Communication Systems for Semantic Work Environments

Communication Systems for Semantic Work Environments

Thomas Franz (University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany) and Sergej Sizov (University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-877-2.ch002
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Abstract

The paradigm of a flexible environment that supports the user in producing, organizing, and browsing the knowledge originates in the early 1940s, a long time before the first personal computers and new communication tools like the Internet became available. The conceptual design of Vannevar Bush’s memex (Bush, 1945) (an acronym for Memory Extender) is probably the most cited (e.g., Gemmell, Bell, Leuder, Drucker, & Wong, 2002) and criticized (e.g., Buckland, 1992) representative of such early conceptual work. In his article, Bush described the integrated work environment that was electronically linked to a repository of microfilms and able to display stored contents and automatically follow references from one document to another. A number of visionary ideas from this early conceptual work can be recognized in state-of-the-art information systems (cross-references between documents, browsing, keyword-based annotation of documents using the personal “codebook,” automatic generation of associative trails for content summarization, etc.).

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Foreword
Klaus-Dieter Althoff
Acknowledgment
Jörg Rech
Chapter 1
Sören Auer, Zachary G. Ives
The concepts Social Software and Web 2.0 were coined to characterize a variety of (sometimes minimalist) services on the Web, which rely on social... Sample PDF
Enabling Social Semantic Collaboration: Bridging the Gap Between Web 2.0 and the Semantic Web
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Chapter 2
Thomas Franz, Sergej Sizov
The paradigm of a flexible environment that supports the user in producing, organizing, and browsing the knowledge originates in the early 1940s, a... Sample PDF
Communication Systems for Semantic Work Environments
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Chapter 3
Sebastian Schaffert
This chapter describes what I believe makes Social Software attractive for the Semantic Web community, and what makes the Semantic Web attractive... Sample PDF
Semantic Social Software: Semantically Enabled Social Software or Socially Enabled Semantic Web?
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Chapter 4
Christoph Lange, Michael Kohlhase
In this chapter, we present the SWiM system, a prototype semantic wiki for collaboratively building, editing, and browsing mathematical knowledge.... Sample PDF
SWiM: A Semantic Wiki for Mathematical Knowledge Management
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Chapter 5
Damaris Fuentes-Lorenzo, Juan Miguel Gómez, Ángel García Crespo
This chapter deals with a semantic wiki application devoted to news publishing, Cool- WikNews. This semantic application offers the functionalities... Sample PDF
CoolWikNews: More than Meets the Eye in the 21st Century Journalism
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Chapter 6
Roar Fjellheim, David Norheim
Active Knowledge Support for Integrated Operations (AKSIO) is a work process-enabled knowledge management system that supports experience transfer... Sample PDF
Improved Experience Transfer by Semantic Work Support
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Chapter 7
Antti Vehviläinen, Eero Hyvönen, Olli Alm
This chapter discusses how knowledge technologies can be utilized in creating help desk services on the Semantic Web. To ease the content indexer’s... Sample PDF
A Semi-Automatic Semantic Annotation and Authoring Tool for a Library Help Desk Service
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Chapter 8
Michel Buffa, Guillaume Erétéo, Fabien Gandon
The wiki concept is more than 10 years old but has attained public success only recently, thanks to Wikipedia. However, in the intranet world... Sample PDF
A Wiki on the Semantic Web
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Chapter 9
Max Völkel, Sebastian Schaffert, Eyal Oren
Managing and enabling knowledge is a key to success in our economy and society (Wenger, McDermott, & Snyder, 2002, p. 6). The problem of knowledge... Sample PDF
Personal Knowledge Management with Semantic Technologies
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Chapter 10
Jörg Richter, Jurij Poelchau
A crucial experience during my time at university— computer science (with focus on AI) and linguistics—was the documentary “Maschinenträume” (1988)... Sample PDF
DeepaMehta: Another Computer is Possible
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Chapter 11
Andrea Kohlhase, Normen Müller
In this chapter we will look at users’ taking action processes in Semantic Work Environments. We argue that the underlying motivational problem... Sample PDF
Added-Value: Getting People into Semantic Work Environments
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Chapter 12
Andreas Schmidt
The new flexibility of workers and work environments makes traditional conceptions of training in advance, in rather large units and separate from... Sample PDF
Enabling Learning on Demand in Semantic Work Environments: The Learning in Process Approach
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Chapter 13
Maria Ruiz-Casado, Enrique Alfonseca, Pablo Castells
This chapter presents an overview of techniques for semi-automatic extraction of semantics from text, to be integrated in a Semantic Work... Sample PDF
Automatic Acquisition of Semantics from Text for Semantic Work Environments
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Chapter 14
Bernhard Schandl, Ross King, Niko Popitsch, Brigitte Rauter, Martin Povazay
As computer and Internet applications became ubiquitous, most daily business must handle an increasing amount of information via several... Sample PDF
Technologies for Semantic Project-Driven Work Environments
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Chapter 15
Hai H. Wang, Nicholas Gibbins, Jin Song Dong, Yuan Fang Li, Jing Sun, Jeff Pan, Terry R. Payne
The Semantic Web (Berners-Lee, Hendler, & Lassila, 2001) has become increasingly significant as it proposes an evolution of the current World Wide... Sample PDF
An Integrated Formal Approach to Semantic Work Environments Design
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Chapter 16
Axel Rauschmayer, Malte Kiesel
When looking at what “information” means in the context of the Semantic Web, there is an interesting dichotomy (Spyns, Meersman, & Jarrar, 2002;... Sample PDF
Lightweight Data Modeling in RDF
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