[Mediawiki-l] accessing wikipedia

Michael Rosenthal rosenthal3000 at googlemail.com
Sat Jan 9 14:44:59 UTC 2010

>       In my project, I need to access and get the contents in Wikipedia,and
> then build a inverted index using these contents. But I don't know how to
> get the contents in Wikipedia efficiently and easily. What can I do ? Are
> there any APIs ?

Yes, see http://mediawiki.org/wiki/API

If you need the full-text of many or even all articles you need to
download a database dump: http://download.wikimedia.org

If the project is useful for other Wikipedians you may want to look at
Wikimedia's Toolserver which offers a live copy of the database:

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