BUILDING WIKINIZER, A PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE AUGMENTATION ENGINE FOR NEXT-GEN SEMANTIC COLLABORATION PLATFORMS
, A. Benedek2
1WikiNizer (UNITED KINGDOM)
2Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HUNGARY)
In an earlier paper [ICERI2012] we set out our vision of what is required for Next-Generation Concept Organization Platforms. Our requirements build on Engelbart's 1962 Conceptual Framework for Augmenting Human Intellect. They reflect on the technical and conceptual possibilities of updating and realizing Engelbart's 50 year old vision.
We identify End user Development and Meta-design as key conceptual ingredients within a Semantic Wiki like organization of content and meta all levels. Given the current availability of open source enterprise grade web scale tools and technologies for new collaborative ways to develop Internet applications, that can scale to millions of users and creating Semantically rich Giant Global Graph of data. These technologies make it possible to get WikiNizer, our Personal Knowledge Augmentation Engine off the ground and into the Cloud.
In this paper we report on early promising experiences with WikiNizer @ wikinizer.com, the Wiki like organizer of ideas, notes, web research forming Outlines and Structured Documents that incorporate a Semantic Web of non-linear links. The graphic features of WkiNizer make visualizations and collaboration possible on shared interests and topics and developing mappings between personal conceptualizations in the form of consolidated emergent ontologies of relations.
Meta-design empower users to extend existing shared meta-reflective system capabilities with personalized ways of creating new semantic structures, and the means to manage, present, exploit, and share them, creating a foundation on which the next round of development can build. It opens up the possibility of WikiNizer becoming through collaboration and bootstrapping, the Knowledge Augmentation Engine of choice.