There is certainly an underlying data model. It's up to the user to map the ontology onto the data model.

Once that is done, you can visualize the semantic mediawiki form of the ontology using Semantic Drilldown, but it won't look anything like the original ontology.

On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 6:04 PM, Yuan-Fang Li <liyuanfang@gmail.com> wrote:
Hmm, that sounds weird. How SWM is a "semantic" wiki without a
background ontology that serves as an underlying data model?


On Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 11:00 AM, Brian <Brian.Mingus@colorado.edu> wrote:
> It doesn't really support the import of ontologies. They seem to have veered
> away from the direction of providing an easy way to import standard formats,
> and no doubt this is because implementing all the details of the format
> would take a tremendous amount of work. The ontology import code has been
> broken for a long time, and as evident from the shortness of the script, not
> much effort was ever put into it.
>
> On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 5:27 PM, Yuan-Fang Li <liyuanfang@gmail.com> wrote:
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>> Hi lister,
>>
>> I just downloaded and installed SMW and am very new to it.
>>
>> I'm wondering whether SMW supports the visualization of ontologies
>> (RDFS or OWL), besides supporting the import of ontologies. Actually
>> what I want to do in SMW is to be able to visualize and edit
>> ontologies and their instances data. Are there any work being done in
>> SMW/extensions in this area? Any comments/pointers on this topic will
>> be much appreciated!
>>
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