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Glossary and toolset
Terms, definitions, and tools related to Wikimedia system architecture
Last updated: 2021-09-10 by MSchottlender-WMF
Status: Ongoing development
The source of truth for the latest content, such an individual Wikipedia
A canonical data model is a predictably-structured, technology-agnostic data structure that represents the system as a whole instead of each component having its own representation of the data. Discrete bits of information are interconnected based on relationships between them and contextualized with metadata. This allows users and machines to consume content easily without specifically caring about the underlying technologies driving the system.
A set of parts related by keyword
data on the outside
Structuring knowledge and infrastructure to enable information to flow between independent services
A Wikidata item. A part is associated with one or more keywords.
A unit of knowledge smaller than a page, such as a section or a reference. A page is associated with one or more parts. A part is associated with one or more keywords.
Content grouped under a heading or as an introduction before the first heading on a page
Architecture repository artifacts are published on mediawiki.org
Diagrams and information visualizations
Virtual white-boarding, event storming, and post-it exercises