Alternatives to Author-Centric Knowledge Organization

Rama C. Hoetzlein

Abstract


This article explores the differences between collaborative and collective authorship, focusing on the most obvious example of the latter, the Internet, and the challenges it poses for knowledge organization. An alternative to current author-centric knowledge systems is presented in the experimental Quanta system.

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Quanta; Knowledge environment; Representation of text; Authorship; Information studies; Encyclopedias; Language-based systems / Quanta; Environnement de connaissance; Représentation de texte; Profession d’auteur; études de l’information; Encyclopédies

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