Dimensional Representations of Knowledge in an Online Community

  • Robert McArthur
  • Peter Bruza
Part of the Advanced Information Processing book series (AIP)

Summary

Chance discovery in online communities is the serendipitous meeting of two people with a background or interest in common. It is a solution to some problem that the community has, but that solution must come from without. In this chapter, we separate the area into three facets, chance discovery of online communities, between communities, and within a community. This separation is adequate to capture most contemporary research. We examine and illuminate the technological case where computer systems have been designed to actively assist humans in the discovery process.

Keywords

Ozone Coherence Posit Stake Metaphor 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert McArthur
    • 1
  • Peter Bruza
    • 1
  1. 1.Distributed Systems Technology CentreBrisbaneAustralia

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