This page contains some suggested use-cases for WikiXMLDB.
Ask sophisticated queries against Wikipedia content
Wikipedia search facilities avaliable at wikipedia.org are limited to full-text search only. WikiXMLDB supports W3C XQuery Language and allows you to:
Enrich your Web site with Wikipedia
Wikipedia is a valuable resource that can be used to enrich your content. For example, you can enrich your Web site with information retrieved from Wikipedia such as lists of 'UK Club DJs' if your site is about modern UK music. This information will stay up-to-date as Wikipedia changes. Another example is to integrate Wikipedia content with your geographic data as Wikipedia contains more then 300,000 geographic locations with their geo-coordinates.
Improve your Natural Language Processing, Text Mining and other tools
Wikipedia is one of the largest multi-domain knowlegde base that currently exist. Using information from Wikipedia will allow you to improve your information processing applications in various ways. For example you can use Wikipedia as an advanced up-to-date dictionary that includes a lot of named entities. You can use redirection articles of Wikipedia to create a dictionary of synonyms. Wikipedia also contains disambiguation pages that list various meaning of ambiguous words, this information is invaluable in some NLP applications.
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