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Knowledge Transfer the U.S. Army Way

by Darin Stewart  |  May 7, 2013  |  2 Comments

Most organizations recognize, at some level, that creating and sharing knowledge is a worthy endeavor. Unfortunately, efforts to promote knowledge sharing rarely go beyond mission and value statements displayed in the break room and silk-screened on coffee mugs. Organizations want to do it, they just don’t know how. It is ironic that while there is [...]

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Google’s Knowledge Graph: Yeah, that’s the Semantic Web (sort of)

by Darin Stewart  |  May 17, 2012  |  2 Comments

Google is about to get a whole lot more useful. Yesterday, the search titan announced the “Knowledge Graph” a functional enhancement that attempts to provide actual information about the subject of your query rather than just a list of links. This might be helpful, but the really interesting bit is the part about the graph. [...]

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Leveraging Expertise Beyond The Enterprise

by Darin Stewart  |  May 8, 2012  |  Comments Off

I recently received an invitation to attend the VIVO Implementation Fest being held this month in Boulder Colorado. VIVO is an open source, expertise discovery platform for the semantic web. It enables the discovery of research and scholarship across disciplinary and administrative boundaries including across institutions. It does this through interlinked public, profiles of people [...]

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From Taxonomy to Managed Vocabularies

by Darin Stewart  |  May 24, 2011  |  2 Comments

You may have noticed in my last post that I’ve started avoiding using the word “taxonomy.” In its place, I’ve started referring to these hierarchically organized sets of common terms as “managed vocabularies.” This may seem odd in light of the fact that I wrote a book called Building Enterprise Taxonomies but the switch is [...]

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Knowing What You Know – Part 2: Explicit Profiling

by Darin Stewart  |  April 27, 2011  |  1 Comment

Chances are, you know more about high school classmates you haven’t seen in 20 years than you do about the colleagues and coworkers spread across your company.  People will lovingly craft elaborate profiles on Facebook, detailing out their every interest and activity for the past decade, but have a difficult time writing a one paragraph [...]

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Knowing What You Know: Expertise Discovery & Management

by Darin Stewart  |  April 19, 2011  |  2 Comments

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Lew Platt once famously quipped “If only HP knew what HP knows, we would be three times more efficient.” This is the perennial problem of the hidden expert. Most of the real “know-how” in an organization floats around in the form of tacit knowledge. That is, information that is not formally captured [...]

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