Semantic wikis

Irion combines her technology with semantic web, more particularly semantic wiki’s.

A semantic wiki is a wiki that has an underlying model of the knowledge described in its pages. Regular, or syntactic, wikis have structured text and untyped hyperlinks. Semantic wikis, on the other hand, provide the ability to capture or identify information about the data within pages, and the relationships between pages, in ways that can be queried or exported like a database.

Semantic wikis were first proposed in the early 2000s, and began to be implemented seriously around 2005. As of 2011, the best-known semantic wiki software may be Semantic MediaWiki, while the best-known standalone semantic wiki may be Freebase.