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Natural Language Processing for MediaWiki: The Semantic Assistants Approach

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TitleNatural Language Processing for MediaWiki: The Semantic Assistants Approach
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsSateli, B., and R. Witte
Refereed DesignationRefereed
Conference NameThe 8th International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration (WikiSym 2012)
Date Published08/2012
Conference LocationLinz, Austria

We present a novel architecture for the integration of Natural Language Processing (NLP) capabilities into wiki systems. The vision is that of a new generation of wikis that can help developing their own primary content and organize their structure by using state-of-the-art technologies from the NLP and Semantic Computing domains. The motivation for this integration is to enable wiki users -- novice or expert -- to benefit from modern text mining techniques directly within their wiki environment. We implemented these ideas based on MediaWiki and present a number of real-world application case studies that illustrate the practicability and effectiveness of this approach.


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WikiSym '12 Aug 27–29, 2012, Linz, Austria
Copyright 2012 ACM 978-1-4503-1605-7/12/08

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