SMWCon Fall 2012, the conference on Semantic MediaWiki is now fully
available on YouTube.
Use this YouTube playlist:
And the conference page is still here:
Here is the small review of the second day of the conference.
In the keynote Peter Haase have presented Information Workbench
platform. In fact it's an enterprise semantic wiki, it has lots of
import\export features, visualizations and RDF support and visual
editor. Nice mature product that have proven that semantic wiki can be
useful in big companies.
The talks about new features in well-known extensions have made me
excited the most: Jeroen (+Nischay, +MWJames) have told about Semantic
Maps and Semantic Result formats. Lots of new plots and graphs,
interactive charts, SHAPES on the map, searching through markers,
clusters... wow! Stephan Gambke have also presented his new 'filtered'
format that have gained popularity immediately in our community.
Stephan made 'filtered' format available for calendars and have great
plans on further development. Big hooray to the developers that have
made SMW even more functional and beautiful!
Searching and SMW is the topic that is now being actively developed by
GESIS institute, so we had two talks about SolrStore and SMW.
Also we had two talks about the new SMW extensions that may be of
interest: Semantic Image Annotator that guys from AIFB have developed
to help annotate parts of the scan pages of books (Corpora analysis)
and Semantic Expressiveness that allows you to use much shorter syntax
for your queries: Daniel Werner described how it helps him to develop
RPG Wiki. Among lightning talk there was Presentation of Toneelstof -
pretty impressive visualization with a clear use csse that uses SMW in
At the end of the conference Joel Natividad described how linked data
may help in city infrastructure.
P.S. dear speakers, if you have time, please add to the template Talk
link to your talk on YouTube in a parameter Video. I'm quite slow guy
as you can see
Yury Katkov, WikiVote, Program Chair