Semantic Wikis and the Collaborative Construction of Ontologies: Case Study

Fernando Hadad Zaidan, Marcello Peixoto Bax


Ontologies are complex artifacts. They should seek consensus on the use of a set of modeled concepts. Some authors propose that these devices would be beneficial if they were built collaboratively. This article aims to address the use of a semantic wiki as an alternative to the collaborative construction of ontologies, and describes its ontological structure. Wikis are known as tools for collaborative construction of content. The semantic wiki is a research effort to integrate the concepts of wikis with the semantic web. The case study presented shows an implementation in Semantic MediaWiki: the best known and most used semantic wiki features by the academic community and the organizational environment.


Semantic Web, Semantic Wikis, Ontology, Collaboration

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