WikiSym 2006

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WikiSym 2006 is a conference.


Title Author(s) Keyword(s) Language Abstract R C
Foucault@Wiki: first steps towards a conceptual framework for the analysis of Wiki discourses Christian Pentzold
Sebastian Seidenglanz
Computer-mediated communication
Online collaboration
Discourse theory
English In this paper, we examine the discursive situation of Wikipedia. The primary goal is to explore principle ways of analyzing and characterizing the various forms of communicative user interaction using Foucault"s discourse theory. First, the communicative situation of Wikipedia is addressed and a list of possible forms of communication is compiled. Second, the current research on the linguistic features of Wikis, especially Wikipedia, is reviewed. Third, some key issues of Foucault"s theory are explored: the notion of "discourse", the discursive formation, and the methods of archaeology and genealogy, respectively. Finally, first steps towards a qualitative discourse analysis of the English Wikipedia are elaborated. The paper argues, that Wikipedia can be understood as a discursive formation that regulates and structures the production of statements. Most of the discursive regularities named by Foucault are established in the collaborative writing processes of Wikipedia, too. Moreover, the editing processes can be described in Foucault"s terms as discursive knowledge production. 12 1
How and why Wikipedia works Angela Beesley English This talk discusses the inner workings of Wikipedia. Angela will address the roles, processes, and sociology that make up the project, with information on what happens behind the scenes and how the community builds and defends its encyclopedia on a daily basis. The talk will give some insight into why Wikipedia has worked so far and why we believe it will keep working in the the future despite the many criticisms that can be made of it. It is hoped that this review inspires further Wikipedia research. For this, please also see our Wikipedia Research workshop on Wednesday, which is open to walk-ins. 0 0
How and why Wikipedia works: an interview with Angela Beesley, Elisabeth Bauer, and Kizu Naoko Dirk Riehle Wiki
Wikimedia Foundation
Computer-Supported Cooperative Work
Collaboration software
Collaboration process
Collective intelligence
English This article presents an interview with Angela Beesley, Elisabeth Bauer, and Kizu Naoko. All three are leading Wikipedia practitioners in the English, German, and Japanese Wikipedias and related projects. The interview focuses on how Wikipedia works and why these three practitioners believe it will keep working. The interview was conducted via email in preparation of WikiSym 2006, the 2006 International Symposium on Wikis, with the goal of furthering Wikipedia research. Interviewer was Dirk Riehle, the chair of WikiSym 2006. An online version of the article provides simplified access to URLs. 0 1
How to Use a Wiki in Education: 'Wiki based Effective Constructive Learning' Michele Notari Wiki for learning
Classroom moderation
Definition of a script
Learning strategies
Strategies for effective scripts
English 0 0
Is there a space for the teacher in a WIKI? English 0 1
OntoWiki: Commuity-driven Ontology Engineering and Ontology Usage based on Wikis Martin Hepp
Daniel Bachlechner
Katharina Siorpaes
Community-driven ontology engineering
Semantic web
English Ontologies are consensual representations of a domain of discourse and the backbone of the future Semantic Web. Currently, however, only a fraction of Web users can take part in the process of building ontologies. In this paper, we show that standard Wiki technology can be used as an ontology development platform, reducing entry barriers for the participation of users in the creation and maintenance of ontologies, and describe our first OntoWiki prototype. 0 1
SemWiki: A RESTful distributed Wiki architecture English 0 0
SweetWiki: Semantic Web Enabled Technologies in Wiki Michel Buffa
Fabien Gandon
English 0 0
The Radeox Wiki Render Engine Matthias L. Jugel
Stephan J. Schmidt
Software components
Text rendering
English 0 0
The augmented Wiki Doug Engelbart
Eugene E. Kim
English 0 0
The future of Wikis Eugene Eric Kim English 0 0
Towards Wikis as Semantic Hypermedia Robert Tolksdorf
Elena Paslaru Bontas Simperl
Semantic web
Semantic wiki
English 0 1
Translation the Wiki Way Alain Désilets
Lucas Gonzalez
Sébastien Paquet
Marta Stojanovic
English This paper discusses the design and implementation of processes and tools to support the collaborative creation and maintenance of multilingual wiki content. A wiki is a website where a large number of participants are allowed to create and modify content using their Web browser. This simple concept has revolutionized collaborative authoring on the web, enabling among others, the creation of Wikipedia, the world's largest online encyclopedia. On many of the largest and highest profile wiki sites, content needs to be provided in more than one language. Yet, current wiki engines do not support the efficient creation and maintenance of such content. Consequently, most wiki sites deal with the issue of multilingualism by spawning a separate and independent site for each language. This approach leads to much wasted effort since the same content must be researched, tracked and written from scratch for every language. In this paper, we investigate what features could be implemented in wiki engines in order to deal more effectively with multilingual content. We look at how multilingual content is currently managed in more traditional industrial contexts, and show how this approach is not appropriate in a wiki world. We then describe the results of a User-Centered Design exercise performed to explore what a multilingual wiki engine should look like from the point of view of its various end users. We describe a partial implementation of those requirements in our own wiki engine (LizzyWiki), to deal with the special case of bilingual sites. We also discuss how this simple implementation could be extended to provide even more sophisticated features, and in particular, to support the general case of a site with more than two languages. Finally, even though the paper focuses primarily on multilingual content in a wiki context, we argue that translating in this "Wiki Way", may also be useful in some traditional industrial settings, as a way of dealing better with the fast and ever-changing nature of our modern internet world. 0 2
Wiki Markup Standard Workshop Christoph Sauer
Chuck Smith
Tomas Benz
English 0 0
Wiki Uses in Teaching and Learning Sheizaf Rafaeli English 0 0
Wiki-based knowledge engineering: Second workshop on semantic Wikis English 0 0
WikiGateway: A Toolbox for Making Software that Reads and Writes Wikis Bayle Shanks WebDAV
Client-side wiki
English 0 0
WikiTrails: Augmenting Wiki Structure for Collaborative, Interdisciplinary Learning Silvan Reinhold English 0 0
Wikis of Locality: Insights from the Open Guides Mark Gaved
Tom Heath
Marc Eisenstadt
Geolocational services
Open guides
Open source
Structured data
English 0 0
Workshop on Wikipedia Research Jakob Voss Wikipedia
English 0 0