If you are creating an application that requires you to fetch the search results for a particular term from Wikipedia, what approach would you use?
Maybe you would use the
requests module or
BeautifulSoup. However, getting the desired data in the proper format could be a tedious job.
Wikipedia package can help you fetch the search results from Wikipedia with just one line of code. Before moving on, let’s first install the package by running the following command:
pip install wikipedia
Let’s now take a look at the function parameters.
wikipedia.search() accepts the following parameters:
query: This is the term that you want to search.
results: This is an optional parameter that specifies how many results you want for the
query. It accepts an integer value. The default value of this parameter is .
suggestion: This is also an optional parameter that accepts boolean values. If
True, it will return suggestions based on your
query. The default value of this parameter is False.
search() function returns a list of available terms on Wikipedia for your
Let’s take a look at the code:
import wikipedia as wp query = "Python" print(wp.search(query, results = 5))
search()function and pass the required parameters.
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