Semantic MediaWiki Plus
Semantic MediaWiki Plus (SMW+) was a suite of software developed by the Ontoprise corporation, and funded by the Vulcan corporation, that included new extensions (most notably Halo), modified versions of Semantic MediaWiki and related extensions, and a modified version of MediaWiki itself. It was maintained from 2007 to 2012. In April 2012, Ontoprise went bankrupt, and Vulcan ceased their involvement in Semantic MediaWiki. In late 2012, the SMW+ website (which in its last incarnation was smwplus.net) ceased to exist. It appears that SMW+, at least under that name, is a defunct project.
The two SMW+ extensions which seemed to be used most often are ironically two extensions that were only tangentially related to Semantic MediaWiki: WYSIWYG, which provided a WYSIWYG editor, and Access Control List, also known as HaloACL, which provided fine-grained read and write permissioning.
SMW+ also included a Windows installer, which made downloading and maintaining the software on Windows servers easier.
There are currently at least two efforts to revive at least some of the extensions of SMW+:
- DataWiki, a variation of SMW+ produced by DIQA-PM; DIQA-PM is a company run by some of the former developers of Ontoprise.
- OntoLTS, a project to create updated, non-proprietary versions of some SMW+ extensions.
The extensions listed in this table were part of SMW+. Note that not all extensions included are shown here.
|Access Control List||Access Control List is a powerful extension for protecting single wiki pages, articles in categories or namespaces and values of semantic properties.||ACL||Ontoprise|
|Collaboration||Collaboration extension enables the commenting and rating of wiki articles.||CE||Ontoprise|
|Data Import||Data Import extension enables users to integrate external data into the wiki in two different ways.||DI||Ontoprise|
|Extension:Semantic Gardening (obsolete)||Semantic Gardening allows you to detect inconsistencies or peculiarities in your wiki's semantic data via automatic bots||SGD||Ontoprise|
|Halo||Provides an elaborate toolbox to let you gain immediate benefits of semantically enriched, i.e. annotated content.||Halo||Ontoprise|
|Rich Media||Rich Media allows the easy upload and embedding of media files such as documents, images, videos and audio files into the wiki.||RM||Ontoprise|
|Rule Knowledge||The Rule Knowledge extension provides a graphical editor for creating logical rules||RK||Ontoprise|
|Semantic Gardening (obsolete)||Semantic Gardening allows you to detect inconsistencies or peculiarities in your wiki's semantic data via automatic bots||SGD||Ontoprise|
|TreeView||TreeView displays a hierarchical view of wiki elements of your choice.||TV||Ontoprise|
|Triple Store Connector||Triple Store Connector allows to use a triple store as semantic data backend.||TSC||Ontoprise|
|WYSIWYG||The WYSIWYG extension (based on the FCKeditor) provides a WYSIWYG editor for authoring rich text contents.||WYSIWYG||Ontoprise|
Semantic MediaWiki Plus en 1.1.0