Viral Gupta

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Viral Gupta is an author from United States.

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Title Keyword(s) Published in Language DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. Abstract R C
Fine-grained access to online content for virtual communities Collaborative work environments
Fine-grained addressability
High-resolution addressability
Indexing
Knowledge repository
Purple numbers
Transclusion
Wiki
International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management English 2010 The specific knowledge-based technology that we are developing is Purple MediaWiki (PMWX), an extension of MediaWiki that supports fine-grained addressability of a knowledge repository. Unlike other web pages, content on a wiki is the result of a collaboration among the users of the wiki. As a result, the content on a wiki changes more frequently than most web pages. As more and more people add content to a web page and then refer to that content, it becomes important to pinpoint the location of the data for future reference or to provide a reference to someone else. The bookmarking option in a web browser allows one to bookmark the URL, but if this URL is the page as a whole it may be difficult for a user to locate the intended content when the amount of content on the page is large. With PMWX, each unit of an article (which may be as small as a single entry in a table) can be individually annotated and discussed by several individuals in a coherent fashion that allows the community to naturally break out into interest groups that can concurrently focus on aspects of concern to the community without losing overall participation by the entire community. The use of knowledgebased technology such as PMWX for building virtual communities is still in its infancy, but there are several communities that are using it on a regular basis. We will report on our experiences with the use of these technologies. 0 0
Fine-grained addressability to support large-scale collaborative document development Computer science
Large-scale documents
English January 2008 The 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. 0 0