- TL;DR: We describe a new system to monitor, filter, and prioritize changes made by Wikidata contributors to ontologies, for review by biomedical curators, and update in primary resources
- Abstract: Significant resources are required to maintain and keep up-to-date scientific resources such as ontologies. One way to prioritize the work of curators is to harness the contributions of the crowd. Wikidata is an openly-accessible knowledge base that is editable by anyone and has a large, active community of users. Here, we describe a new system to monitor, filter, and prioritize changes made by Wikidata contributors to items, for review by biomedical curators, and eventual update in primary sources. We seeded Wikidata with a semantic network linking several types of biomedical items, and then retrospectively examined and cataloged Wikidata community edits with particular emphasis on disease items. This effort led to thousands of proposed changes to the Disease Ontology, the primary source for the initial creation of the disease items in Wikidata.
- Archival status: Non-Archival
- Subject areas: Databases, Applications: Biomedicine, Crowd-sourcing