Release status: stable
|Implementation||Ajax, Special page, Data extraction|
|Description||Analyse data in Semantic MediaWiki by using OLAP functionality|
|Latest version||1.0 (2017-06-12)|
|Check usage and version matrix.|
Semantic OLAP is an extension to Semantic MediaWiki that allows to query and analyse data, stored in the semantic MediaWiki, by using OLAP functionality. Users can analyse the data from different views by changing the pivot table. Semantic OLAP uses orbjs, which is based on React.js, to customize and control the pivot table.
- Download, extract and place the file(s) in a directory called
- Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
wfLoadExtension( 'SemanticOLAP' );
- Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.
To users running MediaWiki 1.24 or earlier:
The instructions above describe the new way of installing this extension using
wfLoadExtension(). If you need to install this extension on these earlier versions (MediaWiki 1.24 and earlier), instead of
wfLoadExtension( 'SemanticOLAP' );, you need to use:
In the initial screen of the Semantic OLAP Special Page, the data that should be queried must be selected.
- At least one Category and one Property must be selected.
- Autocomplete simplifies the input and suggests available Categories and Properties
On the basis of the input, a simple ASK Query is created in the background. If no result is returned, a Popup appears with the corresponding ASK query.
Tool allows to analyse the data by using OLAP functionality.
- Use Drag&Drop to change the view on the pivot table
- If multiple values are linked to the same Property then only the first Value is selected.
- If a property is of type "Quantity", the corresponding unit is displayed.
- Click on "Select Data" to get back to the initial screen and select the data for analysis
Filter and Sort Values
Semantic OLAP allows to filter for values. In order to filter, click on the right icon on the corresponding property and filter vor values either by
- Matches (i.e. greater than, lower than)
- Tick the concrete values
The current view on the data is downloaded in spreadsheet format by clicking on the export xls button.
- Select aggregation function (sum, avg, max, min)
- Currently, only sum is available
- Advanced ASK Queries/Selection of data
- Using advanced queries in SMW 2.5
- Compound Queries
- Allow to display information in graphs
*Not all units are displayed. It is part of future work to display all available units
*Sometimes the Multibox is not properly loaded. Please reload the page in that case
- Include the Semantic OLAP into a page
- Link to authors
- Link to information pages