[OLPC library] Semantic MediaWiki
Jameson "Chema" Quinn
jquinn at cs.oberlin.edu
Thu Feb 14 21:15:12 EST 2008
I glanced at this during the activity discussion, thinking about keeping the
activity lists. It seemed to me that this had two issues: one is that the
metadata is searchable but not easily includable on a given page; and the
other is the learning curve, given that extra semantics must be rigorously
defined. I suspect that for a general-public wiki, it would be more trouble
than it was worth.
I also posted a link to a similar concept, WikiDB or something, which seemed
to be more appropriate technology on both the above counts, but which is
unfortunately not a mature program, more like alpha stage. Oh well.
On Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 5:58 PM, Edward Cherlin <echerlin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 3:13 PM, drew einhorn <drew.einhorn at gmail.com>
> > Has there been any discussion of this?
> > Just this list of sites using Semantic MediaWiki is enough to spark some
> > interest.
> > http://ontoworld.org/wiki/Sites_using_Semantic_MediaWiki
> It looks promising for what the Wiki reorganizers are currently trying to
> "While articles in MediaWiki are just plain texts, SMW allows users to
> add structured data, comparable to the data one would usually store in
> a database. SMW uses the fact that such data is already contained in
> many articles: users just need to "mark" the according places so that
> the system can extract the relevant data without "understanding" the
> rest of the text. With this information, SMW can help to search,
> organise, browse, evaluate, and share the wiki's content."
> It would be particularly good if integrated into the templates.
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