Building next generation knowledge building environments

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Presentation at CSCL 2011 post-conference in Guangzhou

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  • 1. Building Next-Generation Knowledge Building Environments
    Guangzhou, July 12

2. Knowledge Forum
Lite
Advanced
Basic
Analytic Tools
e.g.: Contribution, SocialNetwork, VocabularyGrowth, Writing, SemanticOverlap, KSV, KBDeX, Lexical Analytic Tools
Java (client)
Perl (browser)
Tuplestore
3. Knowledge Forum
Lite
Advanced
Basic
OLI-KF
?
Analytic Tools
Java
Perl
Google Web Toolkit (GWT)

PHP
Tuplestore
MySQL
4. Google Web Toolkit
We write code in Java
Google translates it into JavaScript
Works with modern browsers
Applied in Google Wave, Google Ads, etc
Open source
Scalable, flexible
easy to switch from TupleBase to MySQL
Possible to integrate with JavaScript-based visualization techniques, e.g. Protovis
5. PHP+MySQL
Motivations
SmartBoard/Interactive White Board
Mobile devices
Widely-used
Open source
6. Questions
Which architecture?
How to keep it open and scalable?
How to coordinate all efforts to a coherent framework?
7. Recent and current projects
OLI-KF (Carnegie-Mellon)
Knowledge Space Visualizer (Toronto)
KBDeX (Shizuoka, Japan)
Lexical analytic tools (Quebec)
Knowledge Connections Analyzer (H.K.)

8. Other possibilities
Visualizaion
Protovis/Prefuse
Jung
Semantic Analysis
Gensim
TagHelper/SIDE