Today we used the mapping between Wikidata entities and Quora topics to identify topics that are about people. Wikidata has a claim “instance of” and Wikidata entities about people are “instances of” “humans”. We’re using this claim to mark topics as a being about people.
This information lets us ...(more)
We recently announced that we’re mapping our topics to Wikidata entities. Today we have more than 137,000 topics mapped into Wikidata.
One of the first applicates we’ve done with Wikidata is to start improving our topic locations. Topic locations are geolocations that are stored on topics. They ar...(more)
What this identification means is that we have a lot more structured information on topics than we've ever had. This gives us an opportunity to improve the topic system at a scale that we've never been able to do befo...