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A semantic search engine for MediaWiki software

Authors Ngon Pham Huu (Wikipedia Enthusiast), Dung Hong Trung (Wikipedia Enthusiast)
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About the authors
Ngon loves programming and computer technology. When he was a student, he had taken participate in many programming contests like Imagine Cup 2004 World Finals in Sao Paulo, Brazil and ACM ICPC World Final 2006 in Texas, US. He got the Bachelor degree of Computer Science from Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Vietnam in 2007. Since 2005, he has spent much effort on open source software and search engine technology.
Dung has a great interest and many experiences in Semantic Web. His graduation thesis is a research in natural language processing field which suggests a natural way for users' querying on the web. After graduation, he decided to work for Department of Computer Sciences and Engineering, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT) as a research assistant. At present, his work is concentrating on the Vietnamese Semantic Web project, a key project of HCMUT.
The main aim of this article is about building a semantic search engine for Mediawiki software. First, a collection of documents is grabbed from websites identified by users as free source. Based on a dictionary and a set of semantic rules, all documents are categorized into specific groups like: History, Geography, Travel... and their titles, relationships are also created. After that, everything will be converted into Mediawiki database format. Finally, users can edit all articles in the same way as other MediaWiki projects like: Wikipedia, Wikibooks...
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