Facilitating Collaboration and Information Retrieval: Collaborative Traces Based SWOT Analysis and Implications

  • Qiang Li
  • Marie-Hélène Abel
  • Jean-Paul A. Barthès
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 515)


In a web-based Collaborative Working Environment (CWE), people’s activities are principally concentrated in the group shared work space. Any collaborative interactions could leave a series of collaborative traces. Based on our proposed concept Collaborative Trace and the corresponding Model, this chapter addresses the issue related to exploit and reuse the collaborative traces in consideration of supporting the group collaboration work in different aspects. In this process, obviously, some complex filters are required to extract more potential information both from the trace set and the data base. They can be defined by the rules according to the practical collaboration object and the application formalism. Furthermore, a general traces exploitation framework is introduced and implemented in CWE with a comprehensive case: the traces based SWOT Analysis.


Collaborative working environment Collaborative trace Information retrieval SWOT analysis Knowledge engineering 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Qiang Li
    • 1
  • Marie-Hélène Abel
    • 1
  • Jean-Paul A. Barthès
    • 1
  1. 1.UMR CNRS 7253 Heudiasyc Université de Technologie de CompiègneCentre de Recherches de RoyallieuCompiègneFrance

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