This post will walk you through the process of collecting structured Wikipedia data via a couple of nice APIs produced by the Wikimedia group. I have used these APIs for projects in my line of work as a data scientist at Bertelsmann, which has accumulated interest throughout the organization. I wrote an internal version of this article for my colleagues, but, since this data is free and open to any one to use, I figured I would also write a public version so that anyone can access this data too!
So, here goes.
What is this data source I speak of? …