WebSearcher Node for Wikipedia Searches


I used the Websearcher Node with the "search engine" Wikipedia and the search term "Boehringer Ingelheim". The result is a set of 10 columns with 10 different Wikipedia articles. All articles make sense for me.

But to understand the algoritmn of this node my question is: How does this node search in Wikipedia (in Wikipadia articles) to get these 10 results? If I search directly in Wikipedia, I will get only one result with the title "Boehringer Ingelheim". 



Hallo Frank,

Wikipedia has a special search page where one could also search within the content of the wiki pages. When using this search page you will see all wiki pages that contain the searched terms. I assume that the web searcher node uses this function.



Hi Frank,

to confirm Tobias' assumption: We do a full-text search in the content of the Wikipedia pages. Explanation on Wikipedia's search API is avalable here:

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Searching#Search_engine_features
  • https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/API:Search

Best regards, Philipp

Thanks a lot for this additional information. It was helpful.




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