Collaborative systems: solving the vocabulary problem

@article{Chen1994CollaborativeSS,
  title={Collaborative systems: solving the vocabulary problem},
  author={Hsinchun Chen},
  journal={Computer},
  year={1994},
  volume={27},
  pages={58-66}
}
Vocabulary differences have created difficulties for on-line information retrieval systems and are even more of a problem in computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW), where collaborators with different backgrounds engage in the exchange of ideas and information. We have investigated two questions related to the vocabulary problem in CSCW. First, what are the nature and characteristics of the vocabulary problem in collaboration, and are they different from those observed in information… CONTINUE READING
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