Explore making WDQS access mediawiki API
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Description

Mediawiki API allows to retrieve data which may be useful in queries but not easily accessible. For example, categories hierarchy:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:ApiSandbox#action=query&format=json&list=categorymembers&cmtitle=Category%3AParking+facilities&cmtype=subcat

It may be useful to access such queries from WDQS to combine them with Wikidata data. Some research is needed on feasibility and specific design.

See also this thread: https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikidata/2016-October/thread.html#9723

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Petscan by Magnus can do that sort of mixing, I think.

Lydia_Pintscher moved this task from incoming to monitoring on the Wikidata board.Dec 16 2016, 9:57 AM
Smalyshev triaged this task as High priority.Feb 15 2017, 1:50 AM

Change 349119 had a related patch set uploaded (by Smalyshev):
[wikidata/query/rdf@master] [WIP] [DNM] Add Mediawiki API service

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/349119