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Wikimedia APIs

Wikimedia APIs
This is an introductory overview. See the menu bar on the right for more detailed sub-topics. The MediaWiki web service API (or WebAPI) provides convenient access to wiki features, data and meta-data. Introduction[edit | edit source] If you are instead looking for an "internal API" or "PHP API", see the extension interface, which allows PHP developers to add new functionality to a MediaWiki installation. It can be used to monitor a MediaWiki installation, or create a bot to automatically maintain one.

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DropBox APIs Read our docs Docs are organized by language, from .NET to Swift. Create your app Getting started is simple and quick from the App Console. Test your ideas Custom Search Engine APIs Posted by: Matt Wytock, Software Engineer A couple of weeks ago we blogged about a new feature and a new kind of Custom Search Engine (CSE) that you could create on the fly. Today, we thought we'd dig a bit deeper and describe the underlying infrastructure that powers this. With our new Linked CSEs, we are exposing the API to create and control CSEs. Hook into Wikipedia using Java and the MediaWiki API The Mediawiki API makes it possible for web developers to access, search and integrate all Wikipedia content into their applications. Given that Wikipedia is the ultimate online encyclopedia, there are dozens of use cases in which this might be useful. I used to post a lot of articles about using the webservice APIS of third party sites on this blog. This is going to be another post like that.

Instapaper APIs Simple Developer API: Adding Pages to Instapaper The Simple Instapaper API allows third-party applications to add URLs to Instapaper. If you want to do more than adding URLs from your application to an Instapaper customer's account, use the Full API. Affiliate Tools WorldCat Basic API NEW Search WorldCat and receive results for items in libraries. Includes ISBNs and formatted citations. Basic API is a scaled-down version of the WorldCat Search API. ( Note: You will be redirected to the OCLC Service Configuration application for API key management. ) WorldCat Search API Search WorldCat and receive bibliographic records for cataloged items, information about libraries that own the items and links to online catalog records when available.

Database download Wikipedia offers free copies of all available content to interested users. These databases can be used for mirroring, personal use, informal backups, offline use or database queries (such as for Wikipedia:Maintenance). All text content is multi-licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License (CC-BY-SA) and the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL). Images and other files are available under different terms, as detailed on their description pages. For our advice about complying with these licenses, see Wikipedia:Copyrights.

WikiLocation APIs How to call the API The API is REST-ful and operates over a standard HTTP GET protocol. The base URL is: Ways to process and use Wikipedia dumps – Prashanth Ellina Wikipedia is a superb resource for reference (taken with a pinch of salt of course). I spend hours at a time spidering through its pages and always come away amazed at how much information it hosts. In my opinion this ranks amongst the defining milestones of mankind’s advancement. Apart from being available through the data is provided for download so that you can create a mirror locally for quicker access. This is very convenient when you are not connected to the internet, say when you are on the move.

TVDB API General Information Any company or project must abide by the rules on our API registration form. Please avoid making more API calls than are necessary to retrieve the information you need. The unofficial homepage of Tim Dwyer I have a new position: Senior Lecturer and Larkins Fellow at Monash University, Australia. Dissertations Tim Dwyer (2005): "Two and a Half Dimensional Visualisation of Relational Networks", PhD Thesis, The University of Sydney. (23MB pdf) DBPedia API The DBpedia data set can be accessed online via a SPARQL query endpoint and as Linked Data. 1. Querying DBpedia The DBpedia data set enables quite astonishing query answering possibilities against Wikipedia data.

Facebook Platform The Facebook Platform[1] is a software environment provided by the social networking service Facebook for third-party developers to create their own applications and services that access data in Facebook.[2] Launched on May 24, 2007, the platform offers a set of programming interfaces and tools which enable developers to integrate with the open "social graph" of personal relations and other things like songs, places, and Facebook pages. Applications on, external websites, and devices are all allowed to access the graph.

API:Query The action=query module allows you to get most of the data stored in a wiki, including tokens for editing. The query module has many submodules (called query modules), each with a different function. There are three types of query modules: Meta information about the wiki and the logged-in userProperties of pages, including page revisions and contentLists of pages that match certain criteria

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