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This site offers a collections of requests and questions to Semantic CorA.

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Is Semantic CorA an Out-Of-The-Box-System?

Semantic CorA is not an Out-of-the-box-system like other desktop tools (Atlas.TI, NVivo, etc.). It is a webbased tool basing on MediaWiki, its extension Semantic MediaWiki and developed extension of Semantic CorA (see Semantic_CorA_for_Administrators). As wiki and semantic web technologies offer a broad flexibility, the developement could adress specific needs in concrete research contexts. The drawback of this is, if it is falling out of the research project use cases Semantic CorA needs some adjustments. So at this point of development the experiences and developments in the range of research data and research workflows are limited to these.

How can I use Semantic CorA?

A small description how you can use Semantic CorA is given at Semantic_CorA_for_Researchers.

Can Semantic CorA deal with other ressources than lexica like videos, transcripts of interviews ...?

We started with "educational lexica" as the research data in the environement. Thereby we reused the bibliographic data of the library system to offer deep descripted ressources. Our second use case refers to school books which likewise can profit from existing bibliographic data but need additional described entities, e.g. the schools where they are created. Now we are in the process of extending the virtual research environment to comprise transcripts of interviews, images and videos.

Who is adjusting Semantic CorA to my needs

Generally, an administrator with experiences in the installation and configuration of MediaWiki and Semantic MediaWiki should be able to establish basic functionalities and use cases of the virtual research environment of Semantic CorA. Assistance can be found consulting this mailing list: https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/semediawiki-devel. There you can also find Semantic MediaWiki experienced developers, who can create new extensions to address specific needs. Furthermore, you can contact us to ask for help and additional information.