2016 – A busy year for Gene Wiki and WikiData

I knew it! Last year, I struggled with the year-end post for the Gene Wiki/WikiData (AKA the Gene WikiData) project because the Gene WikiData team was incredibly active. I learned my lesson, and attempted to better track their activity earlier this year with a running tally. Still, the Gene WikiData team was so productive, I still had trouble keeping up with everything they did! They’ve...
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Wikiconference North America

Wikipedia is one of the most widely used and freely accessible knowledgebases. As one of the largest, crowdsourced resources, many researchers are engaged in making the Wikimedia platform more useful in scientific research—including researchers from our lab here at The Scripps Research Institute. If you’re interested in how Wikipedia and Wikidata are being used in science, you should check out...
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Mark2Curathon and the San Diego Citizen Science Day Expo

Mark your calendars, the Mark2Curathon is coming! If you didn’t know, next week (April 10th to April 16th) is National Public Library (NPL) Week in the US. In addition to NPL week, April 15th is MicroVolunteering Day followed by Citizen Science Day on April 16th. This kind of timing warrants a special kind of event, hence we’ll be having a Mark2Curathon from April 15th to April 16th. We will...
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Su Lab project proposal accepted to Biohackathon 2016 in Tsuruoka, Yamagata, Japan

Proposal summary: To create a model organism database web application, using Wikidata as the backend, that the microbial research community can use to load an organism and view its taxonomic information as well as genome, gene and functional annotations all in one place.  It will be simple interface with 4 frames/boxes of content (e.g. Taxonomy, Genome Browser, Gene, Gene Product), and a search...
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Gene Wiki and Wikidata: an overview of 2015

2015 was a busy year for the Gene Wiki/Wikidata team—a naturally collaborative and evolving group of researchers from our lab, UCLA, the University of Maryland, Micelio, and more. The team imported about 132 thousand genes (59,530 human, 73,130 mouse) from NCBI into Wikidata and about 44 thousand proteins (27,662 human, 16,728 mouse) proteins from Swissprot. In addition to importing human and...
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Poof it works – using wikidata to build Wikipedia articles about genes

The Gene Wiki team has been hard at work filling wikidata with useful content about genes, diseases, and drugs using the new and improved ProteinBoxBot.  Now, we are starting to see the fruits of this labor in the context of Wikipedia. Infobox for ARF6, rendered entirely from content WikidataThe Gene Wiki project has programmatically created and maintained the infoboxes to the right of all...
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