A DSL for Corporate Wiki Initialization

Some wikis support virtual communities that are built around the wiki itself (e.g., Wikipedia). By contrast, corporate wikis are not created in a vacuum since the community already exists. Documentation, organigrams, etc are all there by the time the wiki is created. The wiki should then be tuned to the existing information ecosystem. That is, wiki concerns (e.g., categories, permissions) are to be influenced by the corporate settings. So far, “all wikis are created equal”: empty. This paper advocates for corporate wikis to be initialized with a “wiki scaffolding”: a wiki installation where some categories, permissions, etc, are initialized to mimic the corporate settings. Such scaffolding is specified in terms of a Domain Specific Language (DSL). The DSL engine is then able to turn the DSL expression into a Media Wiki installation which is ready to be populated but now, along the company settings. The DSL is provided as a FreeMind plugin, and DSL expressions are denoted as mindmaps.
Presentation here.

  • CAiSE, 23rd International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, London, UK

  • June, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-21640-4_19

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