Mix, Match, Rediscover: A Mashup Experiment of Knowledge Organization in an Enterprise Environment

Mix, Match, Rediscover: A Mashup Experiment of Knowledge Organization in an Enterprise Environment

Justin Meza (HP Labs, USA) and Qin Zhu (HP Labs, USA)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 12
DOI: 10.4018/jkm.2008010106
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Abstract

Knowledge is the fact or knowing something from experience or via association. Knowledge organization is the systematic management and organization of knowledge (Hodge, 2000). With the advent of Web 2.0, Mashups have become a hot new thing on the Web. A mashup is a Web site or a Web application that combines content from more than one source and delivers it in an integrated way (Fichter, 2006). In this article, we will first explore the concept of mashups and look at the components of a mashup. We will provide an overview of various mashups on the Internet. We will look at literature about knowledge and the knowledge organization. Then, we will elaborate on our experiment of a mashup in an enterprise environment. We will describe how we mixed the content from two sets of sources and created a new source: a novel way of organizing and displaying HP Labs Technical Reports. The findings from our project will be included and some best practices for creating enterprise mashups will be given. The future of enterprise mashups will be discussed as well.

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