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Open Source Software in Life Science Research by M Forster, L Harland

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Semantic MediaWiki in applied life science and industry: building an Enterprise Encyclopaedia

Laurent Alquier

Abstract:

The popularity of Wikipedia makes it a very enticing model for capturing shared knowledge inside large distributed organisations. However, building an Enterprise Encyclopaedia comes with unique challenges of flexibility, data integration and usability. We propose an approach to overcome these challenges using Semantic MediaWiki, augmenting the mature knowledge sharing capabilities of a wiki with the structure of semantic web principles. We provide simple guidelines to control the scope of the wiki, simplify the users' experiences with capturing their knowledge, and integrate the solution within an enterprise environment. ...

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