October 28, 2016

New Paper / Research Tool: “Wikipedia Tools for Google Spreadsheets”

The following paper was made available online yesterday.


Wikipedia Tools for Google Spreadsheets


Thomas Steiner
Google Research


via arXiv


In this paper, we introduce the Wikipedia Tools for Google Spreadsheets. Google Spreadsheets is part of a free, Web-based software office suite offered by Google within its Google Docs service. It allows users to create and edit spreadsheets online, while collaborating with other users in realtime. Wikipedia is a free-access, free-content Internet encyclopedia, whose content and data is available, among other means, through an API. With the Wikipedia Tools for Google Spreadsheets, we have created a toolkit that facilitates working with Wikipedia data from within a spreadsheet context. We make these tools available as open-source on GitHub, released under the permissive Apache 2.0 license.

Direct to Full Text Paper: Wikipedia Tools for Google Spreadsheets (4 pages; PDF)

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