ENABLING CSCW SYSTEMS TO AUTOMATICALLY BIND EXTERNAL KNOWLEDGE BASES

Thomas Bopp, Jonas Schulte, Thorsten Hampel

Abstract

The usage of CSCW systems for teaching, training, and research collaboration increases constantly, as it offers a time- and place -independent, as well as a cost-effective platform. The user’s search should not be restricted to local material; in fact, users benefit from different search environments, as, for example digital libraries to find appropriate working material. Searching and further processing of documents imply a media breach since the search cannot be invoked in current CSCW systems directly. This paper presents the first prototype of a CSCW system which enables users to search in external sources without media breach. To provide arbitrary search environments no restrictions to data formats or search functionalities are allowed. Hence we have enhanced search environments with self description capabilities in order to realize an automatic binding of search environments in CSCW systems. By search environments we address any system offering searchable knowledge bases, such as digital libraries or the CSCW system itself. Furthermore our concept supports local search and searching in different external sources at the same time.

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Bopp T., Schulte J. and Hampel T. (2007). ENABLING CSCW SYSTEMS TO AUTOMATICALLY BIND EXTERNAL KNOWLEDGE BASES . In Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS, ISBN 978-972-8865-88-7, pages 323-329. DOI: 10.5220/0002382603230329


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iceis07,
author={Thomas Bopp and Jonas Schulte and Thorsten Hampel},
title={ENABLING CSCW SYSTEMS TO AUTOMATICALLY BIND EXTERNAL KNOWLEDGE BASES},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,},
year={2007},
pages={323-329},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002382603230329},
isbn={978-972-8865-88-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,
TI - ENABLING CSCW SYSTEMS TO AUTOMATICALLY BIND EXTERNAL KNOWLEDGE BASES
SN - 978-972-8865-88-7
AU - Bopp T.
AU - Schulte J.
AU - Hampel T.
PY - 2007
SP - 323
EP - 329
DO - 10.5220/0002382603230329