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A semantic wiki based on spatial hypertext

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dc.contributor.author Solis, Carlos
dc.contributor.author Ali, Nour
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-15T10:58:56Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-15T10:58:56Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/1257
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Spatial Hypertext Wiki (ShyWiki) is a wiki which represents knowledge using notes that are spatially distributed in wiki pages and have visual characteristics such as colour, size, or font type. The use of spatial and visual characteristics in wikis is important 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 how ShyWiki can make use of spatial hypertext in order to be a semantic wiki. 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. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Verlag der Technischen Universitat Graz, Austria / Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia / Know-Center Graz, Austria en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Universal Computer Science;17(7) pp.1043-1059
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.3217/jucs-017-07-1043
dc.subject semantic wiki en_US
dc.subject spatial hypertext en_US
dc.subject ShyWiki en_US
dc.subject semantic web en_US
dc.title A semantic wiki based on spatial hypertext en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.restriction none en
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI
dc.relation.projectid 03/CE2/I303_1

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