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MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: stable
Implementation API
Description Get data from Semantic MediaWiki through the REST API
Author(s) Sophivorustalk
Latest version 2.0 (2023-11-01)
MediaWiki 1.39+
PHP 7+
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 3.0 or later
Example [1]
Quarterly downloads 1 (Ranked 140th)
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The Semantic REST API extension adds an endpoint to the MediaWiki REST API that gives access to semantic data from Semantic MediaWiki.


  • Install Extension:SemanticMediaWiki
  • Download and move the extracted SemanticRESTAPI folder to your extensions/ directory.
    Developers and code contributors should install the extension from Git instead, using:cd extensions/
    git clone https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/mediawiki/extensions/SemanticRESTAPI
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'SemanticRESTAPI' );
  • Yes Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.



Once installed, simply browse to the following URL pattern to get a JSON with all the semantic data of a given page:


For example, compare this and this.

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