A Coauthoring Method of Keyword Dictionaries for Knowledge Combination on Corporate Discussion Web Sites

  • Shinji Takao
  • Tadashi Iijima
  • Akito Sakurai
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5618)


This paper states the issues faced, and the role played by keyword dictionaries with regard to discussion based web sites which aim to achieve a ’collective knowledge’ through the voluntary participation of corporate employees, and proposes a corrective strategy. A keyword dictionary is valuable in that it helps to integrate fragmented accumulated knowledge with generalized knowledge. However, this necessitates a method that allows for coauthoring, and Wiki, BBS and other existing tools are still insufficient in this respect. As well as offering a method for expanding BBS, this paper shows a method for assessing use within an actual corporation.


coauthoring collective knowledge wiki bulletin board system 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shinji Takao
    • 1
  • Tadashi Iijima
    • 2
  • Akito Sakurai
    • 2
  1. 1.NTT Advanced Technology CorporationKawasaki-shi, KanagawaJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of Science and TechnologyKeio UniversityYokohama-shi, KanagawaJapan

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