Wikimedia projects integration

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Raised this before at a uservoice thingy but I am not seeing it anywhere. Emailed in, no response.

Would like us to integrate Wikimedia projects into our various search results types:
- news: Wikinews
- images: Wikimedia Commons (images)
- videos: Wikimedia Commons (videos) [tired of YouTube all over the place there]
- definitions: Wiktionary
- books: Wikisource
- recipes: Wikibooks
- (whatever I missed)
- ...

Thoughts? How to do it properly?
• posted 3 years and 2 months ago Needs a Developer

AmaryllisG
Hey Gryllida, I'm AmaryllisGardener at Wikimedia. I don't think we've had any interactions with each other, but I've heard of you. Anyway, Bing uses "OxfordDictionaries" for definitions. Stuff that could come from Wiktionary. If you type in "sincerely" to Bing, you'll get the word, a pronunciation, a recording of the word, "adverb" and the definition. Maybe you could look at how they do it. IDK if that helps you, but I mostly just wanted to say hi.
posted by AmaryllisG 3 years and 2 months ago Link
TV
Welcome aboard AmaryllisGardener :)
posted by TV 3 years and 2 months ago Link
AmaryllisG
Thank you! :)
posted by AmaryllisG 3 years and 2 months ago Link
Gryllida
Hi!

These things are done via APIs. Think wiktionary has (or at least should have) an API too and the nice thing is that you can edit it. :)
posted by Gryllida 3 years and 2 months ago Link
Moollaza
Hey guys, I've migrated this to the IA Ideas section because these are all great instant answer ideas.

Some of these areas are already well covered (recipes, definitions, books) but alternatives could be implemented with limited triggers unless the community decides that Wikimedia is an outright better source (which it may very well be).

If JSON API's exist for all of these, then they can all be implemented as Spice instant answers. Our documentation will explain how these would need to be implemented: https://dukgo.com/duckduckhack/ddh-intro
posted by Moollaza Staff3 years and 2 months ago Link
mnp
I would very much like to see this as a daily user.

I've had my eye on wiki products for a long time. One challenge is the main wikipedia instant answer is internal to DDG, ie not part of the community platform.

Ideally we would have a module to query general mediawiki installations and leverage it to hit a large number of them as IA's.
posted by mnp 3 years and 1 month ago Link