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Built in search features of MediaWiki may not be sufficient for some use cases, you might especially be interested in

  • the possibility of searching for semantic properties or doing faceted search (search that can be narrowed down by semantic properties)
  • the possibility of searching inside the contents of uploaded files (e.g. PDF documents)
  • the possibility of including search results outside of your (Semantic) MediaWiki instance (e. g. other websites / wikis or documents residing on a file system)

Semantic search[edit]

Other built-in options[edit]

  • Extension "Semantic Result Formats"Provides additional formats for semantic queries provides the result format "Filtered"Displays query results as switchable views, offers to filter
  • Extension "Semantic Drilldown"A drilldown interface for navigating through semantic data provides a different possibility of a faceted search
  • Extension "Page Forms"Allows to create and use forms for adding and editing pages with and without semantic data can be used to define query forms. You can customize the fields you want to provide for searching to the users as well as the results to be displayed

None of these options provide the possibility to include sources from outside of the wiki.

External search[edit]