Report: IKS Semantic Interaction Hackathon in Vienna
We invited developers to join us at the IKS Semantic Interaction Hackathon in Vienna taking place over 3-days February 24th-26th, 2011. The goal of the hackathon was to provide a framework, that enables CMS developers to exploit semantics throughout their content management systems based on interaction patterns.
Why do we belief this is needed? Because to provide user-friendly interaction with semantically enriched content, CMSs need better WYSIWYG editors and interaction models than currently available or even imagined. But improving how today’s CMS editors interact with knowledge intensive content is only part of the story. What we want to provide is an interaction framework that is extendable across editors and future interaction needs.
The Semantic Interaction Framework was initiated in Autumm 2010 by the three IKS partners (Salzburg Research, Nemein, and DFKI) and Gentics, an Austrian CMS provider and Aloha developer. The basis for the development of the framework is the research agenda of the IKS project and the industrial need of CMS providers and content editor developers.
- Interaction patterns (describing various potential interactions with contents),
- an initial use case (annotating text with entities),
- an initial architecture (for the framework, open for various editors and CMS systems),
The initial code will be open source hosted by IKS at its code repository, an incubation of the framework as an Apache Project is also envisioned.