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A narrative approach to collaborative writing: A business process model

A narrative approach to collaborative writing: A business process model
A narrative approach to collaborative writing: A business process model
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.
Collaborative writing, Business Processes, Narratives, Rhetorical Structure Theory (RST), CSCW
Henderson, Peter
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De Silva, Nishadi
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Henderson, Peter
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De Silva, Nishadi
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Henderson, Peter and De Silva, Nishadi (2006) A narrative approach to collaborative writing: A business process model. At 8th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS) 8th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS), Cyprus. 23 - 27 May 2006.

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Abstract

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.

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Published date: 2006
Additional Information: Event Dates: 23-27 May
Venue - Dates: 8th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS), Cyprus, 2006-05-23 - 2006-05-27
Keywords: Collaborative writing, Business Processes, Narratives, Rhetorical Structure Theory (RST), CSCW
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science

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Local EPrints ID: 261806
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/261806
PURE UUID: 67b43f21-9dcb-47ea-a323-2af092c58e5c

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Date deposited: 25 Jan 2006
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 08:59

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