Co-authoring with structured annotations

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Co-authoring with structured annotations
Most co-authoring tools support basic annotations, such as edits and comments that are anchored at specific locations in the document. However, they do not support metacommentary about a document (such as an author's summary of modifications) which gets separated from the document, often in the body of email messages. This causes unnecessary overhead in the write-review-edit workflow inherent in co-authoring. We present document-embedded structured annotations called "bundles" that incorporate the meta-commentary into a unified annotation model that meets a set of annotation requirements we identified through a small field investigation. A usability study with 20 subjects evaluated the annotation reviewing stage of coauthoring and showed that annotation bundles in our highfidelity prototype reduced reviewing time and increased accuracy, compared to a system that only supports edits and comments. Author Keywords Collaborative writing, collaborative authoring, structured ...
Qixing Zheng, Kellogg S. Booth, Joanna McGrenere
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Updated 30 Nov 2009
Type Conference
Year 2006
Where CHI
Authors Qixing Zheng, Kellogg S. Booth, Joanna McGrenere
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