SemanticMediaWiki is a MediaWiki extension.

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Usage note

It seems almost nobody uses SMW for its original ideas (semantic web, rdf, ontologies and etc) — everyone just uses it to be able to add properties to pages, create something like «object model», create Semantic Forms, use #ask queries as something like «sql» for objects and turn MediaWiki into a CMS.

But SMW is far from ideal for this purpose — it’s not that fast, properties are global (i.e. not specific to an object class), and the #ask query language is not so convenient… Usually it ends up with a massive amount of very ugly «Wiki-programming» efforts.

So, avoid massive usage of SMW if you can. If you still have to use it, check our improvements to it (see below).

Our improvements