Ten years of Wikidata: A bibliometric study

Abstract

In this research paper, we analyzed the scientific research dealing with Wikidata from its creation in 2012 until late 2022, as revealed by Scopus. We identified 945 relevant scholarly publications, mostly at conferences. This landscape is characterized by small groups of experts and Wikidata contributors from the Global North. The same applies to the funders of Wikidata research, which are mainly governmental institutions from the Global North. Further networking and outreach should be done for better diversity and inclusion inside the Wikidata research community. The analysis also finds an emphasis on research around computer science perspectives on the development of Wikidata. Most outputs are mainly focused on developing methods for the creation, enrichment, reuse, and evaluation of open knowledge graphs, particularly Wikidata. However, there is also a significant but narrower interest in application-oriented research about the use of Wikidata in digital humanities, biology, and healthcare.

Houcemeddine Turki
Houcemeddine Turki
Medical student

My research interests include the development of a large-scale framework for using open resources and semantic technologies for driving biomedical informatics and research evaluation at a low cost.

Mohamed Ali Hadj Taieb
Mohamed Ali Hadj Taieb
Assistant professor

My research interests include semantic similarity, semantic relatedness, knowledge representation, Big Data, social media, data management systems and graph embedding.

Mohamed Ben Aouicha
Mohamed Ben Aouicha
Associate professor

My research interests concern information retrieval, semantic technologies, social media analytics, knowledge representation, Big Data and graph embedding.