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Visualizing Cooperative Activities with Ellimaps: The Case of Wikipedia

  • Benoît Otjacques
  • Maël Cornil
  • Fernand Feltz
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5738)

Abstract

Cooperation has become a key word in the emerging Web 2.0 paradigm. The nature and motivations of the various behaviours related to this type of cooperative activities remain however incompletely understood. The information visualization tools can play a crucial role from this perspective to analyse the collected data. This paper presents a prototype allowing visualizing some data about the Wikipedia history with a technique called ellimaps. In this context the recent CGD algorithm is used in order to increase the scalability of the ellimaps approach.

Keywords

Information Visualization Visualization of Cooperation Ellimaps Hierarchies Visualization Wikipedia 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Benoît Otjacques
    • 1
  • Maël Cornil
    • 1
  • Fernand Feltz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department ISC – Informatics, Systems and CollaborationPublic Research Center – Gabriel LippmannBelvauxLuxembourg

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