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Sensemaking tools for understanding research literatures: design, implementation and user evaluation

Uren, Victoria; Buckingham Shum, Simon; Bachler, Michelle and Li, Gangmin (2006). Sensemaking tools for understanding research literatures: design, implementation and user evaluation. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 64(5) pp. 420–445.

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This paper describes the work undertaken in the Scholarly Ontologies Project. The aim of the project has been to develop a computational approach to support scholarly sensemaking, through interpretation and argumentation, enabling researchers to make claims: to describe and debate their view of a document's key contributions and relationships to the literature. The project has investigated the technicalities and practicalities of capturing conceptual relations, within and between conventional documents in terms of abstract ontological structures. In this way, we have developed a new kind of index to distributed digital library systems. This paper reports a case study undertaken to test the sensemaking tools developed by the Scholarly Ontologies project. The tools used were ClaiMapper, which allows the user to sketch argument maps of individual papers and their connections, ClaiMaker, a server on which such models can be stored and saved, which provides interpretative services to assist the querying of argument maps across multiple papers, and ClaimFinder, a novice interface to the search services in ClaiMaker.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1071-5819
Academic Unit/Department: Knowledge Media Institute
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 2954
Depositing User: Users 12 not found.
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:48
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