WikiD (Wiki/Data) [WikiD: A WikiEngine Supporting Structured Data]

Weibel, Stuart and Young, Jeffrey A. WikiD (Wiki/Data) [WikiD: A WikiEngine Supporting Structured Data]., 2005 . In CERN workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication (OAI4), Geneva (Switzerland), 20-22 October 2005. (Unpublished) [Presentation]


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Ward Cunningham describes a wiki as "the simplest online database that could possibly work". The cost of this simplicity is that wikis are generally limited to a single collection containing a single kind of record (viz. WikiMarkupLanguage records). WikiD extends the Wiki model to support multiple collections containing arbitrary schemas of XML records with minimal additional complexity. WikiD is essentially a lightweight framework combining: * Open-source implementations of various loosely-coupled open-standard protocols (e.g. OpenURL, SRW/U, SRW Update, OAI-PMH, RSS) * An open-source version-controlled database. * A set of bootstrap collections. * XSL Stylesheets to render collection-level open-standard protocol responses into HTML for human consumption. Automated processes can ignore the stylesheet reference and use the open-standard protocol responses directly. Possible applications for WikiD include collaborative maintenance of registries, thesauri, taxonomies, reviews, and documentation. In addition to a standard set of features available for all collections, custom code (e.g. Java or XSL) can also be assigned to provide new types of web services related to individual collections. The WikiD project page can be found at A demo is running at Instructions for creating a new collection can be found at

Item type: Presentation
Keywords: WikID, XML schemas, open standard protocols, markup languages, wiki models, structured data treatment
Subjects: I. Information treatment for information services > IE. Data and metadata structures.
Depositing user: Users 181 not found.
Date deposited: 22 Apr 2006
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:03


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