Scholarly publishing and argument in hyperspace

Victoria Uren, Simon Buckingham Shum, Gangmin Li, John Domingue, Enrico Motta

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The World Wide Web is opening up access to documents and data for scholars. However it has not yet impacted on one of the primary activities in research: assessing new findings in the light of current knowledge and debating it with colleagues. The ClaiMaker system uses a directed graph model with similarities to hypertext, in which new ideas are published as nodes, which other contributors can build on or challenge in a variety of ways by linking to them. Nodes and links have semantic structure to facilitate the provision of specialist services for interrogating and visualizing the emerging network. By way of example, this paper is grounded in a ClaiMaker model to illustrate how new claims can be described in this structured way.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the twelfth international conference on World Wide Web - WWW '03
Place of PublicationNew York, NY (US)
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)978-1-58113-680-7, 1-58113-680-3
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2003
Event12th international conference on World Wide Web - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 20 May 200324 May 2003


Conference12th international conference on World Wide Web
Abbreviated titleWWW '03


  • scientific publishing
  • modeling debate
  • collaborative web
  • scholarly Interpretation


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