Wikparser – A Wiktionary Text Parser

in Lexicography, Programming

Perhaps you need an easy and quick way to extract specific information from a Wiktionary entry, such as a word’s part of speech or definitions? While Wikimedia’s API allows you to retrieve text-only entries for a given word, it doesn’t allow you to target a specific subsection of the entries. This is where the Wikparser comes in.

The current version of Wikparser (0.2), written in PHP, allows you to extract a word’s parts of speech, definitions, and synonyms. It currently supports French and English natively, but was written so as to allow for support for other languages to be easily added.

Click here for more information, instructions, as well as a link to download Wikparser.