Semantic MediaWiki (SMW) for Scientific Literature Management

TitleSemantic MediaWiki (SMW) for Scientific Literature Management
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsSateli B, Witte R
Conference NameThe 9th Semantic MediaWiki Conference (SMWCon Spring 2014)
Date Published05/2014
Conference LocationMontréal, Canada
KeywordsLiterature Management, NLP, semantic Wiki, SMW

Nowadays, research group members are often overwhelmed by the large amount of relevant literature for any given topic. The abundance of publications leads to bottlenecks in curating and organizing literature, and important knowledge can be easily missed. While a number of tools exist for managing publications, they generally only deal with bibliographical metadata and their support for further content analysis is limited to simple manual annotation or tagging. In this talk, we investigate how we can go beyond these approaches by combining semantic technologies, including natural language processing, within a user-friendly wiki systems to create an easy-to-use, collaborative space that facilitates the semantic analysis and management of literature in a research group. We present the Zeeva system as a first prototype that demonstrates how we can turn existing papers into a queryable knowledge base.