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Integration of MediaWiki API (wikipedia)

BeitragVerfasst: Mo Okt 13, 2014 10:01 am
von tinkerphone
Hi,
probably like most, my crawls did index quite a lot a Wikipedia pages. This is great but rather pointless at the same time.

Instead of having wikipedia in the YaCy indexes it would we great if YaCy would return a wiki snippet by default if the keyword exists in Wikipedia.
This could be achieved by using the MediaWiki API. YaCy could query the keyword at the same time on its own indexes and on wikipedia. The Wiki result (snippet or simple link), if available, could be shown in an extra box.

Without the wikipedia in the YaCy indexes there would be way more room for other urls.

Re: Integration of MediaWiki API (wikipedia)

BeitragVerfasst: Di Nov 11, 2014 10:48 am
von Orbiter
it's not pointless because it's the purpose of YaCy to be a search engine technology in itself. What you consider is called metasearch. YaCy is no meta-searchengine.

However, this does not mean that your suggestion is a bad idea. It's just not a working point for YaCy. If you want to have a search to the Wikipedia API and YaCy at the same time, you must put a search page in front of YaCy and wikipedia. There are software modules for that, i.e. searx and Seeks