A Spatial Hypertext Wiki for knowledge management

Carlos Solís, Nour Ali

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Abstract

Collaboration is a key factor in successful knowledge management. Recently, wikis have become a popular solution for distributed and collaborative knowledge management. However, most wikis do not appropriately support the facilities needed for group idea creation and can only represent unstructured knowledge (text, images, and hyperlinks) which cannot be reused or systematized. This paper proposes the use of a Spatial Hypertext Wiki (ShyWiki) as a knowledge management wiki which allows users to interact in a distributed and collaborative way in order to generate ideas, and organize and structure knowledge. This type of wiki can help in the externalization of tacit knowledge, and is able to represent explicit knowledge at different levels of formality. Furthermore, the visual and spatial characteristics of this wiki can be used for representing implicit relations among concepts as well as for organizing and visualizing knowledge.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the international symposium on collaborative technologies and systems 2010
Place of PublicationWashington DC, USA
PublisherIEEE
Pages225-234
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781424466191
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2010
EventProceedings of the international symposium on collaborative technologies and systems 2010 - Chicago, IL, USA, 17-21, May 2010
Duration: 3 Jun 2010 → …

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the international symposium on collaborative technologies and systems 2010
Period3/06/10 → …

Keywords

  • Knowledge management
  • spatial hypertext
  • wiki
  • ShyWiki

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    Solís, C., & Ali, N. (2010). A Spatial Hypertext Wiki for knowledge management. In Proceedings of the international symposium on collaborative technologies and systems 2010 (pp. 225-234). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/CTS.2010.5478505