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Semantic Media Wiki

Goal: How to use semantic Mediawiki in business and software engineering.
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Remco C. de Boer
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In this paper, we reflect on our experiences with using semantic wikis for architectural knowledge management in two different contexts: e-government and distributed soft- ware development. Whereas our applications of semantic wikis in e-government focus on organizing and structuring archi- tectural knowledge for reuse, the applications in distributed software development focus on searching and querying archi- tectural knowledge. Yet, the emerging research challenges - alignment of knowledge models, knowledge versioning, change acknowledgements - are very similar.
ArchiMedes is a cloud-based architecture tool built upon our WikiXL semantic knowledge management platform. ArchiMedes' core capabilities include publication, enrichment, analysis and integration of architecture knowledge. In its most straightforward implementation, ArchiMedes connects to an architecture model repository and publishes the model contents in a browsable interface, thereby disseminating the work of the architect team to a large target audience. Since the contents are published in a wiki-like structure, clarifications and context information can be added, such as historical notes or considerations and trade-offs in decision making. This makes ArchiMedes a true encyclopaedia instead of just a collection of diagrams. Moreover, the published content is semantically enhanced, which enables further analysis and integration of the architecture knowledge. ArchiMedes can, for example, combine enterprise architecture models with information from an organizational CMDB. This combination creates dynamic, `live' architecture maps that show a projection of the current state of the system landscape onto the enterprise architecture models. Such a projection extends the architecture from a `design time' reference model to a `run time' dashboard.
Wolfgang Fahl
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Some questions will guide this tutorial: What does Semantic Web mean? What is a semantic wiki? How is semantic data stored in a semantic wiki? What are triples? ... The goal ist that you should be able to explain to others what a Semantic MediaWiki is.
Kminek, H., Meier, M., Hocker, J. Veja, L., Schindler, C, Sticht, K. (2018). OHTool: Extension for Objective Hermeneutics for Semantic MediaWiki [Software]. Online verfügbar unter: semantic-cora.org/index.php/Documentation/OHITool
The ongoing digitization of humanities' archival information has contributed to make highly valuable and highly distributed corpora available for research. Connecting this distributed knowledge and enriching it with more data following a specific research question is a big challenge in digital humanities. The project Interlinking Pictura (IP) addresses this challenge by bridging Citizen Science with Open Educational Resources (OER). In order to achieve this objective, citizens are involved in a broad range of participatory levels of research. Besides the involvement of lay researchers (retired teachers, citizen associations etc.), IP adjusts the tasks to open educational resources for distributing and for an easy integration into learning environments. The IP project is built on semantic wiki platform and involves open linked data to enrich the corpus. This offers the possibility to realize the interoperability at multiple levels using standardized vocabularies. In IP the object of interest is the multilingual "Bilderbuch für Kinder" (illustrated book for children) by F. J. Bertuch (1790-1830), which is one of the earliest encyclopedias for children and a milestone in the development of educational resources. An open edition has been created using Semantic MediaWiki as a collaborative platform to facilitate citizens' contribution. The main goal of IP is the creation of an interlinked corpus about Bertuch's illustrated book through connecting the distributed knowledge about its creation, reception, and usage in pedagogical practices.
Wolfgang Fahl
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How to use semantic Mediawiki in business and software engineering.
Best practices for technology use
Best practices for use cases in business