Semiant Chrome Browser Extension

The browser extension is a key element of Semiant: It allows you to access the Semiant glossary on any website.

Access your Glossaries from any Website

You can create and curate your glossaries in the Semiant web application. But the real value of a glossary is using it from anywhere.

Use the Semiant Browser Extension as follows:

Step 1: Install the Extension

For now, available for Chrome and Edge

Step 2: Pin Icon

After installation, you need to pin the Semiant icon. Click on the puzzle piece and click on the pin. You will now see the Semiant icon in your toolbar

Step 3: Log in

Click on the Semiant icon. The first time you do this, Semiant will show a pop up and prompt for you to log in.

Important: You must close the page with the extension information for this to work.

Step 4: Activate on any Website

Click on the icon on any website. Semiant will (1) highlight terms from your personal glossaries and (2) show them in the sidebar, where you can click to see the definitions. (3) You can also toggle visibility of your complete glossary. (4) In the settings, you can adjust which of your glossaries shall be used. (5) Jump to the Semiant application for further details on the glossary term. (6) you can hide the side pane, while leaving the highlighting intact. To disable the extension, simply click the extension icon again.

Release History

You can find the release history here.

Manual Installation Instructions

You only need this if we provided you with a custom build. Otherwise, please install from the Chrome Web Store.

1. Open Extensions

Open the Extension Settings: Menu > More tools > Extensions.

2. Enable Developer Mode

Use the slider on the top right of the Extensions page.

3. Download the Extension

Ask your account manager for the download link.

4. Unpack the Extension

Important: Unpack the files at a location where you want to keep them for good. You must not delete them after installation. You should find a folder called “dist” in the extracted directory.

5. Install the Extension

Click on “Load unpacked” and select the “dist” folder that you just unpacked.

At this point, you should see that Semiant got installed.

6. Make the Extension Icon visible

Click on the Puzzle symbol and then on the Pin symbol, so that the Semiant logo appears in the toolbar. You need this to activate Semiant.

7. Authorizing

You can now visit any web site. If you want to see highlighting of terms that you have in your glossary, simply click on the toolbar icon.

The first time you activate it, you will get a login popup:

8. Using the Extension

Now you can click on the icon on any page. A sidepane will open and show all the gloss terms in your glossary.

Clicking on the robot will hide the pane, but leave the highlighting intact. You can deactivate Semiant on a page by clicking on the toolbar icon a second time.

9. Updating

We will update the extension frequently. You can simply unpack new versions of the extension into the folder where you initially unpacked it.

You still need to navigate to the “Extensions” page and click on “Update”.