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White Paper: Using Social Search to Drive Innovation through Collaboration: Search Becomes Strategic Technology by The Gilbane Group Moulton Lynda Lead Analyst for Enterprise Search

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Advanced Search Concepts Inspired by Social Computing

Before describing how some new social search functions are being leveraged it may help to understand some concepts shared with Web 2.0, Collaboration, and Business Intelligence tools. It is useful to establish some clarity around these complementary topics to focus our thinking on terminology that is heavily used in conjunction with enhanced versions of search. In addition to giving you working definitions, we’re adding some commentary on how they relate to newer collaborative search. They are all noun forms of verbs that describe a search system operation or user action associated with it.

Aggregating – usually applied to the activity of forming distinct sets of content. While the process ...

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