Extension "Semantic Cite"

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Semantic Cite
Provides a simple way of organizing citation resources with the help of semantic annotations.
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Maintainer(s): mwjames
First released: 11 2015
Release status: stable
Development status: active
Composer: mediawiki/semantic-cite
Area of usage: Storing additional data
Associated with: SMW
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Semantic Cite (a.k.a. SCI) provides a simple way of organizing citation resources with the help of semantic annotations.

It can be used to centralize the management of citation resources and foster the reuse of references stored within a wiki. Supported features include:

  • Self-added and customizable reference list
  • Individual property annotation and text formatting rules
  • In-text reference tooltip
  • Bibtex record import support
  • Metadata retrieval from selected providers (PubMed, CrossRef etc.)

Use cases

This extension can help with tasks like:

  • Track which citation resource is referenced by which article
  • Calculate in-text citation frequency
  • Query references and its cross links
  • Reuse a citation resource wiki-wide by simply making use of the [[CiteRef:: ...]] annotation
  • Map citation properties to an external vocabulary

In-text annotation

Besides those listed "semantic" use cases, a fairly more practical one is the in-text use of annotations without a text being clutter by <ref> ... </ref> which can make the text hard to edit (depending on the amount and length of the traditional Cite markers used or when the principle of "cite whenever you use other authors’ ideas, and cite when readers could question your claims" is followed).

Is linked by

Being able to query crosslinks of a citation reference is also an important outcome of this extension which allows to see which concepts (a subject, paragraph, or article) uses the same reference to support/reject a claim.

Linked Open Data

Pre-defined properties such as DOI can be easily mapped to an external vocabulary such as bibo. For example, an available bibo vocabulary specification allows the RDF export to map its internal representation to an external vocabulary.

Citation styles

SCI supports different citation styles for different types of citations (i.e internet, journal, book etc.) which can be freely specified and designed using MediaWiki's template system.



A collection of examples can be found here.

See also