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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 At 8th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS), 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.

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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


Local EPrints ID: 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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Author: Peter Henderson
Author: Nishadi De Silva

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