Cargo and Semantic MediaWiki

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SMWCon Fall 2015Cargo and Semantic MediaWiki
SMWCon Fall 2015
Cargo and Semantic MediaWiki
Talk details
Description: A talk about, and demonstration of, the MediaWiki extension to Cargo, and how it relates to Semantic MediaWiki and the overall SMW ecosystem.
Speaker(s): Yaron Koren
Slides: see here
Type: Talk, Demo, Presentation
Audience: Everyone
Event start: 2015/10/29 14:35:00
Event finish: 2015/10/29 14:55:00
Length: 20 minutes
Video: click here
Keywords: extensions, semantic extensions, live demo
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Cargo is an extension mostly written by Yaron Koren, released in January 2015, that is billed as an alternative to Semantic MediaWiki and many of the other SMW-based extensions (with a few exceptions, most notably Semantic Forms). What does that mean? Why is an alternative needed? What are Cargo's strengths and weaknesses compared to SMW? And why should you care? This talk will try to answer these and other questions, and will also provide a demo of Cargo's functionality.