Core Platform Team/Initiatives/Short Description API


Initiative Vision

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  • A simple REST API for managing short descriptions for articles
Target Group(s):
  • App developers (iOS, Android)
  • Web developers
  • Third-party developers
  • Read an article's short description to present in UI
  • Edit an article's short description
  • Delete a short description
  • Most wikis use Wikidata to store descriptions
  • English Wikipedia uses a local page property
  • Façade interface to abstract away differences between enwp and other wikis
  • REST API with set, get, and delete methods for short descriptions
Aligned Goals:
  • "Software platforms with integrated machine learning, rich media, and structured data components, and associated tooling for internal and external development and reuse of code and content."