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A Study of Ontology Convergence in a Semantic Wiki

A Study of Ontology Convergence in a Semantic Wiki
A Study of Ontology Convergence in a Semantic Wiki
Semantic Wikis propose a combination of both easy collaboration and semantic expressivity; characteristics of the WikiWikiWeb and the Semantic Web respectively. In this paper we look to define and analyse the Semantic Wiki method, in order to explore the effect of different Semantic Wiki characteristics on the quality of the semantic networks authored within them. We look at a number of different Semantic Wiki implementations, including their semantic expressivity and usability. We focus on support for ontology creation, and perform an evaluation on the effect of type suggestion tools on ontology convergence within a seeded and unseeded Wiki (using Semantic MediaWiki and our own MOCA extension). We find that seeding a Wiki with typed pages and links has a strong effect on the quality of the emerging structure and that convergence tools have the potential to replicate that effect with an unseeded Wiki, but that they have limited impact on the reuse of elements from the evolving ontology.
Kousetti, Chrysovalanto
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Millard, David
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Howard, Yvonne
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Kousetti, Chrysovalanto
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Millard, David
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Howard, Yvonne
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Kousetti, Chrysovalanto, Millard, David and Howard, Yvonne (2008) A Study of Ontology Convergence in a Semantic Wiki. WikiSym 2008. 08 - 10 Sep 2008.

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Abstract

Semantic Wikis propose a combination of both easy collaboration and semantic expressivity; characteristics of the WikiWikiWeb and the Semantic Web respectively. In this paper we look to define and analyse the Semantic Wiki method, in order to explore the effect of different Semantic Wiki characteristics on the quality of the semantic networks authored within them. We look at a number of different Semantic Wiki implementations, including their semantic expressivity and usability. We focus on support for ontology creation, and perform an evaluation on the effect of type suggestion tools on ontology convergence within a seeded and unseeded Wiki (using Semantic MediaWiki and our own MOCA extension). We find that seeding a Wiki with typed pages and links has a strong effect on the quality of the emerging structure and that convergence tools have the potential to replicate that effect with an unseeded Wiki, but that they have limited impact on the reuse of elements from the evolving ontology.

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Published date: September 2008
Additional Information: Event Dates: September 8-10
Venue - Dates: WikiSym 2008, 2008-09-08 - 2008-09-10
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 266374
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/266374
PURE UUID: f9caba73-3618-4cda-9019-54e3bd95b2ba
ORCID for David Millard: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7512-2710

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Date deposited: 25 Jul 2008 20:31
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:56

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