Wikidata is essential to the media industry
For a long time, Wikidata has been a crucial source in our entity database and is constantly becoming an even more important key component in a data-driven media industry. It is recognized as a potential standard metadata database for the news industry, and several well-known publishers and broadcasters are already using it.
Just like the nature of news content, Wikidata is full of new and trending events and entities. That makes it the perfect metadata database. A large community is passionate about keeping the data up to date, and around 500k new entities and updates are published each day. With the total number of entities approaching 100 millions, it is one of the most considerable knowledge graphs.
The number of entities on Wikidata has been growing constantly and is approaching 100 millions.
An exciting announcement
We are proud to announce that from now, iMatrics’ database gets updates in real-time by events from Wikidata. We call it Wikidata Live Update. Every time a new entity or an update to an existing entity is published to Wikidata, it is synced to us in real-time. An extensive set of filter rules ensures that only relevant entities sync to the database. Our convenient Concept Management tool enables the possibility to change settings and update content locally.
We call it Wikidata Live Update. Every time a new entity or an update to an existing entity is published to Wikidata, it is synced to us in real-time.
By synching entities into our database, our customers get the recency and convenience from Wikidata, combined with complete control over their data, straight into their CMS.
To see a use case, check out this webinar with Tor Kristian Flage of Norwegian news agency NTB and Gustav Carlberg, iMatrics, where they describe our recent project to integrate Wikidata concepts into NTB’s newsroom workflow.
Reach out to email@example.com to get more information about how we can keep your metadata on track with the ever-changing world.