DBWiki: A structured wiki for curated data and collaborative data management

Peter Buneman*, James Cheney, Sam Lindley, Heiko Müller

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Wikis have proved enormously successful as a means to collaborate in the creation and publication of textual information. At the same time, a large number of curated databases have been developed through collaboration for the dissemination of structured data in specific domains, particularly bioinformatics. We demonstrate a general-purpose platform for collaborative data management, DBWiki, designed to achieve the best of both worlds. Our system not only facilitates the collaborative creation of a database; it also provides features not usually provided by database technology such as versioning, provenance tracking, citability, and annotation. In our demonstration we will show how DBWiki makes it easy to create, correct, discuss and query structured data, placing more power in the hands of users while managing tedious details of data curation automatically.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSIGMOD '11: Proceedings of the 2011 ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of data
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781450306614
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jun 2011
Event2011 ACM SIGMOD and 30th PODS 2011 Conference - Athens, Greece
Duration: 12 Jun 201116 Jun 2011


Conference2011 ACM SIGMOD and 30th PODS 2011 Conference


  • curation
  • databases
  • wikis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Information Systems


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