Wiki systems have developed over the past years as lightweight, community-editable, web-based hypertext systems. With the emergence of semantic wikis such as Semantic MediaWiki, these collections of interlinked documents have also gained a dual role as ad-hoc RDF graphs. However, their roots lie in the limited hypertext capabilities of the World Wide Web: embedded links, without support for features like composite objects or transclusion. Collaborative editing on wikis has been hampered by redundancy; much of the effort spent on Wikipedia is used keeping content synchronised and organised. We have developed a model for a system, which we have prototyped and are evaluating, which reintroduces ideas from the field of hypertext to help alleviate this burden.
Presented at BlogTalk 2009.