Wikipedia infoboxes summarize the most important information of a Wikipedia page. In addition to being useful for Wikipedia readers, knowledge bases like DBpedia and Google Knowledge Graph can easily process and use their semi-structured content. However, the current mechanisms for creating or extending infoboxes are difficult and complex for editors to use. The result is fewer Wikipedia pages with infoboxes and more errors, inaccuracies, and deficiencies in existing infoboxes.
We present an approach to help users create rich and accurate Wikipedia infoboxes. Our system uses statistical and semantic knowledge from linked data sources to simplify the process of creating and extending infobox content. It constructs semantic infobox templates by suggesting common attributes and their values from similar articles and controlling the expected values semantically. We present the implemented prototype and experiments with users that evaluate both the quality of the new infobox content and the users' subjective experience.

Using Infoboxer

Creating a Infobox with Infoboxes is easy.

  1. Select the categories of the infoboxer you want to create (E.g: Governor and Actor)
  2. Start filling the properties with the help of suggested ranges and values. Also, you can switch to simple mode in the config menu at the top bar.
  3. Your Infobox is automatically created, linking values to Wikipedia whenever possible.
  4. Export it to Wikipedia with one click.
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In the following video we show how to create an infobox using Infoboxer:

Now you can compare it with the existing Wikipedia approach:

As you can see, Infoboxer presents the following advantages:

  1. Select the categories of the infobox easily from a tree.
  2. Obtain properties that are interesting ordered by importance.
  3. Get suggestions for the values to input.
  4. See the result updated in real-time.

Source code

The project source code and instructions on how to set-up, configure and run it are available at the Github Repository.