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Anca Luca
Day Sunday
Room Ferrer
Capacity 288
Start time 14:40
End time 14:55
Duration 00:15
Track Lightning Talks

XWiki: Annotating documents, the eXtensible wiki way

Since version 2.3, XWiki integrates document annotations in its collaborative environment ( This talk will focus on the implementation of the annotation feature, with the challenges that an eXtensible wiki implies: handling user collaboration on documents and annotations, annotating dynamically generated content, flexible annotations structure to allow customization. As a default XWiki feature, it allows users to add notes on all types of content, plain unstructured documents or structured documents. It is also used in the Scribo project ( to manipulate automatic semantic annotations on wiki documents and collaboration around them. Since a demo is worth a thousand words, the presentation will center upon showing all these at work.

XWiki is a Java open source software development platform based on the wiki principles. In addition to being a full-featured wiki, it is also a second generation wiki allowing collaborative web applications to be written easily and quickly. On top of this platform several products are developed, targeted mainly on aiding enterprise-level needs.