When I saw @Jhernandez's demo in Lyon, I was very excited. Somehow I see it as something that can improve https://www.wikipedia.org/, a page that is probably very popular but also quite boring, and that hasn't changed in ages.
I'm not saying that we should get rid of the current page and slap this search instead. A combination of both, where you can see at a first glance the richness of wikipedias but also get cool useful results if you use the search there.
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@Deskana, you are involved in improvements to www.wikipedia.org. It would be good if your team could check @Jhernandez and see whether there is anything you want to do with it. At some point we need to decide whether this was a fun and inspiring hackathon project only, or if there is a possible continuity for this work.
Thanks for the ping @Qgil.
This has helped shape one of the goals of the reading web team this Q2: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T114542
I've used the prototype to research using parsoid for content, and we're developing a new prototype with a similar architecture as webkipedia for research this quarter. More info in the above task and their links.
For the moment I'm keeping webkipedia stalled as a side project, and I would consider this task done in its current form.