404732, Working with data in WikiMedia and MediaWiki (CLT310), 3 cr
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Working with data in WikiMedia and MediaWiki (CLT310)
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After the course you know how content is structured and managed in MediaWiki. You know how to get data from and how to push data to a wiki programmatically.
In this course you will learn how to work with MediaWiki, by using linguistic datasets. You will learn about the Wikimedia projects such as Wikidata and discover the free datasets they offer. You will learn how to extract data by processing the data dumps or by accessing the public APIs. You will use the prossibilities offered by MediaWiki's strong multilingualism support and semantic features.
As requirements, you should know how to run commands on a command line and be able to write scripts in Python.