[Mediawiki-l] Pulling specific content from Wikipedia
jbirchwood at comcast.net
Thu Mar 9 04:12:45 UTC 2006
This comes up all the time and I think the usual answer is (if you have the
skills) to write/modify code to use a bot, usually using Python scripts.
There are scripts available to modify. I don't have the skills, so I've
copied and pasted until I lost interest.
At 03:47 PM 3/8/2006 -0500, you wrote:
>I am working on my Masters Project for Kent State University, and my project
>is to develop a wiki for their public radio station specifically dealing
>with folk music.
>I¹m struggling to find a way to pre-populate it with the vast information
>already available on Wikipedia (or if it¹s even possible).
>I see Wikipedia has an API, which would allow me access to their
>information... but I don¹t know if this would fit our needs.
>I also see they have a dump of the entire system, but I don¹t know if you
>can pull out just the information you want.
>Finally if neither of these are good possibilities, are there any good
>suggestions how to go about building a wiki from the ground up to
>eventually be the home for folk music on the web? :)
>~~ http://www.rogerzmusic.com ~~
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