FactGrid - a database for historians

The Gotha FactGrid is wikibased and the broad platform is especially used for working on projects in "Digital Humanities". It is a regular MediaWiki equipped with the latest database technology. Users can create database objects and equip them with any statements of their research interest, which they can then evaluate and visualise in different ways.



What can FactGrid do?


  • The special data structure uses smallest statements, so-called "triples", which can be arbitrarily annotated and referenced - allows research projects to define themselves, what kind of objects via what kind of statements they want to generate and handle.
  • The software speaks practically every common language - not only in the user interface. Users can enter their data in one language, while other users can read or question them in any other language.
  • Teams can organise and coordinate themselves transparently via the MediaWiki software.
  • The software enables - queryable via a SPARQL endpoint - logical evaluations in complex searches and the most common visualisations such as network analyses, representations on maps, timeline displays in various globally used date formats and much more.
  • Data sets can be edited selectively; input masks also allow momentary mass input from Excel tables or CSV-organised data sets, which also makes the database interesting for projects that have already been completed (in FactGrid, follow-up projects can continue to develop data sets and keep them in use over the long term).


Project staff
(Test Unit)
Forschungszentrum Gotha (Gotha, Schloßberg 2)