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From: Valentin Zacharias <Zacharias@fzi.de>
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 11:40:57 +0100
Message-ID: <0EF30CAA69519C4CB91D01481AEA06A080326C@judith.fzi.de>
To: "Peter Ansell" <ansell.peter@gmail.com>, "Peter Krantz" <peter.krantz@gmail.com>
Cc: <semantic-web@w3.org>

in addition to the SemanticMediaWiki (which is probably the most mature and
surely the best known and most widely used) there are a number of other
Semantic Wikis, such as IkeWiki[1], PlatypusWiki[2], OntoWiki[3] or - still
very much in development but nice looking -  myOntology[4]. Freebase[5] is a
commercial service going in a similar direction. From your short description
about the kind of tool you are looking for, i think that OntoWiki most
closely matches that. 

There are also other tools that are not so closely modeled after the
traditional wiki-UI, that also support web-based collaborative creation of
domain models. The soboleo[6] system for example allows the collaborative
creation of SKOS taxonomies and has a realtime-collaborative ajax editor to
support building the taxonomy. The ImageNotion[7] system supports the
end-user driven creation of domain models for image annotation and



[1]: http://ikewiki.salzburgresearch.at/
[2]: http://platypuswiki.sourceforge.net/
[3]: http://aksw.org/Projects/OntoWiki
[4]: http://www.myontology.org/
[5]: http://www.freebase.com/
[6]: http://www.soboleo.com/
[7]: http://www.imagenotion.com/

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> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: semantic-web-request@w3.org [mailto:semantic-web-request@w3.org] Im
> Auftrag von Peter Ansell
> Gesendet: Freitag, 14. März 2008 09:46
> An: Peter Krantz
> Cc: semantic-web@w3.org; Semediawiki-devel@lists.sourceforge.net
> Betreff: Re: Domain model wiki tool?
> On 14/03/2008, Peter Krantz <peter.krantz@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >  Hi!
> >
> >  The semantic web has some interesting implications for us. One is the
> >  focus on being specific with what you mean when you make statements
> >  about things. Previously, this work was implicitly done by software
> >  developers in an organization (in code). With semantic web
> technology,
> >  this work can be moved to where it belongs - to the domain experts.
> >
> >  I have been looking for tools to help domain experts create models of
> >  their domain in a way that hides the gory details of OWL et al. One
> >  thing that would be very powerful is a domain model wiki tool where
> >  page templates had some predefined fields that mapped to OWL. This
> >  would allow multiple domain experts to contribute their knowledge
> into
> >  a domain model, ready for publication on the web.
> >
> >  Does anyone know of such a tool? I guess I am looking for a simpler
> >  web based multi-user version of Protege.
> >
> >  Regards,
> >
> >  Peter Krantz
> >
> Semantic Mediawiki uses basic templates to produce rdf. I could see it
> being applicable, although whether it maps nicely to the way OWL
> ontologies are set out would have to be discovered. There is no reason
> why the ontology couldn't logically be produced as OWL files are based
> on RDF which is reportedly fully supported.
> Cheers,
> Peter Ansell
Received on Friday, 14 March 2008 10:41:52 UTC

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