Semantic MediaWiki Registry

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The Semantic MediaWiki Registry

This site offers a registration service for public wikis that run Semantic MediaWiki. The main purposes of this service are

  • to keep an overview of typical uses of SMW,
  • to find interesting and innovative new uses of SMW, and
  • to gather examples of nice wikis that users can be pointed to ("featured sites" like the Wiki of the Month).

The SMW Project strives to please as many people as possible. When considering new features and software changes, it is therefore important for us to know what is out there. The registry is vital for us to find out about common problems as well as success stories in using Semantic MediaWiki.

There are 1,603 wikis on WikiApiary that use Semantic MediaWiki to store more than 1,267,588,044 values for 1,959,431 properties. For 1714 of them statistical information is collected. See Semantic statistics for more information.

Which data is collected?

The service will use the wiki URL to request public information from the wiki (e.g. site name, statistics, language, etc.). See the page on Semantic MediaWiki for an example. This data will be updated at regular intervals of typically 240 minutes. No personal information, user account data, wiki content, or any other private or protected data is collected. If the wiki is not accessible publicly, then the service will not collect any additional data.

How is the data used?

The data is used by the SMW Project to get an overview of common wiki uses. This knowledge is important for us to decide about future development goals, and to learn about the main application areas of SMW. Public wiki sites might also be used as references for interested users.

Where can I view the registered wikis?

The page on the software Semantic MediaWiki is updated automatically in regular intervals. It shows the wikis that were known to be active at the time. There is also a page with semantic statistics.

How to register a wiki?

After creating an account on this website you return to this page and press the button below:

Note that only the name and the URL of you website are mandatory. However you may add much more information and even set up extended data collection for your wiki.

How to unregister a wiki?

All automated requests are executed by a user agent:

Bumble Bee/1.0 (WikiApiary; +

To undo the registration of some wiki at a later stage, it is enough to disallow site access for the user agent Bumble Bee (you can use the full string if desired) using robots.txt, and then to "register" the wiki again. In case of problems or questions, feel free to contact us.