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Wikipedia Is Everywhere

February 24th, 2006

When a blogger has some words to define, they will normally link it to the definitions in Wikipedia. Even Yahoo! Search has just announced that they are adding more related links to Wikipedia in their search result. If you are joining the crowd, try Interface to WikipedizeText. With the tool, we can expect to see even more links to Wikipedia.

WikipedizeText is an experimental web service which will provide a list of Wikipedia entries which appear in a block of text, and the text itself with the Wikipedia links embedded in it.

What you need to do is only to copy your content and paste it in the text box. Then click "Wikipedize Text". You will get the same content, with lots of links to wikipedia definitions in return. If you find that there are too many links in the text, you may use the checkboxes to remove some of the too common ones.

Since the source code is provided, I'm expecting somebody would turn it into a WordPress plugin very soon.

Anyhow, I would like to make a point for the improvement of the tool. I see that the same link is appearing more than once in the same text and I don't think that is appropriate. It should allow the user to opt for the same link to appear only once in a text. And that's the reason I didn't wikipedize this post!

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One Response

Swifty says:

Sounds like a pretty decent tool. I’ll try it out.