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