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TMTpedia: a case of extended Wikipedia for the military-based application in Taiwan

Liang-Chu Chen (Department of Information Management, National Defense University, Taipei, Taiwan)
Ting-Jung Yu (Department of Information Management, National Defense University, Taipei, Taiwan)
Chi-Li Chang (Department of Information Management, National Defense University, Taipei, Taiwan)

The Electronic Library

ISSN: 0264-0473

Article publication date: 1 June 2015

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to collect the terminologies from the Ministry of National Defense military dictionary and to design a military-based wiki system, TMTpedia, to serve as a collaborative and sharing platform for military personnel.

Design/methodology/approach

The development of the system is based on a prototype design and case illustration. The framework of the Taiwan Military Terminology Wikipedia system (TMTpedia) consists of three major subsystems, namely, Military Terminology Dictionary Processing, Military Article Contents Extension and Military Article and Resource Recommendation. This paper applies the engines of MediaWiki to design the proposed TMTpedia, and embedded different functions into a variety of system modules are developed by using such tools as C#, Java and SQL Server.

Findings

In this demonstration, the focus is on the topics of “Communications, Electronics and Information Operations” that are illustrative of cases that reveal the results of the TMTpedia system.

Originality/value

The main contributions of this paper are to transform military terminologies from a traditional dictionary into Wiki-based platform that can provide a reference framework for knowledge collaboration, to extend the content on the TMTpedia system from an external knowledge encyclopedia to an extensible mechanism that can renew military concepts for the accuracy of knowledge sharing and transformation and to implement a recommendation model into the TMTpedia system that dynamically provides relevant military information from external resources to enhance the effectiveness of knowledge acquisition.

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Acknowledgements

This research was partially sponsored by the National Science Council (NSC), Taiwan (grant no: 100-2410-H-606-001 & NSC 101-2410-H-606-003).

Citation

Chen, L.-C., Yu, T.-J. and Chang, C.-L. (2015), "TMTpedia: a case of extended Wikipedia for the military-based application in Taiwan", The Electronic Library, Vol. 33 No. 3, pp. 450-467. https://doi.org/10.1108/EL-08-2013-0151

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