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A number of Semantic Web tools can immediately be used with the RDF export of Semantic MediaWiki. This page lists various tools that have been tested with SMW and explains what features they offer.

  • Tabulator is an online browser for RDF documents available at Using it on external resources such as requires a change in security settings of the browser, since JavaScript must be enabled to access external sites. After this is done, RDF of ontoworld can be loaded conveniently by loading the URL of some RDF export, e.g. The interface is still somewhat crude, but the tool shows that dynamic interfaces for browsing RDF and RDF-enabled sites are feasible. Tabulator takes advantage of Semantic MediaWiki's feature of creating browsable RDF which includes "backlinks" in RDF triples as well.
  • FOAF Explorer is an online viewer for RDF files that use the FOAF vocabulary. It can be accessed via Like most FOAF tools, FOAF Explorer is still somewhat limited and does not deal well with arbitrary RDF that just contains some FOAF statements. It seems to work well on some pages, like√∂tzsch.
  • Piggy Bank is a browser extension for Firefox available at Semantic MediaWiki refers to a page's RDF specification within its HTML header so that Piggy Bank can find it. In effect, Piggy Bank will collect RDF of all visited articles during browsing. Of course, the further use of this RDF, as in all applications of Piggy Bank, is left to the user.
  • KAON2 is a reasoner and ontology management API for OWL DL and SWRL. It can be used to check the validity of the exported OWL specifications. In conjunction with the OWL tools, you can also transform the exported RDF into LaTeX sources that show the according DL statements (which tend to be more readable for humans, or at least for DL-aware humans).
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