Reasoning in Semantic Wikis

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Markus Krötzsch, Sebastian Schaffert, Denny Vrandecic

Reasoning in Semantic Wikis



Abstract. Semantic wikis combine the collaborative environment of a classical wiki with features of semantic technologies. Semantic data is used to structure information in the wiki, to improve information access by intelligent search and navigation, and to enable knowledge exchange across applications. Though semantic wikis hardly support complex semantic knowledge and inferencing, we argue that this is not due to a lack of practical use cases. We discuss various tasks for which advanced reasoning is desirable, and identify open challenges for the development of inferencing tools and formalisms. Our goal is to outline concrete options for overcoming current problems, since we believe that many problems in semantic wikis are prototypical for other Semantic Web applications as well. Throughout the paper, we refer to our semantic wiki implementations IkeWiki and Semantic MediaWiki for practical illustration.

Published at Reasoning Web 2007 (Workshop paper)

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The above link points to the PDF of the resepctive talk that I gave in Dresden. Please see the references given therein for further reading.

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Semantic wikis

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