Add direct answers to Wikipedia search
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=== The problem ===
Currently the internal search engine of Wikipedia only offers to the users plain text search alongside some property-value based options (only search pages in a category...).
Major search engine, like Google have started to offer direct answers to their user based on the Google Knowledge Graph (e.g. when searching "Barack Obama birth date" the actual birth date of Barack Obama is displayed alongside other results).
The Wikimedia movement has Wikidata a major knowledge base and a powerful query service (query.wikidata.org). It may be interesting to use it inside of Wikipedia search system in order to offer to web and apps readers direct answers and so, increase the use of Wikipedia as an entry point to free knowledge.
Demos of such systems have already been created like Platypus  or NLQuery .
=== Expected outcome ===
Investigate if it's technically possible to offer such systems to the Wikipedia readers
=== Current status of the discussion ===
There is already a tool on Wikimedia labs, PPP-SPARQL, that uses Platypus backend to create SPARQL queries able to run on http://query.wikidata.org http://tools.wmflabs.org/ppp-sparql/
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