Extension:Data Import Extension

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This extension was developed by Ontoprise Gmbh, that filed for bankruptcy during 2012. As of April 30, 2013, their website, smwplus.net, has been down for several months.It appears DIQA GmbH, a company founded by former Ontoprise employees, has taken ownership of the entire SMW+ (supposedly renamed DataWiki) suite, including this extension
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Data Import extension

Release status:Extension status unmaintained

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ImplementationTemplate:Extension#type Special page
DescriptionTemplate:Extension#description The Data Import extension is an extension to Semantic MediaWiki (SMW) and allows calling web services from within a wiki and to import data from virtually any source.
Author(s)Template:Extension#username ontoprise GmbH
Latest versionTemplate:Extension#version 1.4.5 (2012-05-04)
MediaWikiTemplate:Extension#mediawiki 1.17
LicenseTemplate:Extension#license GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
Download Easy installation with Wiki Administration Tool or download from sourceforge

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The Data Import extension enables users to integrate external data into the Wiki coming from webservices (external RESTful and basic SOAP) as well as CSV files and emails (via the Term Import Framework component or POP3 account import). Imported data are added to the Wiki as new articles. All features come with an easy to use graphical user interfaces.

Features of the Data Import extension[edit]

The Data Import extension provides the following features:

  • Using data and features from web services - features to attach to an external RESTful or basic SOAP web service, to specify the update and cache cleanup policies and to generate semantic annotations from read or imported data
  • Importing new Wiki articles - Companies that want to introduce a semantic wiki as new knowledge managements system often have their own vocabulary of specific terms that they want to be reflected in the Wiki. The Term Import component allows importing such existing terms into the wiki.

Feature descriptions and documentation can be found at:

SMW+ and the SMW+ Extension Suite[edit]

A pre-configured and free easy-to-install bundle named "SMW+" containing MediaWiki, SMW, Halo and further useful extensions is also distributed. It also allows installing the Data Import extension via the web based

Get more information at the official SMW+ info page.