Developing WikiBOK: A Wiki-based BOK formulation-aid system

Yoshifumi Masunaga*, Masaki Chiba, Nobutaka Fukuda, Hiroyuki Ishida, Kazunari Ito, Mamoru Ito, Toshiyuki Masamura, Hiroyasu Nagata, Yasushi Shimizu, Yoshiyuki Shoji, Toru Takahashi, Taro Yabuki

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The design and implementation of WikiBOK, a Wiki-based body of knowledge (BOK) formulation-aid system, is investigated in this paper. In contrast to formulating a BOK for a matured discipline such as computer science, BOK formulation for a new discipline such as social informatics needs a "bottom-up" approach because academics in a new discipline cannot draw its entire figure par avance. Therefore, an open collaboration approach based on the collective intelligence concept seems promising. WikiBOK is under development as part of our project based on BOK+, which is a novel BOK formulation principle for new disciplines. It uses Semantic MediaWiki (SMW) to facilitate its fundamental functions. To support a rich graphical user interface for WikiBOKers, a a graph visualization software, Graphviz, is adopted. SMW is enhanced to work in conjunction with Graphviz. Because edit conflicts occur when WikiBOKers collaborate, a resolution principle is investigated to resolve BOK tree edit conflicts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Progress in Data Engineering and Internet Technology
Number of pages9
EditionVOL. 2
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventInternational Conference on Data Engineering and Internet Technology, DEIT 2011 - Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 2012 Mar 152012 Mar 17

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
NumberVOL. 2
Volume157 LNEE
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119


ConferenceInternational Conference on Data Engineering and Internet Technology, DEIT 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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