Is there a Wikipedia API just for retrieve the content summary?

There’s a way to get the entire “introduction section” without any HTML parsing! Similar to AnthonyS’s answer with an additional explaintext parameter, you can get the introduction section text in plain text. Query Getting Stack Overflow’s introduction in plain text: Using the page title: Or use pageids: JSON Response (warnings stripped) { “query”: … Read more

How to extract information from a Wikipedia infobox?

The wrong way: trying to parse HTML Use (cURL/jQuery/file_get_contents/requests/wget/more jQuery) to fetch the HTML article code of the article, then use a DOM parser to extract table.infobox tr[3] td / use a regex. This is actually a really bad idea most of the time. Wikipedia’s HTML code is not particularly parsing-friendly (especially infoboxes which are … Read more