Supporting Wiki Users with Natural Language Processing

TitleSupporting Wiki Users with Natural Language Processing
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsSateli B, Witte R
Conference NameThe 8th International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration (WikiSym 2012)
Date Published08/2012
PublisherACM
Conference LocationLinz, Austria
Abstract

We present a "self-aware" wiki system, based on the MediaWiki engine, that can develop and organize its content using state-of-art techniques from the Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Semantic Computing domains. This is achieved with an architecture that integrates novel NLP solutions within the MediaWiki environment to allow wiki users to benefit from modern text mining techniques. As concrete applications, we present how the enhanced MediaWiki engine can be used for biomedical literature curation, cultural heritage data management, and software requirements engineering.