I am a contributor, bot-based data-importer, and researcher of Wikidata
. Wikidata, if you don't know, is Wikimedia Foundation's latest project to convert Wikipedia information into a semantic store, and put in a central space for all different language versions of Wikipedias (and Wikisource, and Commons, and Wikivoyage) to use. I wouldh have suggested using Wikidata as an instant answer but it's scope is larger than that. Even DDG seems to treat WIkipedia differently than other sources, and Wikidata's scope is larger than Wikipedia. How is Wikipedia information used right now? Perhaps using Wikidata can improve this.
For a fun example of how Wikidata can answer questions, browse it, or check out this prototype "Wiri"
(like Siri ans Wiki together) to show some of it's answering capabilities.