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Wiki Interaction Revisited: Structural, Contextual, and Navigational Augmentation of Wiki Content

Creators Daniel Abawi, Silvan Reinhold
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About the creators
Daniel Abawi is a graduate of the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany, where he majored in Business Administration and Computer Science. He has been a Scientific Assistant at the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and at the Department of Computer Science at the J. W. Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, since 2001. Currently he is involved as a researcher in the overall e-learning project of the J. W. Goethe-University.
Silvan Reinhold is a graduate from the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany, majoring in Business Administration and Computer Science. He has been a Scientific Assistant at the Dept. of Computer Graphics at the J. W. Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, since 2002. His current involvement with projects in the context of the University's e-learning strategy allows him to collaborate and interact in a very multidisciplinary field, as well as to focus his research on collaboration and integration of Wiki systems in educational settings.
Abstract
Wiki Systems are currently used in many fields, and in a variety of

different application contexts. These include documentation, reporting, project management, online glossaries and dictionaries, discussion groups, or general information systems. To a large extent, their wide-spread acceptance is due to their simplicity and collaborative nature, allowing easy, article-centric work on hypertextual content in workgroups, as well as to the fact that they have proven suitable even in more specialized application environments. Specific environments have specialized needs, however, that may pose additional requirements outside of the scope of the general-purpose nature of the default Wiki implementations. Our project addresses the question of how content structure, interaction, and navigation in a Wiki system can be adapted and improved, in order to better suit the requirements of environments where the node-centric hypertext paradigm alone may no longer suffice.

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