Author, Inventor or Creator of...

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Searching for "Author of Harry Potter" should return "Joanne Rowling," searching for "Inventor of The Telephone" should return "Alexander Graham Bell," and searching for "Creator of Five Nights At Freddy's" should return "Scott Cawthon."
Wikipedia sometimes has this information in the box on the right.
• posted 3 years and 9 months ago Needs a Developer

Great idea. I'm not really sure if Wikipedia has info on all of this (ex. who invented Bitcoin? We technically don't know).
posted by javathunderman Community Leader3 years and 9 months ago Link
For books we can use GoodReads API
posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 9 months ago Link
Looks like "author of" has already been implemented.

posted by whroman 3 years and 7 months ago Link
I think that's just the About IA (which takes the top paragraph and sidebar information from Wikipedia). However, it shows that in some cases the author info is there (you can see it as "Author -- Joseph Conrad" on the About IA).

However, as <hidden> pointed out, GoodReads would probably be the best API.
posted by MyUser 3 years and 7 months ago Link
I think Wikidata would be the best source for this one. Entities may have attributes like "author" or "inventor".
posted by Ezibenroc 3 years and 5 months ago Link