For the record, I have heard a similar question recently. Maybe we could
actually offer the abstracts as a service or otherwise "virtual"
property that is simply added to the query result at the end. With the
API Finn mentions (I did not know this, thanks!), it seems that this is
not so hard.
Another thing to point out is that, if the goal is to display short
"previews" of articles in a web page, it might be better to use the
Wikipedia mobile view instead. It should be possible to embed it into
On 04.02.2016 17:47, Finn Årup Nielsen wrote:
I am not aware of the ability of Wikidata to return the abstract. I
think you have to use Wikipedia.
This gives you:
"extract": "SPARQL (pronounced \"sparkle\", a
acronym for SPARQL Protocol and RDF Query Language) is an RDF query
language, that is, a semantic query language for databases, able to
retrieve and manipulate data stored in Resource Description Framework
(RDF) format. It was made a standard by the RDF Data Access Working
Group (DAWG) of the World Wide Web Consortium, and is recognized as one
of the key technologies of the semantic web."
On 02/04/2016 01:03 PM, Miriam Allalouf wrote:
We are accessing Wikidata using embedded SPARQL queries.
We need to have the abstract of an article (namely to retrieve it from
the Wikipedia article).
I can get the site link of an article – though I cannot get a specific
paragraph, particularly the abstract of the article.
It works for me when I use the DBpedia but I want to do it using
Please let me know how?
Thanks a lot,
/Miriam Allalouf, PhD/
/Software Engineering Department, JCE ///
/Academic Head of Mahar Project///
/ Mobile tel: +972-52-3664129//
Azrieli College of Engineering Jerusalem - JCE
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