Personal Knowledge Management and Collaborative Actions: Synergies in Social Networks of Professional Translators
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Interaktive Kulturen : Workshop-Band : Proceedings der Workshops der Mensch & Computer 2010 - 10. Fachübergreifende Konferenz für Interaktive und Kooperative Medien, DeLFI 2010 - die 8. E-Learning Fachtagung Informatik der Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. und der Entertainment Interfaces 2010
PKM 2010 2nd Workshop on Personal Knowledge Management
Professional translators are creative knowledge workers. They have to continuously increase the efficiency of their work process in order to stay capable of competing on the market. This also includes the management of their personal knowledge and information resources as finding relevant information and the correct terminology consumes a considerable amount of the time needed for producing high-quality translations. Here, interaction and collaboration with other individuals can be a great source of knowledge and professional support. This paper describes the work in progress of a study on how professional translators can collaboratively manage their personal knowledge and information resources by taking advantage of synergies in their professional networks through social interaction in web-based environments. For this purpose, interaction patterns among translators and their peers will be identified using Social Network Analysis methods. Based on the findings of the analysis, requirements for a web-based environment leveraging synergies within translators‘ social and professional networks will be derived.