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Collection Software, E-Resource Simple English Wikipedia Simplewiki

[ 2019-01-01 dataset ]

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About this Item


  • Simple English Wikipedia

Other Title

  • Simplewiki


  • The dataset is composed of the content of Simple Wikipedia including articles and revision history in XML. The XML dumps are in a Export format and compressed in bzip2 and .7z formats; while SQL dumps are in mysqldump External


  • Wikimedia Foundation, publisher

Created / Published

  • [San Francisco, CA] : Wikimedia Foundation


  • Articles, templates, media/file descriptions, and primary meta-pages -- All pages with complete edit history -- All pages with complete page edit history -- Log events to all pages and users -- All pages, current versions only -- First-pass for page XML data dumps -- Extracted page abstracts for Yahoo.


  • -  Electronic encyclopedias


  • Data sets


  • -  Website for dataset launched November 17, 2003.
  • -  "This is the front page of the Simple English Wikipedia. Wikipedias are places where people work together to write encyclopedias in different languages. We use Simple English words and grammar here. The Simple English Wikipedia is for everyone! That includes children and adults who are learning English." - website home page.
  • -  "A complete copy of all Wikimedia wikis, in the form of wikitext source and metadata embedded in XML. A number of raw database tables in SQL form are also available. These snapshots are provided at the very least monthly and usually twice a month." - Wikimedia Downloads Database backup dumps page.
  • -  First downloaded by the Library of Congress on January 23, 2019.
  • -  Title from website home page (viewed May 8, 2019).


  • textual datasets

Call Number/Physical Location

  • AE5


  • s-Online Electronic Resource

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2019205402

Rights Advisory

Online Format

  • compressed data

Additional Metadata Formats

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Credit Line: Library of Congress, Digital Collections Management and Services Division

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Wikimedia Foundation, Publisher. Simple English Wikipedia. [San Francisco, CA: Wikimedia Foundation, 2003] Software, E-Resource.

APA citation style:

Wikimedia Foundation, P. (2003) Simple English Wikipedia. [San Francisco, CA: Wikimedia Foundation] [Software, E-Resource] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Wikimedia Foundation, Publisher. Simple English Wikipedia. [San Francisco, CA: Wikimedia Foundation, 2003] Software, E-Resource. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.