[OLPC library] Semantic MediaWiki
echerlin at gmail.com
Fri Feb 15 22:40:13 EST 2008
On Feb 15, 2008 12:30 PM, Seth Woodworth <seth.woodworth at gmail.com> wrote:
> Our wiki isn't going to be serving content to schools. That's not what it's
> for. But yes, our school servers or whatever content wiki's we create
> should have semantic metadata abilities, if that's with MediaWiki or not.
We still have to discuss how content will be organized on the Wiki for
developers and translators as volume grows, and start planning now for
when the deluge is too much for the Wiki to handle.
> On Fri, Feb 15, 2008 at 12:02 PM, Edward Cherlin <echerlin at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Feb 14, 2008 6:15 PM, Jameson Chema Quinn <jquinn at cs.oberlin.edu>
> > > I glanced at this during the activity discussion, thinking about keeping
> > > activity lists. It seemed to me that this had two issues: one is that
> > > metadata is searchable but not easily includable on a given page;
> > That's why I suggested putting it in the templates. We can also use
> > the existing Category structure, but make it easier to extend and also
> > make it more regular.
> > > and the
> > > other is the learning curve, given that extra semantics must be
> > > defined. I suspect that for a general-public wiki, it would be more
> > > than it was worth.
> > On some of the general public pages it might be problematic, but for
> > the technical and organizational content, including activities,
> > content pages, OLPC affiliates, localization, and documentation, it
> > could be a boon. It is certainly not an all-or-nothing question.
> > When we get out of our current hand-building model to mass production,
> > some sort of semantic Web will be vital to organizing educational
> > content by topic, by locality, by language, and by other factors. An
> > example is the library at Commonwealth of Learning, which has over a
> > million modules. We will need the kind of tagging mechanism that
> > Flickr uses, so that the children can tag material for each other's
> > benefit.
> > > I also posted a link to a similar concept, WikiDB or something, which
> > > to be more appropriate technology on both the above counts, but which is
> > > unfortunately not a mature program, more like alpha stage. Oh well.
> > I don't think it is alpha. It's apparently at version 0.0.1, with lots
> > of essential features not implemented at all.
> > http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiDB
> > --
> > Edward Cherlin
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