Divergence Occurrences in Knowledge Sharing Communities

  • Alicia Diaz
  • Gerome Canals
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3198)

Abstract

While knowledge-intensive communities are actively interacting, divergent knowledge positions appear as a natural consequence of the knowledge-sharing activity. Although this feature can look like an unfavorable situation, we argue that maintaining the coexistence with conflicts and following their evolution allows the community to understand how new knowledge emerges. In this paper, we discuss the knowledge sharing process where divergences occur and we propose a technological approach that allows communities to coexist with conflicts.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alicia Diaz
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gerome Canals
    • 2
  1. 1.Lifia, Fac. Informatica-UNLP, CC 11La PlataArgentina
  2. 2.Loria, Campus ScientifiqueVandoeuvre-les-Nancy cedexFrance

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