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: New Results

Semantic Wiki

Participants : Pavel Arapov, Michel Buffa.

We worked on Semantic Web tools, more particularly on WikiNEXT, a semantic application wiki. WikiNEXT lies on the border between application wikis and modern Web based IDEs like jsbin ( ), JSFIDDLE( ), cloud9 IDE( ), etc. It has been initially created for writing documents that integrate data from external data sources of the Web of Data, such as or, or for writing interactive tutorials (e.g. an HTML5 tutorial, a semantic Web programming tutorial) that mix text and interactive examples in the same page. The system combines some powerful aspects from (i) wikis, such as ease of use, collaboration and openness, (ii) semantic Web/wikis such as making information processable by machines and (iii) Web-based IDEs such as instant development and code testing in a Web browser.

WikiNEXT can be used for writing documents/pages as well as for writing Web applications that manipulate semantic data, either locally or coming from the Web of Data. These applications can be created, edited or cloned in the browser and can be used for integrating data visualizations in wiki pages, for annotating content with metadata, or for any kind of processing. WikiNEXT is particularly suited for teaching Web technologies or for writing documents that integrate data from the Web of data.