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Re: [ba-ohs-talk] Co-authoring [was: Learning Groove]

Henry K van Eyken wrote:    (01)

> Much appreciated, Murray.
> I have a few things on my plate this day, but I like to give this a try.
> Basically, I have a contributor who supplied a lot of material over time. There is
> a lot of duplication in it. The aim is to extract from this concise information
> and turn it into an article. All this could be done by emailing back and forth,
> but it would seem that a fair amount of the job is easier done by working together
> in real-time; the parts where you decide what is in, what is out. So you want to
> share a couple of windows (for original material, for clippings from it, maybe for
> a listing, and have a conversation window; perhaps with a way of tabbing back and
> forth between them so that you don't work within tiny windows). I have some
> difficulty with top-down thinking for operations like this. I guess that as soon
> as you use it you want to improve it, but I imagine that what I have described is
> close.
> I'll see if I can give a better answer.    (02)

Not strictly related, but a working project here at KMi comes to
mind:    (03)

    http://news.kmi.open.ac.uk/kmiplanet/    (04)

This is a server that generates an online news system provided with
emails as source material, from a pool of allowed authors. What you
see online is maintained solely by the KMI Planet server. Pretty
cool. Because of the success of KMI Planet, there began to be a
knowledge management problem in locating and navigating the many
articles in the system. In reaction,    (05)

   "To address these challenges we have developed an integrated
    suite of tools, which is called PlanetOnto. These tools allow
    ontology-driven document formalization and augment standard
    browsing and search facilities with deductive knowledge
    retrieval. In addition, the PlanetOnto architecture includes
    specialized agents, which provide personalized news feeds and
    alerts and can proactively identify potentially interesting
    news items."    (06)

See:    (07)

    KMi's PlanetOnto project
    http://kmi.open.ac.uk/projects/planetonto/    (08)

I think there is a lot of potential here, either directly or as
source of good ideas.    (09)

Murray    (010)

Murray Altheim                         <mailto:m.altheim @ open.ac.uk>
Knowledge Media Institute
The Open University, Milton Keynes, Bucks, MK7 6AA, UK    (011)

      In the evening
      The rice leaves in the garden
      Rustle in the autumn wind
      That blows through my reed hut.  -- Minamoto no Tsunenobu    (012)