Flavors of KWQL, a Keyword Query Language for a Semantic Wiki

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Flavors of KWQL, a Keyword Query Language for a Semantic Wiki
Abstract. This article introduces KWQL, spoken “quickel”, a rulebased query language for a semantic wiki based on the label-keyword query paradigm. KWQL allows for rich combined queries of full text, document structure, and informal to formal semantic annotations. It offers support for continuous queries, that is, queries re-evaluated upon updates to the wiki. KWQL is not restricted to data selection, but also offers database-like views, enabling “construction”, the re-shaping of the selected (meta-)data into new (meta-)data. Such views amount to rules that provide a convenient basis for an admittedly simple, yet remarkably powerful form of reasoning. KWQL queries range from simple lists of keywords or label-keyword pairs to conjunctions, disjunctions, or negations of queries. Thus, queries range from elementary and relatively unspecific to complex and fully specified (meta-)data selections. Consequently, in keeping with the “wiki way”, KWQL has a low entry barrier, allo...
François Bry, Klara A. Weiand
Added 17 Mar 2010
Updated 17 Mar 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Authors François Bry, Klara A. Weiand
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