WikiNeuron: Semantic Wiki of Collective Minds in Neuroscience

Kei Cheung

Yale Center for Medical Informatics

Recently, there have been an increasing number of bio-Wiki projects including Gene Wiki, WikiProteins, WikiPathways, Proteopedia, SNPedia, etc. To extend the Wiki frontier to the neurosciences, we have created a collaborative and semantically-enabled Wiki prototype called "Wiki Neuron".

This prototype allows us to explore the potential benefits of semantic wiki technologies in collective and collaborative neuroscience knowledge acquisition, annotation, and integration. We plan to transform the prototype into a Wiki-based collaboratory by collaborating with communities such as the Semantic Web, ontology, and SIOC communities. In addition, we will utilize the resources generated by the Neuroscience Information Framework that aims at enhancing neuroscience research by enabling discovery and access to research data and tools.