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Semantics on Demand: Can a Semantic Wiki Replace a Knowledge Base?

Semantics on Demand: Can a Semantic Wiki Replace a Knowledge Base?
Semantics on Demand: Can a Semantic Wiki Replace a Knowledge Base?
In the same way that Wikis have become the mechanism that has enabled groups of users to collaborate on the production of hypertexts on the web, Semantic Wikis promise a future of collaboration on the production of semantically linked and ontologically structured hypertexts. In this paper we describe our efforts to convert an existing ontologically structured web site called FREMA into a Semantic Wiki specifically to enable community contribution. We compare a number of existing Semantic Wikis, and explore how the notion of semantics-on-demand affects a system’s ability to control the creation of useful ontologies and annotations. The FREMA case study introduces a number of the problems we encountered and solved, and sets the template for others considering implementing web-based knowledge bases using Semantic Wikis. Our conclusions will contribute to the agenda for those implementing the next generation of Semantic Wikis.
Rich Hypertext, Semantic Graphs, Semantics-on-demand
1361-4568
95-120
Millard, David
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Bailey, Christopher
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Boulain, Philip
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Millard, David, Bailey, Christopher, Boulain, Philip, Chennupati, Swapna, Howard, Yvonne, Davis, Hugh and Wills, Gary (2008) Semantics on Demand: Can a Semantic Wiki Replace a Knowledge Base? New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia, Special Issue on Hypermedia beyond the Desktop, 14 (1), 95-120. (Submitted)

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In the same way that Wikis have become the mechanism that has enabled groups of users to collaborate on the production of hypertexts on the web, Semantic Wikis promise a future of collaboration on the production of semantically linked and ontologically structured hypertexts. In this paper we describe our efforts to convert an existing ontologically structured web site called FREMA into a Semantic Wiki specifically to enable community contribution. We compare a number of existing Semantic Wikis, and explore how the notion of semantics-on-demand affects a system’s ability to control the creation of useful ontologies and annotations. The FREMA case study introduces a number of the problems we encountered and solved, and sets the template for others considering implementing web-based knowledge bases using Semantic Wikis. Our conclusions will contribute to the agenda for those implementing the next generation of Semantic Wikis.

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Submitted date: June 2008
Keywords: Rich Hypertext, Semantic Graphs, Semantics-on-demand
Organisations: Web & Internet Science, Electronic & Software Systems

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Local EPrints ID: 265981
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/265981
ISSN: 1361-4568
PURE UUID: 64704ae9-b2ad-46bf-9314-b1585619b992
ORCID for David Millard: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7512-2710
ORCID for Hugh Davis: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1182-1459
ORCID for Gary Wills: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5771-4088

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Date deposited: 19 Jun 2008 19:32
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:16

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Author: David Millard ORCID iD
Author: Christopher Bailey
Author: Philip Boulain
Author: Swapna Chennupati
Author: Yvonne Howard
Author: Hugh Davis ORCID iD
Author: Gary Wills ORCID iD

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