Community Wishlist Survey 2019/Wikidata/Link labels/aliases of Q-items to lexemes

  • Problem: There is no easy way to navigate from Q-items to their connected L-items
  • Who would benefit: All wikidata editors, specially those working with lexicographical data.
  • Proposed solution: it would be nice to have a script or gadget that converts the labels/aliases of a Q-item into links to L-items that are connected with "item for this sense (P5137)". So basically what it should do is to see if the text of any of the forms of the linked L-items matches 1-to-1 with any of the label/aliases of the Q-item for that language, and if it does, it should convert the text of the label/alias into a link to the L-item.
  • More comments: Normally there should be only one exact match per label, but there is at least a known exception: both "gwenn (L30900)" (noun) and "gwenn (L30901)" (adjective) link to "white (Q23444)". For cases like this it would be nice if the additional L-items are linked with a superindex if possible, if not then it is ok to just link one of them for a first version.
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  • Proposer: Micru (talk) 10:19, 7 November 2018 (UTC)


There is a team with six developers, a engineering manager, a product manager and a liaison devoted to lexicographical data. This proposal is addressed to Tech Team, so on which aspect of your proposal do you think Tech team can help? Noé (talk) 16:36, 17 November 2018 (UTC)