Tools: Semantic Media Wiki

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Structure of the wiki


The MarineLives wiki is built on a PHP-based stack:
- Media Wiki
- Semantic MediaWiki extension to allow storage and querying of data across pages
- Semantic Forms extension to allow editing of pages as structured data
- Custom extensions for folio navigation, basic transcription, and improved behaviour to match transcription expectations.



Examples of semantically searchable form based data


Semantic biographies
Semantic occupations
Semantic parishes



History of the wiki


The wiki was migrated from a collection of separate wikis; historically the wiki was set up with relatively unstructured data from one wiki site per volume of depositions (witness statements) and several further wikis for cross volume analysis. An importer took the data from each wiki and converted to structured data on a single wiki, with the analysis wikis moved to namespaced pages.



Wiki scope


Number of wiki pages

26,415

Number of pages in content namespaces

12,752

Number of uploaded files

12,019

Number of wiki edits

105,531

Number of Registered Contributors with Edit Privileges

97



Seemantic Media Wiki API


For an example of Ask API generated data output for further digital processing see image.

Ask API generated output from MarineLives wiki