Research on collaborative authoring focuses on providing an adequate soft-ware environment for the authoring process. This poster describes our framework based on a web architecture as well as a modular document model and some interfaces from which it is possible to derive various authoring processes. We apply a structured document approach with a document model completed by fragment and contract definitions. This results in a check-out/check-in type of authoring processes where negotiation can take place during the document class definition, or during the document instantiation. We describe the general architecture of a document farm prototype which supports our framework.

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Conference European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work
Sire, S. (2001). Collaborative authoring with document fragments and contracts. In Proceedings Supplement of the seventh European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work 2001.