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Fine-grained addressability to support large-scale collaborative document development
Abstract The Web has made it possible for large, diThe Web has made it possible for large, distributed collaborations to develop sophisticated document bases. As these collaborations increase in size, there is a need to support reference, navigation and search through the document bases by individuals who are not computer pro-fessionals. Although collaborative tools such as wikis have been developed that address some of the requirements of these communities, the tools lack support for simple and convenient fine-grained addressability to parts of the documents. Such addressability is essential for formal documents, such as standards and legal documents. In this thesis we develop a solution to the problem of fine-grained addressability that is based on MediaWiki, a popular and powerful col- laboration tool that is the software infrastructure for Wikipedia. Although some collaboration tools that support fine-grained addressability already exist, they have not addressed some of the open research issues of fine-grained addressability, such as dealing with transclusion, semantic annotation and hyperscope support. It also deals with the research problems that were raised by this goal. An architecture and reference implementation was developed to provide a proof of concept and to test the viability of the proposed solutions to the research problems. The thesis also discusses the various design decisions that were made in the course of solving the research problems and developing the reference implementation.d developing the reference implementation.
Abstractsub The Web has made it possible for large, diThe Web has made it possible for large, distributed collaborations to develop sophisticated document bases. As these collaborations increase in size, there is a need to support reference, navigation and search through the document bases by individuals who are not computer pro-fessionals. Although collaborative tools such as wikis have been developed that address some of the requirements of these communities, the tools lack support for simple and convenient fine-grained addressability to parts of the documents. Such addressability is essential for formal documents, such as standards and legal documents. In this thesis we develop a solution to the problem of fine-grained addressability that is based on MediaWiki, a popular and powerful col- laboration tool that is the software infrastructure for Wikipedia. Although some collaboration tools that support fine-grained addressability already exist, they have not addressed some of the open research issues of fine-grained addressability, such as dealing with transclusion, semantic annotation and hyperscope support. It also deals with the research problems that were raised by this goal. An architecture and reference implementation was developed to provide a proof of concept and to test the viability of the proposed solutions to the research problems. The thesis also discusses the various design decisions that were made in the course of solving the research problems and developing the reference implementation.d developing the reference implementation.
Bibtextype mastersthesis  +
Has author Viral Gupta +
Has extra keyword MediaWiki +
Has keyword Computer science + , Large-scale documents +
Has remote mirror http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d10016818  +
Has webcitation mirror 68Hf2BEh2  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 0  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Title Fine-grained addressability to support large-scale collaborative document development +
Type master's thesis  +
Year 2008 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 9 June 2012 04:41:43  +
Categories Publications without published in parameter  + , Publications without license parameter  + , Publications without DOI parameter  + , Publications without paywall mirror parameter  + , Master's theses  + , Publications without references parameter  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 9 June 2012 04:41:43  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. January 2008  +
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