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Semantic MediaWiki

Calendar Tools

Semantic Result Formats (SRF) is a MediaWiki extension, used in conjunction with the Semantic MediaWiki extension, that bundles a number of further result formats for SMW's inline queries. The individual formats can be added to the installation independently, including...
(Extension:Semantic Result Formats/calendar format replaces the Extension:Semantic Calendar.)
(The Discourse DB Opinion calendar is a use-case example of the Extension:Semantic Result Formats/calendar format.)

User Registration

This extension tweaks user registration process in order to make users populate their user pages with semantic data at registration time.
Dave's notes: This extension appears abandoned. Also may want to look for an option that can integrate with SocialProfile.

Semantic MediaWiki Plus (SMW+)

SMW+ Deployment Framework
SMW+ is a semantic enterprise Wiki for teams that need a human-readable and agile knowledge base for collaborating on rich text and data in their daily work.
The Deployment Framework: Enjoy extension possibilities - effortlessly.
(Image of deployment framework admin table.)
Distributing a MediaWiki extension using the Deployment Framework
SMW+ User Forum | For commercial and production use.
(Presumably for SMW+ since it's published on Ontoprise's SMW Forum website.)
Extensions that are part of the SMW+ package of MediaWiki extensions.

Project Halo

The Halo extension is an extension to Semantic MediaWiki (SMW) and has been developed as a part of Project Halo in order to facilitate the use of Semantic Wikis for a large community of users. Main focus of the development was to create tools that increase the ease of use of SMW features and advertise the immediate benefits of semantically enriched contents.
With the Halo Access Control List extension you can restrict the access to different elements of your wiki for single users or entire user groups. It allows to easily configure and manage custom rights via a comprehensive GUI.
The Data Import Extension is an extension to Semantic MediaWiki (SMW) and the Halo Extension and has been developed as a part of Project Halo to embrace data provided by external applications and to re-use the data in a wiki.

SMW+ Single Sign-On (LDAP Authentication)

Fixed with release: 1.5.6 [July 2011]

SMW+ Multi-Wiki System

Q: I want to be able to create two separate wiki's but use a single installation of SMW+. Is this as simple as creating a second MediaWiki folder in the web hosting directory and creating a second database for it? Or are there more configurations required for other areas of the package?
A: This should be suitable. You have to change two settings in LocalSettings.php of your second installation.
$wgScriptPath must point to your second MW directory.
$wgDBname must contain the name of your second wiki database.

List of Semantic MediaWiki Plus (SMW+) Publications

October 2011 Coding Challenge
The Wikimedia Foundation is pleased to announce the October 2011 Coding Challenge.

Dave's Resource Notes

Install Home / SMWHalo 1.5.6-1 / SMW+ / SMW+ Source instead. (See below.)
Deployment Framework
SMW+ has the state-of-the-art Wiki features for authoring and sharing articles which are supplemented with powerful semantic features. (This article includes list of patches, compatible extension releases and other prerequisites.)
Update 1.5.6-1 is recommended for all SMW+ users since the touch up affects core elements like the WYSIWYG extension, the Ontology Browser and administration issues. For example, the WYSIWYG extension in some cases showed errors when switching between wikitext and Richtext mode.
Abstract: Semantic enterprise wikis combine the strengths of traditional content management systems, databases, semantic knowledge management systems, and collaborative Web 2.0 platforms. In this article we will present SMW+, a product for developing semantic enterprise applications. We will present a number of real-world applications that are realized with SMW+ and illustrate the wealth of activities that semantic wikis support.
On September 14th, the Halo team released SMW+ 1.5.6-1. It is a bugfix release which contains a bunch of compatibility updates and bug fixes as well as some feature improvements for release 1.5.6. We recommend the update for all SMW+ users since the touch up affects core elements like the WYSIWYG extension, the Ontology Browser and the web-based Administration Tool.
Project Halo
This article explains the process of installing and integrating the Access Control List extension 1.4 on top of MediaWiki. Manual installation section shows specific patch commands.
Semantic MediaWiki
Other Tangentially Related Resources

Dave's Installation Notes

Fatal error: Declaration of SMWHaloCsvResultPrinter::getResultText() must be compatible with that of SMWResultPrinter::getResultText() in /home/organizedpower/ on line 10

Semantic MediaWiki Consulting Resources

List of Semantic Wiki Engines

Semantic MediaWiki | SMW+

- Semantic Toolbar, allowing to quickly inspect, create and alter the semantic annotations of a wiki article
- Advanced Annotation Mode, for annotating contents semantically in a WYSIWYG-like manner without having to cope with the wiki source text
- Auto-completion, suggesting entities or data existing in the wiki while typing (e.g. when annotating in the wiki-text or filling in input fields)
- Graphical query interface, empowering users to easily compose queries and preview query results with different output formats
- Ontology browser, enabling intuitive browsing and changing of the wiki's ontology and lookup of instance and property information
A recurring event is any event that occurs more than once, according to a pre-defined rule: examples are weekly meetings, anniversaries and birthdays.
The semantic technologies of SMW+ complement the dynamic and community-driven characteristics of wikis, making it the perfect tool for collaborative, wiki-based project management.[1]

thumb|500px|Semantic Wiki Trending Topics

SMW / SMW+ Extensions

(Redundancy Alert: Semantic MediaWiki comes as part of this bundle.)

thumb|Semantic Wiki: Phpwiki, Freebase, Semantic Mediawiki, Tikiwiki, Bowiki, Smw+, Ontowiki, Wagn

reading material

discussion lists

Deployment Framework

The Deployment Framework is a tool that allows the convenient management of MW extensions and content bundles of a wiki installation. Also, it is contained in SMW+ Community and Professional Edition for automating the process of upgrading and extending SMW+.[2]

Installing SMW+ Deployment Framework

Installation Note: We recommended that you install the Deployment Framework on a plain MW installation; the Deployment Framework may later on not update those extensions that were installed manually or those that have been customized.[3]


WYSIWYG Test Results

Test: Upload media.


Richmedia extension

You have requested to open the Upload Wizzard, which is helpful if you want to
upload and tag media in one step.

In order to use this feature you require the "Rich Media extension" which you
can download here for free: click here to download

Test: Webservice definition.


SMW Webservice

You have requested to open the Webservice Wizzard, which is helpful if you want
to use data coming from web services.

In order to use this feature you require the "Data Import extension" which you
can download here for free: click here to download

Miscellaneous Formatting Attempts

Adding and modifying data

Semantic Forms
Authors First Released Links
Yaron Koren, Stephan Gambke and others May 2007
Semantic Forms allows for the creation of forms to add and edit wiki pages, using the fields within the page's MediaWiki template calls as the fields of the form. All semantic data is meant to be held within templates, and not directly within wiki pages. Templates assign a semantic property to some or (preferably) all of their fields; the type of each semantic property helps determine what sort of input will show up for that field in the form. Data autocompletion is also enabled, as are a variety of other features. Forms can additionally be used for querying the wiki's data.

SMW OntologyEditor
Authors First Released Links
ACTIVE Team STI Innsbruck January 2010
The SMW OntologyEditor is an extension of SemanticMediaWiki and has been developed as part of the ACTIVE project ( in order to enable the development of lightweight ontologies. The focus of the editor is to provide an easy understandable interface to develop ontologies and to ensure consistency of the knowledge base by providing a set of knowledge repair algorithms. The main features are:
  • Development of lightweigth ontologies (vocabularies, categories, properties, elements)
  • Import/Export of OWL/XML files and folksonomies
  • Knowledge repair algorithms (errors, redundancies, inconsistencies)