Monday, March 31, 2008

Semantic Web Enablers

While doing some research I learned about the semantic wiki extension to MediaWiki called Semantic MediaWiki, as well as DBpedia. Both appear to be key approaches to enabling the semantic web. Semantic MediaWiki, described in this publication, describes an approach to eliciting Wikipedia-style knowledge from a broad base of contributors using semantic web W3C standards that permits the factual imormation to be machine processable. DBpedia is a community effort to transform Wikipedia information into RDF triples, rendering Wikipedia knowledge usable for the Semantic Web. These two tools illustrate the spectrum of approaches to populating Semantic Web knowledge stores, ranging from manual to automated methodologies.

1 comment:

R said...

You might be interested in checking out placeography.org which is a semantic mediawiki with semantic forms.