Monday, 28 April 2003
Wiki as Semantic Web?
Anybody else notice how you can use a Wiki like a Semantic Web engine?
For example, define a WikiName, say PersonThing. Only use the PersonThing WikiName on pages that identify… person things! You’re basically saying
a :PersonThing .
OK, it’s limited; I’m not sure how you’d get any other predicates in there. But you can do some nifty stuff in there; by using certain objects on a page and then doing searches on multiple facets, you can capture a lot of information. It seems like a happy little corner between practical, useful software, Semantic Web and REST (now that I’ve excluded everyone…).
Maybe this is old news, or maybe I’m still a little under the weather, but I think there’s something cool about this. Is there any linkage between SW and WikiLand out there (besides RSS?)