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Analysis of ITAR-TASS wiki

My last project at WikiVote was to create a knowledgebase for the main Russian news agency, ITAR-TASS. In the next posts I’m going to describe the project and analyse its results. This post is an introduction to the task we … Continue reading

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Using Semantic MediaWiki for creating standards for professional activity

I think that 97 percent of users underestimate the power of Semantic MediaWiki. It’s not just a tool that will help you to manage your encyclopedia. In fact using wikis for just encyclopedias or for documentation is just one dumb, … Continue reading

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ChapTimeline Result Format is now open source!

Timeline is one of the most impressive result format in Semantic MediaWiki. But SIMILE timeline looks very old-fashioned and its code is a great mess. Moreover many of our clients find it too complicated and I totally agree with them: … Continue reading

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Results of SMWCon and possible future of Semantic MediaWiki

SMWCon conference have just ended and I’ve successfully recovered after it. It was the biggest conference ever: we’ve got almost 90 participants. It was also a very interesting one: we’ve got business talks and scientific talks, talks about open governement … Continue reading

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Helping SEMAT community to grow and be more transparent

SEMAT stands for Software Engineering Method and Theory. It has been designed by Ivar Jacobson, the co-author of UML, Use Case methodology and Rational Unified Process. The project is pretty big and has many parts and I’m sure it will … Continue reading

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Developing new glossary tools in MediaWiki

Good news for me! My protege Zhenya have been accepted for Google Summer Of Code 2013! I and Stephan Gambke are Wikimedia Foundation mentors for the project aims inproving two MediaWiki extensions: Lingo and Semantic Glossary. Here is the description … Continue reading

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Wikiapiary – a useful website for MediaWiki admins

A fairly simple idea of gathering statistics from all MediaWiki’s they can find resulted in surprisingly useful website with huge potential. Wikiapiary knows which version of software your wiki use: the skin, extensions, version of MediaWiki itself. More importantly wikiapiary … Continue reading

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Export and import uploads in MediaWiki

I’ve been searching for the way to export all the uploaded files in MediaWiki for about two days and now I know how to do it! Here is the problem: the files in MediaWiki have their pages in the File: … Continue reading

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Fighting spam in MediaWiki

Cleaning up spam on semanticweb.org and on letopisi.ru have resulted in a little tutorial and a presentation I want to show. Ok, so here is some advice that can alone improve your spam situation. Healthy community. If your wiki has … Continue reading

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The importance of participating the OSS community

When you’re making the software that is based on some open source code it’s crucially important to participate in a life of the community. Why? First of all let’s remember why have we decided to be dependent on some OSS … Continue reading

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