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Climate change is a growing concern to humankind, since the dominant view argues for rapid, significant changes in human behavior to avert catastrophic consequences. This is a complex problem, known as a wicked problem. A productive way forward is through creative, critical dialogue. Such dialogue requires new kinds of socio-technical infrastructure. We offer a socio-technical infrastructure, described as a boundary infrastructure, based on improvements to existing and emerging Issue-based Information Systems (IBIS) conversation platforms. IBIS is an emerging lingua franca of structured discourse. We report on a core function in that boundary infrastructure: the topic merge architectures of topic mapping frameworks. We use two scenarios known to exist in our research platform to develop a novel merge architecture that supports virtual merges of topics.
|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Copyright Holders:||2010 The Author|
|Extra Information:||Sixth International Conference on Topic Maps Research and Applications, TMRA 2010, Leipzig, Germany, September 29 - October 01, 2010.|
|Keywords:||topic maps; merge algorithms; virtual merge|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Knowledge Media Institute|
|Depositing User:||Simon Buckingham Shum|
|Date Deposited:||25 Nov 2010 11:29|
|Last Modified:||23 Feb 2016 19:30|
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