Technical introduction

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Technical introduction


MaRDI Portal
MaRDI Portal main page
Manage portal containers and images.
QuickStatements is a tool to batch-edit portal data
Query service
Query the MaRDI portal using SPARQL
Portal containers
Short description of all containers in the Portal


How to deploy and configure the portal for different environments (local / CI / Server)


MaRDI Portal main page on GitHub
Project tasks
MaRDI project tasks overview


Portal examples
Jupyter notebooks examples

Data import

Import process overview
UML action diagram showing import process from zwMath.
Import properties from Wikidata
How to to import items and properties from Wikidata into the Portal.
Read data from zbMath
There are millions of references to papers in the zbMath database. We just need (for now) those related to the list of mathematical software that has been imported into the MaRDI-Portal.
Populate the portal using the Wikibase API
Import the data read from zbMath into the data structure setup from properties imported from Wikidata.


Testing concept
General guidelines about testing the MaRDI Portal.
Selenium, see also Deployment
Selenium container documentation


Backup and restore
How to configure automatically and manually backup the data, and restore a backup.

External links

Wikibase Stakeholder Group (WBSG)

WBSG projects and WBSG Rhizome Loomio (requires login)
The Wikibase Stakeholder Group coordinates a variety of projects for the broader Wikibase ecosystem.

How-to's Wikidata

Why Wikibase? Why not?
Columbia University’s Morningside campus in New York City, the Knowledge Graph Conference (KGC)
Library Carpentry Wikidata
This Library Carpentry lesson introduces librarians to Wikidata.
Wikibase: configure, customize, and collaborate
These are the materials for a workshop on getting started with Wikibase, offered at Semantic Web in Libraries 2018 in Bonn, Germany on November 26, 2018.
Wikibase for Research Infrastructure
Getting started with Wikibase for your own research.
Harald Sack presentations
Professor of Information Service Engineering
Knowledge Graphs (Open HPI)
Prof. Dr. Harald Sack, Dr. Mehwish Alam

General development

Kubernetes Tutorial for Beginners
Full Kubernetes Tutorial | Kubernetes Course | Hands-on course with a lot of demos
The definitive Guide to Docker compose
Everything you need to know about Docker Compose and how you can use it to run multi-container applications.
Selenium with Python
Selenium Python bindings provides a simple API to write functional/acceptance tests using Selenium WebDriver.

Wikibase and Wikidata

Blazegraph™ DB is a ultra high-performance graph database supporting Blueprints and RDF/SPARQL APIs.
The EU Knowledge Graph
This graph contains structured information about the European Union.
Gerrit, Phabricator
Wikimedia code review (Gerrit), collaboration platform open to all Wikimedia contributors (Phabricator).
MediaWiki API overview, MediaWiki API
The MediaWiki Action API is a web service that allows access to some wiki-features like authentication, page operations, and search.
SPARQL and SPARQL Endpoint interface to Python
SPARQL is a language to formulate questions (queries) for knowledge databases.
Wikibase/Docker documentation, Github
Installing the Docker images for Wikibase.
Wiki markup
Mediawiki formatting help.
Open-source software suite for creating collaborative knowledge bases.
Wikidata Query Service, Wikidata Query Service user manual
Wikidata Query Service (WDQS) is a software package and public service designed to provide a SPARQL endpoint which allows you to query against the Wikidata data set.
WikibaseImport extension
WikibaseImport is a MediaWiki extension that provides a maintenance script for importing entities from another Wikibase instance. (e.. Wikidata)
Wikitech is the home of technical documentation of Wikimedia Foundation infrastructure and services.