The Wikimedia application has been built as a WebService and uses a REST interface in order to communicate with Wikimedia commons and facilitate the exchange of information. On top pf the REST service, an API console has been built that demonstrates its functionality. The user is required to provide the URL to the Wikimedia installation endopoint (e.g. http://commons.wikimedia.org/w/api.php) plus  the User identifier that has provided the content to be harvested (e.g. PMRMaeyaert). The application will then use the API in order to retrieve the records associated with this user, parse and extract useful information which is then displayed to the user. This information includes the following elements so far:

  • title
  • description
  • date
  • image (url)
  • source.

The harvested information can then be mapped to EDM in order to be ingested into the LoCloud Metdata Editor (MORe).

If you would like to invoke the metadata enrichment API from your own applications, please refer to the technical documentation.