A narrative approach to collaborative writing: A business process model

Henderson, Peter and De Silva, Nishadi (2006) A narrative approach to collaborative writing: A business process model. In, 8th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS), Paphos, Cyprus, 23 - 27 May 2006.


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Narratives have been used in the past to enhance technical documents such as research proposals by implementing a single-user writing tool called CANS (Computer-Aided Narrative Support). This study has now been extended to collaborative writing (CW); another area that can greatly benefit from a narrative-based writing tool. Before implementing such an asynchronous, multi-user system, however, it was imperative to do a concrete design for it. Therefore, after studying existing CW tools and strategies, a concise business process (BP) model was designed to describe the process of narrative-based CW. This paper introduces narrative-based CW for technical authors, the BP model for it and discusses the benefits of such an implementation on particular areas of research, such as the development of Grid applications.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Event Dates: 23-27 May
Keywords: Collaborative writing, Business Processes, Narratives, Rhetorical Structure Theory (RST), CSCW
Divisions : Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science
ePrint ID: 261806
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Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2006
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:04
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/261806

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