Cristóbal Arellano

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Cristóbal Arellano is an author.


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Wikipedia Customization through Web Augmentation Techniques Web Augmentation
WikiSym English August 2012 Wikipedia is a successful example of collaborative knowledge construction. This can be synergistically complemented with personal knowledge construction whereby individuals are supported in their sharing, experimenting and building of information in a more private setting, without the scrutiny of the whole community. Ideally, both approaches should be seamlessly integrated so that wikipedians can easily transit from the public sphere to the private sphere, and vice versa. To this end, we introduce WikiLayer, a plugin for Wikipedia that permits wikipedians locally supplement Wikipedia articles with their own content (i.e. a layer). Layering additional content is achieved locally by seamlessly interspersing Wikipedia content with custom content. WikiLayer is driven by three main wiki principles: affordability (i.e., if you know how to edit articles, you know how to layer), organic growth (i.e., layers evolve in synchrony with the underlying articles) and shareability (i.e., layers can be shared in confidence through the wikipedian’s social network, e.g., Facebook ). The paper provides motivating scenarios for readers, contributors and editors. WikiLayer is available for download at 0 0
WikiLayer: Annotation for Wikipedia Annotation
Personal knowledge management
WikiSym 2012 English 2012 Reading Wikipedia is the entry to more involved activities such as editing. However, the jump from reading to editing could be too big for some wikipedians who can be intimidated by exposing their content to public scrutiny. Annotating might foster not only reading but also be the prelude to editing. Different annotation tools exist for the Web (e.g., Diigo, A.nnotate). Being a Web application, Wikipedia can benefit from these tools. However, general-purpose annotation tools do not make annotation a natural gesture within Wikipedia. That is, annotation editing, rendering or retrieval in e.g. Diigo is dissociated from the edition, rendering or location of articles in Wikipedia, hindering the role of annotation as the prelude to article edition. WikiLayer is a Wikipedia-specific annotation tool. The implications include: (1) wikinotes (i.e. annotations on Wikipedia articles) might be WikiText formatted; (2) wikinote rendering is seamlessly integrated within the Wikipedia front-end; (3) wikinote editing, management and sharing is achieved without leaving Wikipedia (no separated annotation repository). WikiLayer is available for Firefox and Chrome. 0 0