Semantic Wikis: Approaches, Applications, and Perspectives
Traditional wikis excel in collaborative work on emerging content and structure. Semantic Wikis go further by allowing users to expose knowledge in ways suitable for machine processing, e.g. using Semantic Web technologies. The combination of ease of use, support for work in progress and Semantic Web technologies makes Semantic Wikis particularly interesting for knowledge-intensive work areas such as project management and software development. While several Semantic Wikis have been put to practical use, the concepts their users interact with have been little discussed. This position paper explores this issue, showing that the design of a conceptual model is not trivial and showing the repercussions of each design choice. The issue is explored stressing the social aspect of Semantic Wikis.