A semantic spatial hypertext wiki

Carlos Solís, Nour Ali

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Abstract

Spatial Hypertext Wiki (ShyWiki) is a wiki which represents knowledge using notes that are spatially distributed in wiki pages and have some visual characteristics such as colour, size, or font type. Spatial and visual characteristics are important in a wiki to improve human comprehension, creation and organization of knowledge. Another important capability in wikis is to allow machines to process knowledge. Wikis that formally structure knowledge for this purpose are called semantic wikis. This paper describes the semantic wiki capabilities of ShyWiki. ShyWiki can represent knowledge at different levels of formality. Users of ShyWiki can annotate the content and represent semantic relations without being experts of semantic web data description languages. The spatial hypertext features make it suitable for users to represent unstructured knowledge and implicit graphic relations among concepts. In addition, semantic web and spatial hypertext features are combined to represent structured knowledge. The semantic web features of ShyWiki improve navigation and publish the wiki knowledge as RDF resources, including the implicit relations that are analyzed using a spatial parser.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 10th international conference on knowledge management and knowledge technologies 2010
Place of PublicationMesse Congress Graz, Austria
PublisherVerlag der Technischen Universität Graz, Austria
Pages94-104
Number of pages11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2010
EventProceedings of 10th international conference on knowledge management and knowledge technologies 2010 - Messe Congress Graz, Austria, 1-3 September, 2010
Duration: 1 Sep 2010 → …

Publication series

NameJournal of Universal Computer Science

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of 10th international conference on knowledge management and knowledge technologies 2010
Period1/09/10 → …

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    Solís, C., & Ali, N. (2010). A semantic spatial hypertext wiki. In Proceedings of 10th international conference on knowledge management and knowledge technologies 2010 (pp. 94-104). (Journal of Universal Computer Science). Verlag der Technischen Universität Graz, Austria. https://doi.org/10344/728