I want to
introduce the 'Semantic Text Annotator' extension.
The Semantic Text Annotator (STA) allows you to annotate any text passage with semantic properties.
Use case example
Let’s say your wiki’s article about Apple Inc. contains the sentence: (...) At the Macworld Conference & Expo in January 2007, Steve Jobs introduced the long-anticipated iPhone, (...)
With SMW you can
only make statements (in form of subject-predicate-object
expressions) in which the article’s name is the subject, e.g.
"Apple – hasFounder – Steve Jobs", by editing the
articles text: [[hasFounder::Steve Jobs]].
With STA you can
make statements about every text passage, e.g. statements about
the sentence above:
[sentence] – date – 2007
[sentence] – category – events in IT history
You create such
annotations by marking text with the cursor and entering values
for the semantic properties in a form that pops up. All created
annotations can be displayed and edited without the need of
working with the sourcecode of the article (WYSIWG). (Screenshot: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/File:Semantic_Text_Annotator_screenshot_3.tiff).
text passages can overlap! The same text passages can be
annotated any number of times. The information stored in the
annotation can be edited out of the normal article view. The
datasets (text passage and semantic properties) get stored in an
More details here:
So far, the
extension has more or less only been an experiment but could be
the basis for further development towards semantic annotations