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Access, claims and quality on the Internet - future challenges
Abstract The vision of access to human knowledge haThe vision of access to human knowledge has existed explicitly at least since the time of Aristotle In 1934, Otlet outlined a vision of comprehensive access to knowledge. Progress towards this vision entailed initial visions of hypertext, markup languages, the semantic web, Wikipedia and more recently a series of developments with respect to Open Source. A brief survey of these developments is provided. The rhetoric of the Internet insists that everything should be accessible by everyone at anytime. This poses obvious technical challenges and serious philosophical problems of method. If everything is accessible then how do we separate the chaff from the grain and how do we identify quality? Following a survey of important developments, this essay suggests five dimensions that need to be included in a future web: 1) variants and multiple claims; 2) levels of certainty in making a claim; 3) levels of authority in defending a claim; 4) levels of significance in assessing a claim; 5) levels of thoroughness in dealing with a claim. j 2005 National Instiute of Informatics.. j 2005 National Instiute of Informatics.
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Comments Access to the whole of knowledge is becoming feasible with the open source movement with the need to highlight the central importance of quality along with the open access in terms of quantity.
Conclusion To this end, we have suggested that five nTo this end, we have suggested that five new features that need to be added to such systems; 1) variants and multiple claims; 2) levels of certainty in making a claim; levels of authority in defending a claim; 4) levels of significance in assessing a claim; 5) levels of thouroughness in assessing a claim. If these dimensions are integrated into an open source model there is reason for optimism about the potentials of the emerging technologies. The vision of source knowledge on a fully semantic web may well take at least another century to achieve, but this only confirms that the goal is a noble one.nly confirms that the goal is a noble one.
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Doi 10.2201/NiiPi.2005.2.3 +
Google scholar url http://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22Access%2C%2Bclaims%2Band%2Bquality%2Bon%2Bthe%2BInternet%2B-%2Bfuture%2Bchallenges%22  +
Has author Kim H. Veltman +
Has domain Information systems +
Has topic Epistemology + , Reader perceptions of credibility +
Issue 2  +
Pages 17-40  +
Peer reviewed Yes  +
Publication type Journal article  +
Published in Progress in Informatics +
Research design Case study  +
Research questions Hypertext, the semanticweb, Wikipedia and open source have brought many positive steps forward. This paper surveys these developments and outlines some of the challenges that lie ahead.
Revid 10,645  +
Theories Undetermined
Theory type Analysis  +
Title Access, claims and quality on the Internet - future challenges
Unit of analysis Website  +
Url http://dx.doi.org/10.2201/NiiPi.2005.2.3  +
Wikipedia coverage Case  +
Wikipedia data extraction N/A  +
Wikipedia language Not specified  +
Wikipedia page type N/A  +
Year 2005  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 15 March 2012 18:41:21  +
Categories Epistemology  + , Reader perceptions of credibility  + , Information systems  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 January 2014 20:20:00  +
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