Re: Wikipedia and Geonames. was: AW: ANN: RDF Book Mashup - Integrating Web 2.0 data sources like Amazon and Google into the Semantic Web

> Some further ideas along these lines. What about scraping information 
> about geograpic places like countries and cities from Wikipedia and 
> linking the data to geonames (
We are already working on linking wikipedia articles with geonames 
places. See also this thread in October :

Now that you are asking for it, I have released today a first version, 
which includes the following wikipedia information about Embrun :


Around 100,000 geonames place names now have wikipedia links.

> I once read about some pretty sophisticated screen-scraping frameworks
As far as I know crawling and screen scraping wikipedia is not 
considered fair use. Wikimedia software is rather resource intensive and 
the preferred way is to use the xml download files :



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