Wiki grows up: Arbitrary data models, access control, and beyond

Reid Priedhorsky, Loren Terveen

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Abstract

Ward Cunningham's vision for the wiki was that it would be "the simplest online database that could possibly work". We consider here a common manifestation of simplicity: the assumption that the objects in a wiki that can be edited (e.g., Wikipedia articles) are relatively independent. As wiki applications in new domains emerge, however, this assumption is no longer tenable. In wikis where the objects of interest are highly interdependent (e.g., geographic wikis), fundamental concepts like the revision and undoing must be refined. This is particularly so when fine-grained access control is required (as in enterprise wikis or wikis to support collaboration between citizens and government officials). We explore these issues in the context of the Cyclopath geowiki and present solutions that we have designed and have implemented or are implementing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages63-71
Number of pages9
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 25 2011
Event7th Annual International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration, WikiSym 2011 - Mountain View, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 3 2011Oct 5 2011

Other

Other7th Annual International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration, WikiSym 2011
CountryUnited States
CityMountain View, CA
Period10/3/1110/5/11

Keywords

  • access control
  • data models
  • geographic wikis
  • geowikis
  • wikis

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