Blog>> Taxonomy and Search Patterns for Search and Discovery

Green Chameleon

So you have built and implemented a taxonomy but search is still not returning the desired results. Search alone is also limited. If taxonomy and search are integrated, they can be very powerful and vastly improve the user experience. Taxonomy and Search Patterns v3.pdf.

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Smarter Search

Alchemy of Change

A couple quick things to point out on Google’s search capabilities these days, that are also some interesting hints at where search is going. The first is a new “ sort by subject &# feature, which lets you organize your results on image searches based on categories.

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3 Ways Google Search is impacted by #SocialMedia & #GooglePlus

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Does Google Plus make a difference to Google Search? How do social reviews online change search? If your customers find you by searching on Google, you might want to consider these three points: Where are the Plumbers WITHOUT a Google Plus Page?

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Google Tiers Search into the Global, Social and Personal

Alchemy of Change

By connecting Google+ to search, Google is tiering web search into three, very useful, layers: global search, social search and personal search. Connection Technologies Contextual Computing Google Google Search Plus Your World personal search search social search

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Peoplebrowsr: How to search Twitter bio profiles

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Ever wondered how to search the Bio fields for someone in Twitter? How to search Twitter profiles? Nothing to do with Peoplebrowsr search though. Technorati Tags: friend , peoplebrowsr , search bio , search profile , stranger , twellow , Twitter.

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Twitter as Search Engine or Community Seed

Nancy White

Twitter as a search engine. But I never really conceptualized it as search. First, I searched for something for me. But you have to have a question in mind to make the search meaningful beyond curiosity. Do you use Twitter as a search engine?

Forrester on Enterprise Search Trends

Portals and KM

Here is a new report on 2011 enterprise search trends from Forrester, Enterprise Search: Six Key Trends to Watch by Leslie Owens with Stephen Powers and Anjali Yakkundi. The report indicates that despite the fact that only 10% of IT leaders will upgrade or expand their information access implementations this year, search experts are optimistic about their ability to deliver search solutions that are both usable and useful.

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social search ecology

Taming the spaces

Ecology of social search for learning resources. In this paper they use attention metadata to model the ecology of social search. An interesting part of the paper summarizes new search options : Explicit search : comprises the traditional search box with text and filtering options based on multilingual metadata. Personal search : Looking for bookmarks from one’s own personal collection of bookmarks.

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In search of germs

Joitske Hulsebosch

Though a lot of people are searching for 'how to facilitate a CoP' there were also some people with interesting experiences.

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Expanding Web Search Part One: Focused Search-Based Applications

Portals and KM

This is the first of a two part series on how the boundaries of search are being pushed beyond the familiar Google style broad Web search. Tomorrow I will discuss real time search. I have written about them before (see Exalead's CloudView Offers Integrated Search Capabilities).

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Future of Search?

Portals and KM

Greg Papadopoulo s, CTO of Sun Microsystems, said that now we’re impressed when Google searches a sea of information for us in mere seconds but we should be dissatisfied with this mode of search. In the future, he said, search will be done for us. Every electronic device we buy will connect to a network and our search results will be based on things like our location to our preferences and past behaviors.

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The Evolution of Site Search

Portals and KM

Site search is becoming more than a means to increase website traffic. Now 40% of content and collaboration professionals see the feature primarily as a tool to improve customer self-service, according to a new Forrester report, Site Search Evolves from Technical Feature to Customer Touchpoint , by Leslie Owens with Stephen Powers and Anjali Yakkundi. They need to move the search functionality from a siloed activity to a cross-functional search partnership.

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Collaborative Thinking: Augmenting Search Via Tags & Bookmarks

Collaborative Thinking

Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Microsoft UC (OCS) Presentations and Demos | Main | Videos from ODC 2008 » February 22, 2008 Augmenting Search Via Tags & Bookmarks Worth reading (via ReadWriteWeb ): This leads to the big question: what will be the next big thing that substantially improves search quality? As a result, in the paper below , we ask the question: "Can Social Bookmarking Improve Web Search?"

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Enabling Gladwell's Blink - Look Don't Search

Portals and KM

The act of collecting more and more information is too often just a search for facts that reinforce assumptions made. The mantra of the Awareness Engine is to look, not search.

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Soul searching

Mathemagenic

While going through the hard times of finishing my PhD dissertation I joked about the time after it, suggesting that I might go into the symptoms similar to the people who retire and don’t know what to do with their life then. Well, I should know better what to joke about :). Now, waiting for the PhD committee to react on my work and preparing for the PhD defense I see shrunken horizons expand: once the PhD is in the past and I’m free to do whatever I want to do, what that would be?

How-to Guides>> Behind the Curtain: Understanding the Search and Discovery Technology Stack

Green Chameleon

“Automagicality” has been one of the banes of knowledge management, and specifically within that, understanding the technologies that go into an effective search and discovery experience, and how different technologies can be combined. Here’s an extended piece describing the elements of the search and discovery stack, and how they work individually and in concert, encompassing search, taxonomy management and text analytics for machine aided classification of content.

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Blog>> Cross-Post: Behind the Curtain: Understanding the Search and Discovery Technology Stack

Green Chameleon

“Automagicality” has been one of the banes of knowledge management, and specifically within that, understanding the technologies that go into an effective search and discovery experience, and how different technologies can be combined. Here’s an extended piece describing the elements of the search and discovery stack, and how they work individually and in concert, encompassing search, taxonomy management and text analytics for machine aided classification of content.

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Search vs Discovery – Finding Useful Content

Portals and KM

Search and discovery are both useful ways to find useful content. Everyone knows about search. As Romain Goday wrote in Search vs Discovery (Or A New Approach to Information Consumption) , “Search has boomed in the last decade, more than 130 billion searches were conducted during 2010.”. While search provides an answer to a question you already know. They do not replace search they provide another line of inquiry into what is happening on the Web.

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In search for reflection formats that fit

Mathemagenic

I guess I’m actually searching for a format for a regular written reflection that goes deep enough and that is possible given existing pockets of solo time as well as the energy level during those. When I stopped working, one of the things I wanted was about doing more non-digital, observable things. In other words – living a life that could be more easily shared with children, because they can observe and participate.

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Specialized Search is a Next Big Move for Search

Portals and KM

I have been discussing specialized search a bit (for example, see: Will Yahoo's Changing Search Strategy Cause it to Pick Up Niche Services? ). As reported by Venture beat , Google is planning to launch a music search service with music sites Lala and MySpace-owned iLike, according to multiple reports. Of course, Google offers other specialized search services such as blogs. Specialized search can get you there faster.

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News with Context: Silobreaker Search

Portals and KM

In a post in the mailing list for KMG Philadelphia, a member posted a quick reference to Silobreaker , a news aggregator and search engine that generates context. A "360 degree" search provides links to relevant articles, lists of related people, places, and keywords, and links.

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When Do You Use Twitter Search vs. Google Web Search?

Portals and KM

I recently came across an interesting article, Twitter and Local Search: A Status Update , by Michael Boland, Search Engine Watch. Michael conveyed the idea that Twitter search brings structure to all the noise on the Web with an index of real time conversations. I agree and now, at times, I get better results on a niche topics such as SOA or Agile development through Twitter search than through Google. When do you use Google search and when do you use Twitter search.

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Twitter Search Traffic Ready to Pass Google Blog Search

Portals and KM

Steve Rubel recently posted, Twitter Search Traffic Poised to Eclipse Google Blog Search. He wrote, “As of February, Twitter Search attracted 1.35 million users while Google Blog Search, which has been plagued by relevance issues, sits at 1.38 Now this is impressive for Twitter search but I am sure there is no comparison to Google web search. So, if my actions are at all typical I am not surprised that Google blog search is flat.

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Expanding Web Search Part Two: Real Time Search

Portals and KM

Yesterday I wrote about Focused Search-Based Applications as one way that Web and enterprise search is expanding. The Wall Street Journal recently posted an interesting article on this topic, Internet Giants Look For Edge In Real-Time Search. It started by explaining that, “that real-time search helps Internet users find Web posts, including those from San Francisco's Twitter Inc., Twitter is one real-time search engine and others are joining the market.

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Green Chameleon » Searching KM Journals

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Searching KM Journals Google Scholar is a wonderful tool, but sometimes you want to find out quickly what the mainstream KM journals have on a particular topic. So I’ve created this Google Custom Search Engine for KM journal and magazine articles, currently searching the sites of 20 publishers and content providers.

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LinkedIn Signal New Twitter Business Search Engine

Online Social Networking

LinkedIn users will be able to search Twitter using keywords and filter the results by degree of connection, industry, company, time posted, region, school and hashtags. LinkedIn Signal will make LinkedIn the Twitter search engine of choice for business users.

Forrester's Leslie Owens Covers Enterprise Search

Portals and KM

 (Leslie’s expertise includes: enterprise search, semantic tools, information classification, and taxonomies and I have covered her work before (see for example, Forrester on Enterprise Search Trends ). We also briefly touched on some of the current trends in enterprise search. Custom searches for call center agents bring in relevant content from diverse sources. There is also much work being done in federated search going across structured and unstructured data.

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Green Chameleon » The Enterprise Search Ecosystem

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about The Enterprise Search Ecosystem Jayne Dutra has posted a report on Free Pint giving the most sensible overview I’ve seen of the direction Enterprise Search is going in – an ecosystem of tools and methods (including taxonomies), bound together by metadata, and serving a variety of information environments (or information neighbourhoods as I call them).

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Organising Knowledge » A Typology of Search Behaviours

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about A Typology of Search Behaviours There’s a naive view of search which is that somebody is looking for a specific piece of information, they frame a query and then they are satisfied or unsatisfied by the search result. The reality is much messier of course – search is not a discrete, defined activity, its intent can be vague or well specified or anywhere in between.

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My Dirty Little Secrets of Search

Online Social Networking

Search engine optimization professionals usually have a few tricks up their sleeves. Hopefully, Google’s new algorithm will improve its search performance and deliver traffic to deserving websites. My Dirty Little Secrets of Search and Website Traffic.

Three Networking Types: People You’ll Meet while Searching For Your Next Job

Partnering Resources

But we do use our networks for job searching and, in this guest post by Irene Brank, we learn about three types of people that we meet while networking for a new job. They offer ideas for your search.

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Business simulation without programming opportunity - partner search

The Bumble Bee

Why cant we have an Excel-like tool for business simulation? After developing many bespoke business simulations a thought suddenly entered my head: why can't we have something which is to business simulation what a spreadsheet is to financial modelling ?

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Organising Knowledge » Conference on Dynamic Taxonomies and Facetted Search

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Conference on Dynamic Taxonomies and Facetted Search There’s some very interesting work being done in Europe (and some great folks in Italy) working on taxonomies, folksonomies and search. Search Green Chameleon and Straits Knowledge Newsletter Subscribe to our newsletter for regular updates.

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In search of Kurt Vonnegut

Viv Mcwaters

It’s become clear that there’s a huge gap in my reading history. I’ve never read Slaughterhouse Five or Cat’s Cradle or Breakfast of Champions. So if you see me trawling second-hand book shops, you’ll know why.

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How Will Search and Social Media Converge?

Portals and KM

Steve Rubel is senior VP-director of insights at Edelman Digital discussed the convergence of search and social media. Search is an intent-driven medium, where users seek out what they want. Those two are separate, but I think we'll see a real convergence here where search will get a lot more social and social will get a lot more searchy.”. You can now search your friend’s content. At the same time you can go into Facebook and search your friends' content.

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Cisco: Leveraging Networks To Seed Search Graphs?

Collaborative Thinking

Reading through the patent application itself , I wonder if this also proposal has applicability to Cisco Pulse (in an expanded view of what a search engine might be), given that the language also mentions a "webgraph". Worth reading the article below: Will Cisco gear become search engine toll collectors? Cisco has filed a patent application on a method that seeds search engine crawlers using intercepted network traffic. Will Cisco gear become search engine toll collectors?

How Will Social Search Impact Web Search and Help Find Good Content?

Portals and KM

Over ten years ago Google added a new and transformative dimension to search with its page rank concept. However, the top results on any given search are often dominated by the sites using the best SEO techniques.  As discussed in: How Will Social Search Affect Social Media and SEO ?, Among those cited were, increased importance of social media buzz around brands/businesses, increased importance of social media links, and more brand benefit from search engines.

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My KM World Notes: Enterprise Search Technologies

Portals and KM

  Enterprise Search Technologies  was a preconference workshop. This workshop, by a vendor neutral consultant who has hands-on experience with a broad range of “out of the box,” open source, commercial, and home grown solutions, provides an overview of the enterprise search technology landscape. Miles said the characteristics of great search include conversational capabilities, open ended, flexible, and smart.  Now you get what he called enterprise search 2.0

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KM World and Enterprise Search Summit 2010 Notes: Designing Social Search in the Enterprise

Portals and KM

Here is the first in a series of session notes for  KM World 2010  and  Enterprise Search Summit 2010. I attended the workshop, Designing Social Search in the Enterprise. Even as large companies have scaled up their investment in search and intranet development, one key ingredient is missing: the people. How do we add this social element into enterprise search systems?   Enterprise search is problematic.

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Twortex Provides Twitter Search through Darwin Ecosystem’s Awareness Engine™

Portals and KM

is a Montreal based company that offers a free Twitter search engine powered by the Darwin Awareness Engine ™. The Darwin Scan Cloud™ provides the top hundred themes connected to an attractor, our term for a search topic of interest. It can be addictive. Twortex.

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