Semantic wiki as a model for an intelligent chemistry journal. Rzepa, Henry S. Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, London, UK. Abstracts of Papers, 233rd ACS National Meeting, Chicago, IL, United States, March 25-29, 2007 (2007), CINF-053.
.....In chem. however, one also needs to capture both data and metadata in a formal manner, with correct datatyping, and an assocd. ontol. (machine processable vocabulary). Potentially at least, the so-called Semantic Wiki offers just such an environment in which to explore how an intelligent chem. journal article might be authored, to achieve a so-called SPARQL endpoint for logical anal. Initial experiences using the Semantic Mediawiki environment will be reported, as applied to capturing relationships and attributes in an article on mauveine. Careful logical anal. (by a human) of an article first published in 1879 by William Perkin reveals that the molecular structure of this species, as widely reported in the literature up to 1994, could have been inferred as wrong by making use of the facts reported in the original article, with the addn. of only a min. of modern knowledge. The anal. centers on what would be needed for an intelligent software agent, armed with a semantic expression of the original facts as reported by Perkin, to reach the same conclusion, and whether issues of scale, and communal agreement on the appropriate chem. ontologies to deploy for this purpose, are in fact a reasonable and achievable goal for the chem. community over the next 24 years.