In Monday's call I mentioned the potential of us using a semantic wiki
for the standards registry. I have no experience with them but have
looked into them a little bit for use in a different project. Here's a
few links about them:

The wikipedia entry of course:

I think the best known semantic wiki software is Semantic MediaWiki,
which is an extension to the MediaWiki wiki software.
From their Intro page: "While traditional wikis contain only text
which computers can neither understand nor evaluate, SMW adds semantic
annotations that allow a wiki to function as a collaborative
Some of its users are listed at:

There are variations of this software, for example Semantic Bundle
( which includes things
like SemanticForms, which we could use to create form for adding or
editing records.

Maybe we could look into using something like this as a longer-term
solution and use something that's easier and requires no set-up at
first, like a Google spreadsheet.



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