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Wikipedia and Medical Wikis

  • Bertalan Meskó
Chapter

Abstract

A wiki is a web page or collection of web pages designed to enable anyone with access to that to contribute to or modify its content via a web browser using a simplified markup language. Wikis are powered by wiki softwares. Wikis serve as platforms for online collaboration, knowledge management and notetaking [1]. Entries can be created, edited or deleted, as well as categories, templates or pages.

Keywords

Medical Professional Neutral Point Online Collaboration Free Open Source Public Health Promotion 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bertalan Meskó
    • 1
  1. 1.Webicina LLCBudapestHungary

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