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Python library to retrieve wiktionary word definitions for different languages

Project description

PyWiktionary - a Python library for wiktionary words

Version 0.0.1 (pre-alpha)

This is just a pre alpha that need so many enhancements and fixes, but could be a starting base to start a simple python library for Wiktionary words



Before install, please, make sure you've installed the project dependencies if you're installing from source code:

$ pip install -r ./requirements.txt

Pywiktionary install

Install from the source code:

$ pip install .

How to use

First of all initialize the wiki parser with a supported language then make the request and at the end call the parse() method of the parser object returned from WiktionaryParser :

from pywiktionary import WiktionaryParser

wiktionary_parser = WiktionaryParser(default_language='en')
language_parser = wiktionary_parser.get_page('pizza')
result = language_parser.parse()

The result variable is dictionary containing the result of the wiktionary page parsing. Here the result for "pizza":

  "pizza": {
    "meanings": {
      "noun": [
          "meaning": "(uncountable) A baked Italian dish of a thinly rolled bread dough crust typically topped before baking with tomato sauce, cheese, and other ingredients such as meat, vegetables or fruit",
          "examples": []
          "meaning": "(countable) A single instance of this dish",
          "examples": []

Yeah, yeah... i know it is beautiful and easy as idea, but it now require some development to enhance this system!

Supported languages

  • English - en
  • Italian - it


  • Implement a good system to select wiktionary language parser
  • Write a good human friend documentation! =)

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