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How can we improve Project Event Tracking?

Provide disambiguation examples of Wikipedia entity names

API: Get Events by Wikipedia Entity (/relatedevents)

I'd like to suggest you provide some Wikipedia entity name disambiguation examples to help new developers correctly identify entities.

For example, 'Mario' yields several Wikipedia entities and so if the developer wants Mario the video game character, they need to use:

wikipediaid=Mario

...however, if Mario the American singer is required, they need to use:

wikipediaid=Mario (American singer)

I think letting developers know how to correctly format the wikipediaid parameter could be helpful.

Side note: using the latter singer example actually results in really bad matching responses from the API, but that's probably due to current the platform maturity, and hopefully, that'll get better over time.

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