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Title Author(s) Keyword(s) Published in Language DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. Abstract R C
Identifying Frostquakes in Central Canada and Neighbouring Regions in the United States with Social Media Anderw C.W. Leung
William A. Gough
Yehong Shi
Social media
Collaborative mapping
Citizen Empowered Mapping English 2017 Following the ice storm of December 2013 in southern Ontario, the general public heard noises that resembled falling trees and reported these occurrences on social media. These were identified as a rare phenomenon called cryoseism, or more commonly known as frostquakes. These occurrences became the first large-scale documented frostquakes in Canada. Using meteorological metrics, we were able to forecast two subsequent frostquake events in January 2014 that coincided with reports on social media. In total, six more episodes of frostquakes as well as their locations were identified in January and February of 2014. Results showed that in central Canada, frostquake occurrences ranged from Windsor, Ontario to the west to Montreal, Quebec to the east and from Niagara Falls, Ontario to the south to North Bay, Ontario to the north. In the United States, the reports came from states bordering the Great Lakes and the New England areas. Two frostquake clusters were identified, one in and around the Greater Toronto Area and the other in eastern Wisconsin. Frostquakes were most frequently heard at nighttime. We critically assess the use of social media as an observation network including the possibility of false positives and population bias. This study demonstrates that rare phenomena such as frostquakes can be identified and assessed using data gathered through social media. 0 0
Wikipédia et bibliothèques : agir en commun Sylvain Machefert Wikipedia
Biens communs
Communs du savoir et bibliothèques French 2017 Synthèse des actions possibles pour les bibliothèques autour des projets Wikimedia. 0 0
Postures d’opposition à Wikipédia en milieu intellectuel en France Alexandre Moatti Wikipedia
Encyclopédie participative
Culture scientifique
Wikipédia, objet scientifique non identifié French 23 November 2015 6 0
Experimental Implementation of a M2M System Controlled by a Wiki Network Takashi Yamanoue
Kentaro Oda
Koichi Shimozono
Sensor network
Social network
Applied Computing and Information Technology, Studies in Computational Intelligence English 2014 Experimental implementation of a M2M system, which is controlled by a wiki network, is discussed. This M2M system consists of mobile terminals at remote places and wiki servers on the Internet. A mobile terminal of the system consists of an Android terminal and it may have an Arduino board with sensors and actuators. The mobile terminal can read data from not only the sensors in the Arduino board but also wiki pages of the wiki servers. The mobile terminal can control the actuators of the Arduino board or can write sensor data to a wiki page. The mobile terminal performs such reading writing and controlling by reading and executing commands on a wiki page, and by reading and running a program on the wiki page, periodically. In order to run the program, the mobile terminal equipped with a data processor. After placing mobile terminals at remote places, the group of users of this system can control the M2M system by writing and updating such commands and programs of the wiki network without going to the places of the mobile terminals. This system realizes an open communication forum for not only people but also for machines . 3 0
Pautas para la implementación de wikis para el desarrollo colaborativo de sistemas de buenas prácticas Jesús Tramullas
Ana I. Sánchez-Casabón
Best practices
Estudios de Información, Documentación y archivos. Homenaje a la profesora Pilar Gay Molins Spanish 2014 This paper reviews the basic principles for developing collections of best practices through a wiki tool. Details several previous works, and proposes a pattern of generation and development of these types of resources. 0 0
WeeVis Reiterer S.
Felfernig A.
Blazek P.
Leitner G.
Reinfrank F.
Ninaus G.
Community-based Knowledge Engineering
Knowledge-based Configuration
Semantic Wikis
Knowledge-Based Configuration: From Research to Business Cases English 2014 Configuration is a thriving application area for AI technologies. As a consequence, there is a need for advancing knowledge acquisition practices in order to make configuration technologies more accessible. In this chapter we introduce W. eeV. is, which is a freely available Wiki-based environment for defining and solving basic configuration tasks. Like Wikipedia, knowledge bases are regarded as Wikis that can be created, edited, and versionized by a community of users. W. eeV. is configurators can be integrated into standard Wikipedia pages and are thus more easily accessible compared to proprietary knowledge representations. W. eeV. is technologies are easily accessible and therefore well suited for the application in educational contexts. © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. 0 0
Academic Staff in Traditional Universities: Motivators and Demotivators in the Adoption of E-learning Mackeogh K.
Fox S.
Bologna declaration
Course development
Distance education
Distance learning
Lisbon declaration
Open and distance learning (ODL)
Professional development
Quality assurance
Quality learning resources
Quality management
Student feedback
Teaching and learning
Ubiquitous learning
Virtual learning spaces
Web 2.0
Distance and E-Learning in Transition: Learning Innovation, Technology and Social Challenges English 2013 [No abstract available] 0 0
Access and Efficiency in the Development of Distance Education and E-Learning Hulsmann T. Blended learning
Computer-based traing (CBT)
Course development
Distance education
Distance learning
Drop out
Flexible learning
Information and communication technologies (ICT)
Instructional design
Open and distance learning (ODL)
Open educational resources (OER)
Real simple syndication (RSS)
Scale economies
Synchronous communication
Teaching and learning process
Virtual learning spaces
Visual representation
Web 2.0
Distance and E-Learning in Transition: Learning Innovation, Technology and Social Challenges English 2013 [No abstract available] 0 0
Competitive Intelligence 2.0 Tools Deschamps C. Audio and video watch
Competitive Intelligence 2.0 Tools
Crowdsourcing and RSS
Micro-blogging services
Personalized portals and widgets
Social bookmarking services
Social network
Competitive Intelligence 2.0: Organization, Innovation and Territory English 2013 [No abstract available] 0 0
E-learning and the Quality of Knowledge in a Globalized World Van De Bunt-Kokhuis S. Blended learning
Digital competence
Distance education
Flexible learning
Information and communication technologies (ICT)
Learning management systems (LMS)
Social network
Target groups of learners
Teaching and learning
Teaching and learning process
Virtual learning spaces
Virtual Open Initiatives and Resources project (AVOIR)
Distance and E-Learning in Transition: Learning Innovation, Technology and Social Challenges English 2013 [No abstract available] 0 0
Long Live Wikipedia?: Sustainable Volunteerism and the Future of Crowd-Sourced Knowledge Andrew Lih Dramatic shifts in mission
Encyclopedia writing
Knowledge construction
Lessons of wikipedia
Long live wikipedia
Wikipedia and britannica
Wikipedia editing
Wikipedia's "news" mission
Wikipedia's transparency
At a crossroads
A Companion to New Media Dynamics English 2013 [No abstract available] 0 0
Politicization of Socio-Technical Spaces of Collective Cognition: The Practice of Public Wikis Proulx S.
Anne Goldenberg
Cognitive democracy
ICT politicization
Public wikis
Socio-technical spaces
Writing on wikis
Digital Cognitive Technologies: Epistemology and the Knowledge Economy English 2013 [No abstract available] 0 0
Processing Business News for Detecting Firms' Global Networking Strategies Gay B. Business news
Companies and portfolios of alliances
Competitive Intelligence (CI)
Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)
Global interfirm transactions
Silobreaker and Marketwatch
Social network
Transaction networks
Web 2.0
Competitive Intelligence 2.0: Organization, Innovation and Territory English 2013 [No abstract available] 0 0
Students' inadequate exposure to learning technology: Overcoming the pedagogical challenge using wikis Kemp L.J. Case study
Group work
International students
The Plugged-In Professor: Tips and Techniques for Teaching with Social Media English 2013 This activity was designed to help international students overcome the challenge of using social media as a learning tool. Many of these students had little exposure to learning technologies. In this collaborative case study project students work in groups on a wiki, utilizing a blended pedagogical approach (face-to-face and online). Students are shown how to use a wiki, with the goals of encouraging research, writing, and collaborative work. Students then conduct research for the case study, utilizing the wiki as a medium to share and collaborate. The collaborative writing and editing features of the wiki prove a useful tool for both collection of information and publication of the completed case study. Through completion of the case study project, students progress from an initial state of inadequate exposure to learning technology to a state of competency in the use and understanding of social media as a learning tool. © 2013 Woodhead Publishing Limited. All rights reserved. 0 0
The Biology Taboo Wiktionary: A tool for improving student comprehension of key terminology in introductory biology courses Olimpo J.T.
Shields P.A.
Active learning
Collaborative learning
Interactive learning
The Plugged-In Professor: Tips and Techniques for Teaching with Social Media English 2013 Knowledge of terminology and understanding of processes and concepts is a key foundational requirement in many disciplines. Learning a new disciplinary "language" is often a challenge for novice students, yet a strong foundation is essential for success in the major. This activity utilizes an in-class version of the commercial game Taboo©, in which students must define disciplinary terms in their own words, and without obvious terms. The in-class game is followed by a collaborative wiki, which provides students with an interactive opportunity to review and describe new terminology, and concepts. The goal of these activities is not only to develop a deeper appreciation for, and understanding of, the connections present between various biological processes, but to achieve a foundational understanding of the discipline. The wiki also serves as a resource to prepare for the final exam or to complete laboratory reports. © 2013 Woodhead Publishing Limited. All rights reserved. 0 0
Using persistent wikis as a pedagogical resource Bradley E.D. Active learning
Course continuity
Disciplinary resources
The Plugged-In Professor: Tips and Techniques for Teaching with Social Media English 2013 Wikis have become valuable tools for collaborative projects. A characteristic of wikis that has not been fully exploited in their educational applications is the ability to build content across multiple courses, or over time periods longer than a single term. This kind of wiki creates course continuity, benefiting both students and instructors. By extending the life of collaborative previous work. This work can become a subject area resource benefiting the organization, the discipline, or the public, and instructors can use wikis to maintain a portfolio documenting student work. © 2013 Woodhead Publishing Limited. All rights reserved. 0 0
Wiki-workshopping: Using Wikispaces for peer writing workshops Schmidt H.C. Peer editing
Writing workshops
The Plugged-In Professor: Tips and Techniques for Teaching with Social Media English 2013 This project uses the Wikispaces Web platform to facilitate peer writing workshops. Over the course of the semester, students will post drafts of their papers to Wikispaces. Then, students will use the wiki editing tools to revise and comment on peer drafts. Because Wikispaces tracks all revisions, it is possible to view a revised document and also identify which revisions were made by which students. Ultimately, revised documents can be stored as a Web page, allowing each student to use Wikispaces to create an electronic portfolio of her/his writing from the semester. © 2013 Woodhead Publishing Limited. All rights reserved. 0 0
Writing for Wikipedia: Co-constructing knowledge and writing for a public audience Britt L.L. Bridging classrooms and society
Online writing
Public audience
The Plugged-In Professor: Tips and Techniques for Teaching with Social Media English 2013 This assignment allows students to research topics in depth and become skilled at communicating academic knowledge for a public audience. The assignment draws attention to the collaborative construction of knowledge and the forces that shape what counts as knowledge and what gets disseminated. It also encourages students to consider how to organize information to be useful and illuminating to others, and how to consider connections between topics and concepts. The assignment engages students in critique, as they are more willing to critique and revise their writing when that writing will be accessible to the public. The assignment also exposes students to a social media information-sharing medium, Wikipedia, and encourages their critical consideration of the strengths and limitations of this online encyclopedic resource. © 2013 Woodhead Publishing Limited. All rights reserved. 0 0
Wikipédia et les bibliothèques : dix ans après Rémi Mathis Wikipedia
Bibliothèques 2.0 : à l'heure des médias sociaux French June 2012 Etat des lieux sur les rapports entre les bibliothèques et Wikipédia en 2012. 1 0
Edição colaborativa na Wikipédia: desafios e possibilidades Carlos Frederico de Brito d’Andréa Educação científica e cidadania: abordagens teóricas e metodológicas para a formação de pesquisadores juvenis Portuguese March 2012 14 1
Building disease and target knowledge with Semantic MediaWiki Harland L.
Marshall C.
Gardner B.
Chang M.
Head R.
Verdemato P.
Disease maps
Drug target
Knowledge management
Semantic MediaWiki
Open Source Software in Life Science Research: Practical Solutions to Common Challenges in the Pharmaceutical Industry and Beyond English 2012 The efficient flow of both formal and tacit knowledge is critical in the new era of information-powered pharmaceutical discovery. Yet, one of the major inhibitors of this is the constant flux within the industry, driven by rapidly evolving business models, mergers and collaborations. A continued stream of new employees and external partners brings a need to not only manage the new information they generate, but to find and exploit existing company results and reports. The ability to synthesise this vast information 'substrate' into actionable intelligence is crucial to industry productivity. In parallel, the new 'digital biology' era provides yet more and more data to find, analyse and exploit. In this chapter we look at the contribution that Semantic MediaWiki (SMW) technology has made to meeting the information challenges faced by Pfizer. We describe two use-cases that highlight the flexibility of this software and the ultimate benefit to the user. © 2012 Woodhead Publishing Limited. All rights reserved. 0 0
Design Tracker: An easy to use and flexible hypothesis tracking system to aid project team working Bruce C.
Harrison M.
High availability
Open Source Software in Life Science Research: Practical Solutions to Common Challenges in the Pharmaceutical Industry and Beyond English 2012 Design Tracker is a hypothesis tracking system used across all sites and research areas in AstraZeneca by the global chemistry community. It is built on the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Python) software stack, which started as a single server and has now progressed to a six-server cluster running cutting-edge high availability software and hardware. This chapter describes how a local tool was developed into a global production system. © 2012 Woodhead Publishing Limited. All rights reserved. 0 0
Discipline but not punish. the governance of Wikipedia Dominique Cardon Normative Experience in Internet Politics English 2012 The ways in which the Internet is managed and controlled–often labeled as Internet Governance– are usually considered as standing on four main pillars: Technology, Market Laws, State Regulation and Uses. Nevertheless, its specific features, the consequences of the plurality of norms it involves and of the decision-making processes it entails are rarely addressed in a comprehensive analysis.

This book explores the Internet’s functioning both as a practical-intellectual experience and a political challenge. By means of several case studies, it proposes a substantial and reflexive treatment of multileveled, formal or informal Internet Politics.The book’s overall endeavor is to outline an understanding ofwhat is –or may be– a “digital common good”.

The authors are members of a European academic team gathered by the Vox Internet research program’s meetings. They adopt a multi-disciplinary approach, embedding technological innovation in the fi eld of social sciences (communication studies, sociology, law, political science and philosophy).
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Educational Technology: Web 2.0 Bond M.C.
Cooney R.
Educational technology
Web 2.0
LMS to run a course online
And students "voice" removing inhibitions
Recommended EM education blogs
Social networking as Facebook
In sharing information
Web 1.0 and Web 2.0
Controlling what one sees
The when and how
Web 2.0 applications and technology
Facilitating learning
Web 2.0 applications
Users to gather
Web 2.0 holding one's interest
Reinforcing principles using test questions
Web 2.0. Web 2.0
Users interacting/sharing
Asynchronous learning opportunities
Wiki use
Educational material transported anywhere
Practical Teaching in Emergency Medicine, Second Edition English 2012 [No abstract available] 0 0
Free and open source software for web-based collaboration Gardner B.
Revell S.
Social networking
Web 2.0
Open Source Software in Life Science Research: Practical Solutions to Common Challenges in the Pharmaceutical Industry and Beyond English 2012 The ability to collaborate and share knowledge is critical within the life sciences industry where business pressures demand reduced development times and virtualisation of project teams. Web-based collaboration tools such as wikis, blogs, social bookmarking, microblogging, etc. can provide solutions to these challenges. In this chapter we shall examine the use of FLOSS for web-based collaboration against the backdrop of a software assessment framework. This framework describes the different phases associated with an evolutionary model for the introduction of new IT capabilities to an enterprise. We illustrate each phase of this framework by presenting a use-case and the key learnings from the work. © 2012 Woodhead Publishing Limited. All rights reserved. 0 0
Harnessing Semantic Web Technologies for the Environmental Sustainability of Production Systems Chris Davis
Igor Nikolic
Dijkema G.
Information management
Life Cycle Analysis
Production chains
Semantic web
Semantic wiki
Harnessing Green It: Principles and Practices English 2012 The modern world is dependent on complex evolving networks of production chains that convert raw resources into the products and services required for the functioning of society. Dealing with issues of the environmental sustainability of these systems can be difficult due to their large scale and dynamic nature. Understanding these systems requires large amounts of diverse data and proper information management techniques to help make sense of them. We propose a way forward based on Semantic Web standards, and illustrate the use of Semantic Wiki software to help facilitate a collaborative community process of gathering and managing this data, and enablingtransparent peer review of it. This type of system could greatly enablethe use of tools such as Life Cycle Analysis, which have very large data demands and have struggled to build larger databases, yet still maintain quality of the data. 0 0
Online News Garrison B.
Marcus Messner
Best economic model
Online news
Online news writing
Web logs
Handbook of Computer Networks English 2012 [No abstract available] 0 0
Semantic MediaWiki in applied life science and industry: Building an Enterprise Encyclopaedia Alquier L. Collaboration
Internal communication
Knowledge management
Knowledge sharing
Organisational memory
Semantic web
User experience
Open Source Software in Life Science Research: Practical Solutions to Common Challenges in the Pharmaceutical Industry and Beyond English 2012 The popularity of Wikipedia makes it a very enticing model for capturing shared knowledge inside large distributed organisations. However, building an Enterprise Encyclopaedia comes with unique challenges of flexibility, data integration and usability. We propose an approach to overcome these challenges using Semantic MediaWiki, augmenting the mature knowledge sharing capabilities of a wiki with the structure of semantic web principles. We provide simple guidelines to control the scope of the wiki, simplify the users' experiences with capturing their knowledge, and integrate the solution within an enterprise environment. Finally, we illustrate the benefits of this solution with enterprise search and life sciences applications. © 2012 Woodhead Publishing Limited. All rights reserved. 0 0
The ERCOFTAC Knowledge Base Wiki - An Aid for Validating Cfd Models Rodi W. Combustion
ERCOFTAC knowledge base wiki
Process and Plant Safety: Applying Computational Fluid Dynamics English 2012 [No abstract available] 0 0
Utilizing open source software to facilitate communication of chemistry at RSC Day A.
Williams A.
Batchelor C.
Kidd R.
Tkachenko V.
Open Source Software in Life Science Research: Practical Solutions to Common Challenges in the Pharmaceutical Industry and Beyond English 2012 The Royal Society of Chemistry is one of the world's premier chemistry publishers and has an established reputation for the development of award-winning platforms such as Prospect and ChemSpider. Using a small but agile in-house development team, we have combined commercial and open source software tools to develop the platforms necessary to deliver capabilities to our community of users. This book chapter will review the systems that have been developed in-house, what they deliver to the community, the challenges encountered in developing our systems and utilizing open source code, and how we have extended available code to make it fit-for-purpose. © 2012 Woodhead Publishing Limited. All rights reserved. 0 0
Ethical Implications of Blogging Debatin B. Blogging and online social media - as wikis and social networking sites
Ethical implications of blogging
Ethical violations like these
If committed repeatedly - hurting the credibility and overall reputation of a blog and its author(s)
Formal characteristics of blogging and their ethical implications
Individual bloggers
Frequently defining comment policies - keeping conversation civil
Lack of reliable organizational and professional criteria - the first amendment
Journalism cannot require any formal training or certification
New media landscape and ethics of blogging
Political blogosphere - as echo chamber and intelligent megaphone
Types of blogging and their ethical implications
User-friendly web 2.0 application - blogging
Lowering publication threshold of internet
The Handbook of Global Communication and Media Ethics English 2011 [No abstract available] 0 0
Applications of ontologies in collaborative software development Happel H.-J.
Maalej W.
Seedorf S.
Knowledge sharing
Semantic development environment
Semantic wiki
Software engineering semantic web
Collaborative Software Engineering English 2010 Making distributed teams more efficient is one main goal of Collaborative Software Development (CSD) research. To this end, ontologies, which are models that capture a shared understanding of a specific domain, provide key benefits. Ontologies have formal, machine-interpretable semantics that allow to define semantic mappings for heterogeneous data and to infer implicit knowledge at run-time. Extending development infrastructures and software architectures with ontologies (of problem and solution domains) will address coordination and knowledge sharing challenges in activities such as documentation, requirements specificationrequirements specification, component reuse, error handling, and test case management. The purpose of this article is to provide systematic account of how ontologies can be applied in CSD, and to describe benefits of both existing applications such as "semantic wikis" as well as visionary scenarios such as a "Software Engineering Semantic Web". 0 0
Auto-organização e processos editoriais na Wikipédia: uma análise à luz de Michel Debrun Carlos Frederico de Brito d’Andréa Leitura e escrita em movimento Portuguese 2010 0 1
Embedding Semantics in LDA Topic Models Alsumait L.
Pu Wang
Carlotta Domeniconi
Barbara D.
Data-driven prior-knowledge
External prior-knowledge
Latent dirichlet allocation
Online lda
Semantic embedding
Topic models
Wikipedia-influenced topic model
Text Mining: Applications and Theory English 2010 [No abstract available] 0 0
Ensino de línguas e produção de texto: editando wikis e a Wikipédia Ana Elisa Ferreira Ribeiro
Carlos Frederico de Brito d’Andréa
Línguas na Web: links entre ensino e aprendizagem Portuguese 2010 0 0
Internet, archaeology on Richards J.D. Blogs
Digital archive
Digital preservation
Discussion list
Semantic web
Encyclopedia of Archaeology English 2010 Archaeological adoption of the Internet is considered in the context of broader trends in scholarly communication and e-commerce. The impact of electronic publication on archaeology and the growth of e-journals is discussed. The deep web, and the rich content available from on-line databases and other web resources is also considered. The transience of the web, and problems of digital preservation is addressed. The use of the internet for more community based interactions and the growth of internet discussion groups, web blogs, and news feeds, is also discussed. The Internet has been seen as a great democratiser of archaeological knowledge, but others claim it creates a new technocractic elite, and restricts access to the developed world. Finally, the problem of resource discovery is raised, and the difficulties of finding authoritative information. Does the future lie in greater adoption of metadata standards and the development of the semantic web, or does Google have all the answers? © 2008 Copyright © 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. 0 0
Wiki, a New Way to Produce Accessible Documents Alex Bernier
Dominique Burger
Bruno Marmol
Computers Helping People with Special Needs English 2010 Adapting complex documents to make them accessible for print disabled persons is an iterative process which involves various skills and requires the intervention of several people. Collaborative approaches are well suited, especially those based on Wikis which are now widely used to edit contents on the Web. A Wiki offers useful features to overcome some of the difficulties encountered when using word-processors. MediaWiki is a popular Wiki software which can be extended to allow users to import, edit and export contents using XML DTBook, the format designed by the DAISY Consortium for structuring text in an accessible way. 0 0
Colaboração, edição, transparência: desafios e possibilidades de uma wikificação do jornalismo Carlos Frederico de Brito d’Andréa Metamorfoses jornalísticas 2: a reconfiguração da forma Portuguese 2009 0 5
Wikis Semánticos Jesús Tramullas
Piedad Garrido-Picazo
Semantic wiki Codina, L., Marcos, M.C., Pedraza, R. (coords.) Web semántica y sistemas de información documental. Gijón: Trea Spanish 2009 0 0
Technology and Law: The Not So Odd Couple Poblet M.
Casanovas P.
Benjamins R.
E-mail - client billing
Court filing
And marketing
E-mail Management (EMM) in law firms
EDD or e-discovery - electronically stored information (ESI)
OASIS LegalXML (subgroup within OASIS)
Online dispute resolution (ODR)
Outbound content compliance (OCC)
Semantic Web technologies - law and e-justice domains
Wikipedia ODR system
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
ICT Futures: Delivering Pervasive, Real-Time and Secure Services English 2008 [No abstract available] 0 0
The Semantic Web - From Vision to Reality Paul Warren
Davies J.
Hypertext mark-up language (HTML) choice
RDF and Friend of a Friend (FOAF) project
Resource description framework (RDF)
Semantic web
Semantic Web technology applications
Semantic wiki of Semantic Web
Uniform resource identifiers (URIs)
Web Ontology Language (OWL)
Web Services Modelling Ontology (WSMO)
ICT Futures: Delivering Pervasive, Real-Time and Secure Services English 2008 [No abstract available] 0 0
Wikis: MediaWiki Jesús Tramullas MediaWiki Tramullas, J. y Garrido, P. (coords.), Software libre para servicios de información digital. Madrid: Prentice Hall, Spanish 2006 0 0
Representation of medical informatics in the Wikipedia and its perspectives Udo Altmann Wiki
Medical Informatics
Connecting Medical Informatics and Bio-Informatics: Proceedings of MIE2005 - The XIXth International Congress of the European Federation for Medical Informatics English 2005 A wiki is a technique for collaborative development of documents on the web. The Wikipedia is a comprehensive free online encyclopaedia based on this technique which has gained increasing popularity and quality. This paper's work explored the representation of Medical Informatics in the Wikipedia by a search of specific and less specific terms used in Medical Informatics and shows the potential uses of wikis and the Wikipedia for the specialty. Test entries into the Wikipedia showed that the practical use of the so-called WikiMedia software is convenient. Yet Medical Informatics is not represented sufficiently since a number of important topics is missing. The Medical Informatics communities should consider a more systematic use of these techniques for disseminating knowledge about the specialty for the public as well as for internal and educational purposes. 0 5

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