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WikiProfessional (Wiki for Professionals) is a web-based research environment for semantic searching, providing an intuitive tool for analyzing and relating concepts.[1][2][3][4]

When data is entered, the system semantically analyzes and recognizes co-occurrences between different entities. The results are visualized through a Knowlet, which is a visual representation of semantic distance between associated entities. This Knowlet is then used to notify persons that have subscribed to these entities, enabling a rapid data interchange between collaborators.

The current focus is proteins using WikiProteins[5] as knowledge portal. It contains over a hundred million entries, "melding some of the key biomedical databases into a single information resource".

The project, which is nearing the open beta test phase, is operated by Knewco and led by initiator Barend Mons, a bioinformatician at the Erasmus MC and Leiden University Medical Centre. Knewco intends to profit from WikiProfessionals by charging some users (such as drug firms) for "premium services", for example incorporating a private version of the system with in-house data.


  1. ^ Jim Giles (2007-02-15). "Key biology databases go wiki". Nature. 445 (7129): 691. doi:10.1038/445691a. Retrieved 2007-11-12. 
  2. ^ John Timmer (2007-02-15). "Meet the uber-wiki". ars technica. Retrieved 2007-11-12. 
  3. ^ Bertalan Meskó (2007-04-06). "Web 3.0 and medicine". Retrieved 2007-11-12. 
  4. ^ Bertalan Meskó (2007-09-05). "WikiProfessional Alpha Testing: a wiki of web 3.0". Retrieved 2007-11-12. 
  5. ^ WikiProteins

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