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Wikipedia 3.0:
MediaWiki meets the Semantic Web

Markus Krötzsch   ⟨mak@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de⟩

Denny Vrandecic   ⟨dvr@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de⟩



Institut AIFB, Universtität Karlsruhe, Germany

Lists in Wikipedia

Lists in Wikipedia

Lists in Wikipedia

Lists in Wikipedia

Lists in Wikipedia

Lists in Wikipedia

Lists in Wikipedia

Lists in Wikipedia

Lists in Wikipedia

Lists in Wikipedia

Wikipedia contains a lot of lists …

Can we find better solutions?

Do Categories help?


Properties in Semantic MediaWiki

Retrieving Semantic Information

Property information accessible in many ways:






Problems?

Problem 1: Performance

«But it will slow down Wikipedia even further!»

Problem 2: Conceptualisation

«No one knows which properties should be used. It will be chaos!»

Problem 3: Editing complexity

«All this new stuff could repell contributors!»






Applications

Eliminating redundancy

Quality control

Multi-lingual Access

Multi-lingual Access

Multi-lingual Access

User Interface







Outlook

Software status

Release plan

Outlook

Related projects

Next steps

«Be bold in enabling extensions!»