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Wikidata

A user-generated knowledge base that was launched in 2012 by the German chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation. Document oriented, each item in Wikidata is prefixed with a Q and a number. In 2015, Google's Freebase knowledge base was added to Wikidata. Wikidata is more structured than Wikipedia, and Wikipedia uses the data in Wikidata for its mobile views and info boxes. See Freebase, Wikipedia, Wikimedia, knowledge base and Semantic Web.
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Wikidata has been criticised by Wikipedians because the majority of its statements remain unsourced, because discussion of Wikidata entries can only take place in English rather than any of the 250+ language versions of Wikipedia, and because participation in Wikidata requires technical expertise that many Wikipedians do not possess.
It was announced in late 2014 that Freebase will be shutting down in 2015, but all data will be transferred to the Wikimedia Foundation project Wikidata [wikidata.
The authors, Navino Evans and Sean McBirnie, are now working on the next phase, with the aim of using Wikidata (the data-driven arm of the Wiki stable) as the main source for each event.