Contact: Support for Distributed Cooperative Writing

  • Andrew Kirby
  • Tom Rodden

Abstract

This paper presents a novel system to support the activities of distributed cooperative writing. The system builds upon the results from previous studies of cooperative work, and on a set of short focused studies of cooperative authoring to outline a framework and system to meet the requirements of cooperating authors. The system provides facilities to represent the decomposition of the writing task and assignment of responsibilities. In addition, a series of monitoring facilities is provided which allows authors to coordinate their activities in the construction of documents.

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew Kirby
    • 1
  • Tom Rodden
    • 1
  1. 1.Computing DepartmentLancaster UniversityLancasterUK

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