Sunday, February 24, 2008

Searching/Tagging in Enterprises

There is a 2006 ACM Queue article[1] that discusses the evolving needs of searching enterprise data sets. An obvious problem that continues to drive the need for search is the growth rate of data produced by enterprises. The article talks about building metadata catalogs and using them to add search capabilities into enterprise applications. They then discuss providing a platform to allow business users to define and create the catalogs. The mention tagging, and while only briefly, they say how it could be leveraged to allow users to dynamically add to or update the catalogs without requiring an "administrator" for the catalog.

1: R. Barrows and J. Traverso. Search Considered Integral. ACM Queue, 4(4):30-36, May 2006.

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