Archive for the ‘Wiki’ Category

Semantic Assistants Wiki-NLP Integration

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Natural Language Processing for MediaWiki: First major release of the Semantic Assistants Wiki-NLP Integration

From the post:

We are happy to announce the first major release of our Semantic Assistants Wiki-NLP integration. This is the first comprehensive open source solution for bringing Natural Language Processing (NLP) to wiki users, in particular for wikis based on the well-known MediaWiki engine and its Semantic MediaWiki (SMW) extension. It can run any NLP pipeline deployed in the General Architecture for Text Engineering (GATE), brokered as web services through the Semantic Assistants server. This allows you to bring novel text mining assistants to wiki users, e.g., for automatically structuring wiki pages, answering questions in natural language, quality assurance, entity detection, summarization, among others. The results of the NLP analysis are written back to the wiki, allowing humans and AI to work collaboratively on wiki content. Additionally, semantic markup understood by the SMW extension can be automatically generated from NLP output, providing semantic search and query functionalities.


  • Light-weight MediaWiki Extension
  • NLP Pipeline Independent Architecture
  • Flexible Wiki Input Handling
  • Flexible NLP Result Handling
  • Semantic Markup Generation
  • Wiki-independent Architecture

A promising direction for creation of author-curated text!

Semantic Enterprise Wiki (SMW)

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Semantic Enterprise Wiki (SMW)

When I ran across:

Run gardening bots to detect inconsistencies in your wiki and continuously improve the quality of the authored knowledge

I thought of Jack Park and his interest in “knowledge gardening.”

But I don’t think Jack was only interested in weeding but also in cultivating diverse ideas, even if those were inconsistent with existing ideas.

I think of it as being the difference between a vibrant heritage garden versus a mono-culture Monsanto field.

Are you using this software? Thoughts/comments?

I haven’t installed it yet but am interested in the vocabulary and annotation features.

Smallest Federated Wiki

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

Smallest Federated Wiki

Interesting wiki application that enables moving of information between wiki pages, yours, theirs, ours and yet they retain integrity for the original author. I have just started watching the videos.


Videos at Github

Video’s at YouTube

I had sent Jack Part the link (he was already aware of it) and Jack sends back:

Wiki inventor Ward Cunningham in Conversation with Tom at HealthCamp Oregon

with a note to watch this space. Jack has good instincts so take heed. The Tom is Tom Munnecke, inventor of the data core that supports half of the operational electronic health records today. (VistA) I take that as credentials for talking about data systems. Ward Cunningham is the inventor of the wiki. Yeah, that Ward Cunningham. I think Jack is probably right, this is a space to watch.