Semantic MediaWiki publications

Table of Contents

This page lists papers and presentations involving Semantic MediaWiki. Note that there is also a page about (non-scientific) press coverage of the project.

The main publication about the software as such is:

Journal and conference papers[edit]

There are many related papers and presentations about SMW and its applications. A rather extensive list can be found by searching Google Scholar for papers that cite the above. Below is an incomplete list of works that are specifically related to SMW (newest at the top):








  • (Conference paper) Yolanda Gil, Angela Knight, Kevin Zhang, Larry Zhang, Ricky Sethi. (2013). An Initial Analysis of Semantic Wikis. Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces.


  • (Journal paper) Dan M. Bolser, Pierre-Yves Chibon, Nicolas Palopoli, Sungsam Gong, Daniel Jacob, Victoria Dominguez Del Angel, Dan Swan, Sebastian Bassi, Virginia González, Prashanth Suravajhala, Seungwoo Hwang, Paolo Romano, Rob Edwards, Bryan Bishop, John Eargle, Timur Shtatland, Nicholas J. Provart, Dave Clements, Daniel P. Renfro, Daeui Bhak, and Jong Bhak. MetaBase—the wiki-database of biological databases Nucleic Acids Res. 2012 40: D1250-D1254.
  • (Conference paper) Corley CD, Brigantic RT, Lancaster MJ, Chung JS, Noonan CF, Schweighardt JR, Brown SD, Cowell AJ, Fligg AK, Piatt AW et al.. 2011. BioCat: Operational Biosurveillance Model Evaluations and Catalog. Supercomputing 2011, Computational Biosurveillance Workshop.



  • (Conference paper) Alquier, L., Schultz, T., and Stephens, S. 2010. Exploration of a Data Landscape using a Collaborative Linked Data Framework. In Proceedings of the The Future of the Web for Collaborative Science, WWW2010 (Raleigh, North Carolina, April 26, 2010)


  • (Workshop paper) Alquier, L., McCormick, K., and Jaeger, E. 2009. knowIT, a semantic informatics knowledge management system. In Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration (Orlando, Florida, October 25 – 27, 2009). WikiSym ’09. ACM, New York, NY, 1-5. DOI=
  • (Workshop paper) Cowell AJ, ML Gregory, EJ Marshall, and LR McGrath. 2009. Collaborative Knowledge Discovery Environments. In The Changing Face of Digital Science - New Practices in Scientific Collaboration Workshop at CHI 2009. ACM Press, New York, NY.



  • (Journal paper) Markus Krötzsch, Denny Vrandecic, Max Völkel, Heiko Haller, Rudi Studer. Semantic Wikipedia. In Journal of Web Semantics 5/2007, pp. 251–261. Elsevier 2007. (Wikidata Q27826821).


  • (Conference paper) Markus Krötzsch, Denny Vrandečić, and Max Völkel. “Semantic MediaWiki”. In Isabel Cruz, Stefan Decker, Dean Allemang, Chris Preist, Daniel Schwabe, Peter Mika, Mike Uschold, Lora Aroyo, eds.: Proceedings of the 5th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC-06). Springer 2006. (Wikidata Q28916707).


Talks, panels and demonstrations[edit]

  • (Presentation) Alquier, L., Driving a Linked Data Framework with Semantic Wikis, Bio-IT World 2011, (Boston, Massachussetts, April 12, 2011) - Slides


  • (Ph.D. thesis) Basil Ell, User Interfaces to the Web of Data based on Natural Language Generation. Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften (WIWI), Institut für Angewandte Informatik und Formale Beschreibungsverfahren (AIFB), 2015.
    "The core idea of the Semantic Web vision is the evolution from a Web of human-readable pages to a machine-interpretable Web of Data. We explore how Virtual Research Environments support research interactions with RDF data. Natural Language Generation is applied to improve user interfaces to the Web of Data: we present a method to verbalize SPARQL queries and a language-independent approach to induce RDF verbalization templates from a parallel corpus of text and data."
  • (Master's thesis) Simon Heimler. Schema-Driven Development of Semantic MediaWikis. Hochschule Augsburg, University of Applied Sciences, 2015.

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