**WikiDataScape** is a Cytoscape app for interactive browsing of [https://www.wikidata.org/ WikiData]. Wikidata is a free and open knowledge base that can be read and edited by both humans and machines, and acts as central storage for **structured data**. There are several active WikiProjects that are dedicated to annotating biological entities.
See: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Gene_Wiki Gene Wiki] or
The purpose of this app is for the query, navigation, and data discovery of linked data, with WikiData as the data source.
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Click `WikiData Item Search` in the Apps title menu. Type in an item to search for and hit *enter* (on your keyboard). Select a result and click `Use this item`. A node will appear in your current network view. All ID properties will be populated in the node table below.
Select one or more nodes and right click. Under `Properties`, all properties for all selected items will appear, allowing you to navigate the knowledge base.
Clicking `Perform "What links here?" query` will find all items that link to the selected nodes. This populates the `What links here` submenu.
For more details, see the [https://github.com/stuppie/WikiDataScape/wiki/WikiDataScape Wiki page].