Wordpress PoolParty Thesaurus

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Wordpress PoolParty Thesaurus

Name of the tool: Wordpress PoolParty Thesaurus
Home page: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/poolparty-thesaurus/
Date of latest release:
Programming language(s) that can be used with the tool: PHP
Relevant semantic web technologies: SKOS, RDF
Categories: Social Media
See also: http://poolparty.punkt.at/poolparty-releases-wordpress-plugin-to-build-glossaries-for-blogs
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Company or institution: Semantic Web Company

(Tool description last modified on 2011-10-6.)


Wordpress PoolParty Thesaurus is a Wordpress plugin that reads a SKOS thesaurus and creates a Wordpress page with a corresponding glossary. Any time a word or phrase from the glossary is used somewhere on the site, a link to the pointing to the term in glossary is created.

The Wordpress PoolParty thesaurus plugin helps to make WordPress blogs and websites more understandable. The website will be improved by linking posts with key terms and key terms with other key terms. The plugin imports a controlled vocabulary (SKOS thesaurus) or retrieves a thesaurus from a (public) SPARQL endpoint via web. Based on the thesaurus, terms in articles are high-lighted automatically, definitions are provided "inline" (as mouse-over effect) and links to the thesaurus terms are generated on-the-fly. The thesaurus is available as an extra resource on the blog and can be navigated to learn more about the knowledge domain instantly. The plugin also works with multilingual blogs. DBpedia is used to retrieve definitions automatically whenever the imported thesaurus lacks definitions.

With this plugin any SKOS/RDF thesaurus can be imported or retrieved from a SPARQL endpoint and used within your WordPress blog to underpin articles with key terms.

On two extra pages (which are generated automatically) the thesaurus can be displayed and used as a browsable glossary on your blog. The main page of the glossary displays all concepts with their preferred labels and their alternative labels (synonyms). The list of concepts is displayed in an alphabetical order and can be filtered by their first letters. The second page represents the detail view of each concept. All kinds of labels and relations (prefLabel, altLabel, hiddenLabel, definition, scopNote, broader, narrower und related) of a given term (concept) can be loaded and displayed.

Each post is analysed automatically to find words and phrases matching labels of a concept (prefLabel, altLabel or hiddenLabel) in the thesaurus. The first hit will be highlighted automatically. A mousover tooltip shows the short description of the term/phrase and the link points to the more detailed description on the glossary page.