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A semantic wiki is a wiki that has an underlying model of the knowledge described in its pages. Regular, or syntactic, wikis have structured text and untyped hyperlinks. Semantic wikis, on the other hand, provide the ability to capture or identify information about the data within pages, and the relationships between pages, in ways that can be queried or exported like a database<ref>Semantic Wikis and Disaster Relief Operations, Soenke Ziesche, xml.com, December 13, 2006</ref><ref>Semantic Wikis: A Comprehensible Introduction with Examples from the Health Sciences, Maged N. Kamel Boulos, Journal of Emerging Technologies in Web Intelligence, Vol. 1, No. 1, August 2009</ref> through semantic queries.

Semantic wikis were first proposed in the early 2000s, and began to be implemented seriously around 2005. As of 2013, the best-known semantic wiki software, and the only one with significant usage on public websites, is Semantic MediaWiki.


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A semantic wiki is a wiki that has an underlying model of the knowledge described in its pages. Regular, or syntactic, wikis have structured text and untyped hyperlinks. Semantic wikis, on the other hand, provide the ability to capture or identify information about the data within pages, and the relationships between pages, in ways that can be queried or exported like a database<ref>Semantic Wikis and Disaster Relief Operations, Soenke Ziesche, xml.com, December 13, 2006</ref><ref>Semantic Wikis: A Comprehensible Introduction with Examples from the Health Sciences, Maged N. Kamel Boulos, Journal of Emerging Technologies in Web Intelligence, Vol. 1, No. 1, August 2009</ref> through semantic queries.

Semantic wikis were first proposed in the early 2000s, and began to be implemented seriously around 2005. As of 2013, the best-known semantic wiki software, and the only one with significant usage on public websites, is Semantic MediaWiki.


Semantic wiki sections
Intro   Key characteristics    Example    History   Semantic wiki software   Common features    See also    References    External links   

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