Overall Objectives
Research Program
Application Domains
Software and Platforms
New Results
Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
Partnerships and Cooperations
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Section: Software and Platforms

Semantic Wiki

Participants : Pavel Arapov, Michel Buffa.

WikiNEXT is a semantic wiki prototype (figure 4 ) written in JavaScript, from database to server and client code. It is not in competition with wikis like Semantic Media Wiki, but more a test bed for new ideas. Every wiki page is an application that keeps a Web Socket open with the server, enabling incremental saves or collaborative editions using Google wave like algorithms. Using JavaScript on the whole chain of operations avoids data transformation from/to different formats like in traditional approaches (Objects, JSON/XML, and SQL). WikiNEXT uses JavaScript distributed objects and includes an IDE to write JS applications within wiki pages.

Figure 4. WikiNEXT

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