The efficient use of web-based information sources (e.g. Wikis) is becoming increasingly important within the modern technological civilization. Novel algorithms and speech technologies are available for enhancing the access to those resources and are already getting facilitated by systems like Wikulu. However the expected beneficial effect does not always emerge. This may be explained by theories postulating a limited pool of cognitive resources for problem solving. For validating this assumption, an interdisciplinary cooperation is required, which can be provided by the WeRC group, bringing together computer scientists and psychologists among other disciplines.
Analyzing state-of-the-art algorithms and technologies to determine their usefulness with respect to cognitive models for problem solving.
A presentation by Christopher Schwarz about the status of the project.
A poster showing the scope of the project.
The project is funded starting 2011 by the Förderinitiative Interdisziplinäre Forschung