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August 12, 2004 » 12:35 pm

Wiki Linking Using Ontologies

Last weekend, I posted some notes on Markup Free Auto Linking Wiki. The idea is that instead of relying on user syntax for identifying and linking to Wiki pages, the Wiki could do a linguistic scan of the text and link words based on a site-specific ontology.    (242)

I posted my notes mainly as a Blue Sky Idea, but it ended up generating a ton of discussion at the Collaboration Collaboratory. That discussion made me realize that this idea may not be all that blue sky after all, and that — given the proper PurpleWiki:DataBase design — we’re not all that far off from implementing something like this in PurpleWiki.    (243)

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