Semantic Wikis,10.1109/MS.2008.95,IEEE Software,Sebastian Schaffert,François Bry,Joachim Baumeister,Malte Kiesel

Semantic Wikis   (Citations: 17)
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Lean knowledge management is today implemented mostly through wikis, which let users enter text and other data, such as files, and connect the content through hyperlinks. Easy setup and a huge variety of editing support are primary reasons for wiki use in all types of intranet- and Internet-based information sharing (see P. Louridas, "Using Wikis in Software Development," IEEE Software, Mar. 2006, pp. 88- 91). The drawbacks show up when you need to structure data as opposed to just edit text. Many wikis have tons of useful content, but the volume and lack of structure make it inaccessible over time. This is where semantic wikis enter the picture. Sebastian Schaffert and his colleagues describe them here and explain how to model wiki knowledge and content for improved usability. I look forward to hearing from both readers and prospective authors about this column and the technologies you want to know more about.
Journal: IEEE Software - SOFTWARE , vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 8-11, 2008
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    • ...Semantic wikis have also been called “Semantic Web in the small” [7]...

    Franccois Bryet al. Flavours of KWQL, a Keyword Query Language for a Semantic Wiki

    • ...On the effort to depart from concrete wiki engines, our work aligns with that of Ferreira et al. [18] where a wiki metamodel is introduced for describing the structure of wikis for Requirements Engineering (RE) where distinct “semantic links” are introduced along the so-called semantic wikis [25]...

    Oscar Díazet al. Model-aware Wiki analysis tools: the case of HistoryFlow

    • ...Structured knowledge is currently supported by semantic wikis [27]...
    • ...Semantic wikis permit the application of semantic web knowledge description languages to annotate explicit knowledge and create structured knowledge [27]...

    Carlos Soliset al. A Spatial Hypertext Wiki for knowledge management

    • ...Several intended use cases and the various possibilities of how to access and present the available content motivated the step-wise introduction of semantic technologies — possible due to the use of a semantic wiki [2]...
    • ...However, to minimize the workload of the contributors, we additionally introduced a semi-automatic approach: Generally, the idea of semi-automated annotation in semantic wikis [2,5] is to use the background knowledge already given in the ontology, while processing the wiki text content and to propose probable relations to the user for confirmation...

    Jochen Reutelshoeferet al. Taking OWL to Athens

    • ...By providing a model as a basis for the information contained in the wiki content, the wiki will cater for reasoning with the knowledge 2 [7, 32, 34]...

    Viktor Clercet al. Using wikis to support architectural knowledge management in global so...

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