Semantic MediaWiki 1.0 released

The first stable version the Semantic MediaWiki extension for MediaWiki [1], SMW 1.0, is now available. New features as compared to SMW 0.7 at a glance:

  • Simplified semantic annotations: just one kind of annotation ("Property").
  • Significant speedups for page rendering and loading
  • Prettier and easier to understand interfaces
  • Alternative inline query syntax {{#ask:...}}, fully compatible with MediaWiki templates, template parameters, and other extensions
  • Semantic RSS feeds: subscribe to your favourite query results
  • More expressive semantic querying: class and property hierarchies, equality
  • Pattern matching, disjunctions, and inequality in query conditions
  • Fewer and simpler datatypes, more tolerant parsing
  • Better media support: better treatment of links to Image: and Media:
  • Better internationalisation, new languages: Dutch, Chinese
  • New experimental n-ary properties, for list-like property values
  • Ontology import re-enabled (simple annotation import)
  • Support for upcoming MediaWiki 1.12
  • Many many bugfixes and minor improvements

SMW 1.0 requires MediaWiki 1.11 and is already compatible with the upcoming version 1.12. More information is obtained via our online documentation [2] which will be further updated within the next couple of weeks, and the support mailinglist [3] (requires subscription).


Posted by Markus Krötzsch 2007-12-31

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