State of Semantic MediaWiki
|Rudi Studer||Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe||[Home Page]|
Notice: hosted by David Martin
Date: Thursday, August 7th 2008 at 4:00pm
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Semantic MediaWiki is an extension to MediaWiki the wiki engine used by Wikipedia that enables to add structure to the knowledge within the wiki and thus make it processable by machines. This talk will introduce Semantic MediaWiki and present how it is used on the Web today in numerous sites. It will present current development work, that allows the user-friendly input of data and introduces a newly implemented way to formulate more expressive, conceptual knowledge within the wiki in an easy, wiki-like manner.
Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe, Germany & FZI Research Center for Information Technology, Karlsruhe & Ontoprise GmbH, Karlsruhe Rudi Studer is Full Professor in Applied Informatics at the University of Karlsruhe, Institute AIFB (www.aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de/WBS). His research interests include knowledge management, Semantic Web technologies and applications, ontology management, data and text mining, service-oriented architectures, peer-to-peer systems, and Semantic Grid.
He obtained a Diploma in Computer Science at the University of Stuttgart in 1975. In 1982 he was awarded a Doctors degree in Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Stuttgart, and in 1985 he obtained his Habilitation in Computer Science at the University of Stuttgart.
From 1977 to 1985 he worked as a research scientist at the University of Stuttgart. From 1985 to 1989 he was project leader and manager at the Scientific Center of IBM Germany.
Rudi Studer is also director in the research department Information Process Engineering at the FZI Research Center for Information Technologies at the University of Karlsruhe (www.fzi.de/ipe) and one of the presidents of the FZI Research Center as well as co-founder of the spin-off company ontoprise GmbH (www.ontoprise.de) that develops semantic applications.
He is engaged in various national and international cooperation projects being funded by e.g. Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), the European Commission, the German Ministry of Education and Research, and industry. He is president of the Semantic Web Science Association (www.iswsa.org) and Editor-in-chief of the journal Web Semantics: Science, Services, and Agents on the World Wide Web (www.websemanticsjournal.org).