Visualization of Community Knowledge Interaction Using Associative Representation
This paper describes a method for supporting knowledge evolution and facilitating awareness in a community at the same time. We propose two ideas. One is associative representation for facilitating externalization of both personal and community information. The associative representation links heterogeneous information without defining the semantics strictly. We leave the interpretation of the semantics to human background knowledge. The other is visualization of information interaction in a community using talking-alter-egos metaphor. Taking alteregos metaphor mimics a salon in which alter-ego representing each community member interact with each others, thereby the community member can see how their own or others’ knowledge interact
We have developed a called CoMeMo-Community that pursue collaborative story generation based on the talking-alter-egos metaphor. We investigated how far people can exchange ideas with associative representation and how people react the talking-alter-egos metaphor
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