Andreas Blumauer (CEO, Semantic Web Company) describes the idea behind PoolParty PowerTagging (PPP): "Tagging is still not a very popular task, especially in corporate environments. Many users don´t see the benefit of creating metadata to describe the actual content. A typical counter-argument to social tagging is that there are too many words for the same thing. Even if users are tagging very hard others won´t find necessarily such content, because they will use different words to search. As one tags with ‘New York City’ the other does with ‘NYC’ and the third uses ‘Big Apple’ etc. So tagging facilities of enterprise software platforms like Confluence are rarely used and don´t help to index content at all. Search is mostly based on classical full-text indexing. Semantic search as seen more and more on the WWW has still not entered the enterprise realm."
PoolParty's PowerTagging brings thesaurus based indexing to Confluence
PoolParty PowerTagging (bit.ly/pool-
There are two main application scenarios which can be realised on top of Confluence and its PowerTagging extension:
Semantic Search: Fully integrated with Confluence´s built-in Lucene based search facility, users no longer have to type in search phrases literally: This feature is especially interesting for domains in which a lot of technical terms or abbreviations are commonly used or for enterprises in multi-lingual environments.
"Don´t re-invent the wheel again and again. Save time and money. PoolParty PowerTagging will help to fulfill these tasks when creating rich contents more efficiently than ever before. You can link similar contents within Confluence automatically and you can fetch further readings even from the WWW like from Wikipedia. "
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