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Welcome to KaukoluWiki!

KaukoluWiki is a Java-JSP-based Semantic Wiki that manages its data by using Semantic Web tools.

The main reason for developing such a Semantic Wiki was the fact that most Web pages lack machine-readable semantics, i.e., means to include the meaning of a certain piece of data in a formalized representation. This is the reason why automated integration of knowledge and reasoning over this knowledge is not possible yet.

A means was needed to create web pages that include semantic information. This was the main reason for creating KaukoluWiki. It is a Wiki that uses methods of the Semantic Web to bridge the gap between Semantics and the WWW.

Main Features

  • Semantic Annotations that link a word of natural language to a resource (an URI) can be created. The intention of this is to create keywords whose occurrence in the markup of a wiki page triggers KaukoluWiki to create corresponding RDF statements.

Technical Details

Technically, KaukoluWiki is an upgrade of the existing JSPWiki by Janne Jalkanen. Whereas JSPWiki uses text files as its backend, KaukoluWiki keeps its data in an RDF store.

KaukoluWiki uses Sesame 2 as its RDF repository.


A rewrite has been done as part of the Semantic Desktop-Praktikum 2005/2006 (see RoadMap). Installation instructions. KaukoluWalkthrough.


Do not get confused by the wiki you are currently looking at - this wiki implementation is part of the OpenDFKI infrastructure which is based on Trac, a project management software.

Currently, we have no public demo site for KaukoluWiki. Stay tuned.

Improvement Proposals

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