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8th Berlin Semantic Web Meetup - KiWi Project Roadshow

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The KiWi EU project ( ) is performing a roadshow for companies and developers to inform about the results of the project and to attract people to join an open source community around KiWi. Berlin is the next part of this track from Vienna to London.

Thus, our Meetup will focus on corporate (semantic) wiki systems.


17:00 - Opening: Meetup Organizers
17:10 - Sebastian Schaffert (Salzburg Research): KiWi - A platform for building Semantic Social Media Applications
17:30 - Peter Reiser (Oracle): Enterprise 2. 0 Use Cases for Semantic Web / Kiwi
17:50 - T. Schandl (SWC): Thesaurus Managment mit PoolParty als Erweiterung zu KiWi
18:10 - John Pereira (Salzburg Research): KiWi Open Source Community - how to join & KiWi snow camp Feb 2011
18:30 - Lightning Talks
18:40 - Networking & Snacks


## KiWi - A platform for building Semantic Social Media Applications ##
KiWi is an open-source development platform for building Semantic Social Media applications. It offers features required for Social Media applications such as versioning, (semantic) tagging, rich text editing, easy linking, rating and commenting, as well as advanced "smart" services such as recommendations, intelligent search, a sophisticated social reputation system, vocabulary management, and rich visualisation.
KiWi can be used both, as a platform for building custom Semantic Social Media applications and as a Semantic Social Index, integrating content and data from a variety of different sources, e.g. wikis, blogs and content management systems in a enterprise intranet. Third-party applications can access the KiWi system using simple-to-use web services.
Sebastain Schaffert is head of the “Knowledge and Media Technologies” group (KMT) at Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft m.b.H. He is engaged in research on Social Media, the Semantic Web, Knowledge Representation, and Multimedia Information Systems. He is coordinator and lead technical architect of KiWi. In this presentation he will walk through the KiWi Version 1.0 release. He will outline the core architecture, demonstrate the enabling technologies, and showcase the available applications.

## Enterprise 2. 0 Use Cases for Semantic Web / Kiwi ##
How can an enterprise improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their Knowledge and Community model leveraging semantic technologies and social networking dynamics ?
This was the main question why Sun (Oracle) joint the Kiwi project in 2008.
Oracle's (Sun) role in the Kiwi project is to validate if and how Social Semantic technologies can be used in large enterprises.
We structured the validation around three main use cases
1. Manage Metadata - How can we improve our efficiency in better managing corporate Ontologies/Categories and at the same time leverage the power of tagging/folksonomy?
2. Apply Metadata - How can we improve the quality and quantity of metadata?
3. Exploit Metadata - How can we improve the effectiveness of enterprise search and expertize discovery by leveraging semantic technologies and metadata?
The presentation will describe the use cases scenarios and the initial findings.

## Thesaurus Managment mit PoolParty als Erweiterung zu KiWi ##
PoolParty ist ein Thesaurus Managment Editor und Server, der auf dem Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS) und anderen Semantic Web Standards basiert, und der als kommerzielle Erweiterung für
KiWi zur Verfügung steht.

Im Vortrag wird am Beispiel von KiWi und PoolParty gezeigt, wie Systeme einfach mittels Linked Data lose gekoppelt werden können. Des weiteren wird auf die Möglichkeiten der Nutzung und Entwicklung von Thesauri im Semantic Web eingegangen.