[acawiki-general] some thoughts on AcaWiki from a Semantic MediaWiki developer

Jodi Schneider jschneider at pobox.com
Wed Nov 30 11:54:34 EST 2011


Forwarded with permission... Some thoughts from a Semantic MediaWiki developer.

-Jodi

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Benedikt Kämpgen <benedikt.kaempgen at kit.edu>
> Date: 22 November 2011 22:47:25 GMT
> To: "Jodi Schneider" <jodi.schneider at deri.org>
> Subject: RE: AcaWiki
> 
> Hi Jodi,
> 
> Dito, it was nice meeting you, too.
> 
> I had a look at your wiki. I liked it quite a lot and would have recommended
> it for "wiki of the month" if it hadn't been in July, already :-) [1].
> 
> Your wiki is well organized and its advantage is clearly communicated. 
> 
> Your buglist is quite small, that's a good sign. Unfortunately, the ones
> there I either did not understand due to a lack of links (e.g., the one
> about forms [2]) or I did not see the relation to SMW (e.g., the one about
> Twitter).
> 
> An update to a newer version of SMW might be useful if you have bugs in RDF
> or Bibtex exports, although it would require to update most of the other
> extensions, also. Also, MediaWiki provides since 1.17 a feature called
> ResourceLoader which is needed by some newer extensions. Maybe interesting,
> if you ever ran into performance problems: SMW since 1.6 supports a
> connection to a triple store in order to have faster queries.
> 
> Regarding ideas: I am wondering if one could connect AkaWiki somehow to
> existing publication databases. E.g., in order to easily import a
> publication into the wiki or to display external information about a
> publication. Does DBLP not provide information about publications through a
> SPARQL store? 
> 
> 1) There are extensions which can query a sparql store and display the
> information within a wiki, e.g., [3]. 
> 2) Or, if publication information is available as Linked Data and
> publications are tagged with their resolvable URIs in the wiki, one could
> browse other publications and maybe see whether a cited/citing paper is
> included in AkaWiki, already. We have developed such an extension, but it's
> functionality is quite basic, yet [4].
> 
> I hope this helps a bit. If you have any other questions, you can also just
> come to me and ask (now, that I am here close by ;-)
> 
> Best,
> 
> Benedikt
> 
> [1] <http://www.semantic-mediawiki.org/wiki/AcaWiki> 
> [2] <https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=30285> 
> [3] <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Spark> 
> [4] <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Semantic_Web_Browser> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> AIFB, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
> Phone: +49 721 608-47946 
> Email: benedikt.kaempgen at kit.edu
> Web: http://www.aifb.kit.edu/web/Hauptseite/en 
> 
> 
> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Jodi Schneider [mailto:jodi.schneider at deri.org]
>> Sent: Sunday, November 20, 2011 12:24 PM
>> To: Benedikt Kämpgen
>> Subject: AcaWiki
>> 
>> Hi Benedikt,
>> 
>> It was nice to meet you!
>> 
>> Here's the wiki:
>> http://acawiki.org/
>> 
>> I'd love advice & ideas for it!
>> 
>> Here's the current bug list:
>> https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/buglist.cgi?product=Wikimedia&component=
>> AcaWiki&resolution=---
>> 
>> -Jodi

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