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Hyperstructure Maintenance Costs in Large-scale Wikis

Hyperstructure Maintenance Costs in Large-scale Wikis
Hyperstructure Maintenance Costs in Large-scale Wikis
Wiki systems have developed over the past years as lightweight, community-editable, web-based hypertext systems. With the emergence of Semantic Wikis, these collections of interlinked documents have also gained a dual role as ad-hoc RDF graphs. However, their roots lie at the limited hypertext capabilities of the World Wide Web: embedded links, without support for composite objects or transclusion. In this paper, we present experimental evidence that hyperstructure changes, as opposed to content changes, form a substantial proportion of editing effort on a large-scale wiki. The experiment is set in the wider context of a study of how the technologies developed during decades of hypertext research may be applied to improve management of wiki document structure and, with semantic wikis, knowledge structure.
Hypertext, Semantic Web, Wiki, Web Science
Boulain, Philip
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Shadbolt, Nigel
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Gibbins, Nicholas
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Boulain, Philip
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Shadbolt, Nigel
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Gibbins, Nicholas
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Boulain, Philip, Shadbolt, Nigel and Gibbins, Nicholas (2008) Hyperstructure Maintenance Costs in Large-scale Wikis. At Social Web and Knowledge Management 2008 Social Web and Knowledge Management 2008, China. (Submitted)

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Abstract

Wiki systems have developed over the past years as lightweight, community-editable, web-based hypertext systems. With the emergence of Semantic Wikis, these collections of interlinked documents have also gained a dual role as ad-hoc RDF graphs. However, their roots lie at the limited hypertext capabilities of the World Wide Web: embedded links, without support for composite objects or transclusion. In this paper, we present experimental evidence that hyperstructure changes, as opposed to content changes, form a substantial proportion of editing effort on a large-scale wiki. The experiment is set in the wider context of a study of how the technologies developed during decades of hypertext research may be applied to improve management of wiki document structure and, with semantic wikis, knowledge structure.

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Submitted date: 26 February 2008
Additional Information: Event Dates: April 22nd, 2008
Venue - Dates: Social Web and Knowledge Management 2008, China, 2008-04-22
Keywords: Hypertext, Semantic Web, Wiki, Web Science
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 265200
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/265200
PURE UUID: dc5dc64c-2c6e-419a-8be4-cfe03c06a458
ORCID for Nicholas Gibbins: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6140-9956

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Date deposited: 26 Feb 2008 19:44
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:55

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