.

I've taken the time and written a longer piece about data quality and
knowledge diversity on Wikidata for the current edition of the


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