WAPI, or WOMBAT API, is a SOAP-based API built in the context of the project to facilitate the remote access and exploration of security-related datasets.
The package contains all the essential code to start using the WAPI. The WAPI represents an attempt to tackle two main challenges for
security data providers:
- Many of the data access primitives are not easily scriptable. Many data
sources provide web-based interfaces that, while easily accessible by human
operators, are not convenient for automated analysis.
- The interfaces for security datasets are very diverse in structure and
methodology. The analyst who wants to take advantage of multiple data sources
to perform correlations among them is thus forced to implement ad-hoc plugins
and parsers for each data feed. This process is not necessarily a simple task,
and requires the analyst to fully understand, for example, the schema of the
SQL database provided by the data owner.
You can find the package on sourceforge : http://sourceforge.net/projects/wombat-api
More information and details on WAPI are available in the deliverable D10/D6.3