Computer Supported Social Networking Based on Email Exchange
H. Ogata (Tokushima University, Japan), Y. Yano (Tokushima University, Japan) and N. Furugori (INES Corporation, Japan)
Copyright: © 2001
The exploration of social networks is essential to find capable cooperators who can help problem-solving and to augment cooperation between workers in an organization. This chapter describes PeCo-Mediator-II to seek for capable cooperators with the chain of personal connections (PeCo) in a networked organization. Moreover, this system helps gathering, exploring and visualizing social networks in an organization. The experimental results show that the system facilitates users encounter cooperators and develop a new helpful relationship with the cooperators.