The Key to Millions: Enterprise Search? Our research prior to the publication of the three volumes of the Enterprise Search Report I wrote and our subsequent work on next generation search solutions revealed these problems:
Finding Books: Not Much Has Changed Three or four years ago I described what I called “the book findability” problem. The audience was a group of confident executives trying to squeeze money from an old school commercial database model. Here’s how the commercial databases worked in 1979. . . . . . . What the …
Information Black Holes: Autonomy and Its Value Proposition I follow two or three LinkedIn groups. Believe me. The process is painful. On the plus side, LinkedIn’s discussions of “enterprise search” reveal the broken ribs in the body of information retrieval. On the surface, enterprise search and content processing appear to be fit and trim. The …
Peter Morville, whose books provide deep human insights missing from a great deal of what passes for information technology “design,” has posted a new briefing that he has entitled: Why do we get lost? wayfinding a matter of survival (findability futures) Anything he does is always recommended.
Peter Morville, resident in the US, is an information architect, pathfinder (we lose as much as we create), and visualizer of how best to connect dots to dots, dots to people, and people to people in the context of sharing information. Below are the slides from his presentation to OSS ’06.
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow–Core Reference for Large Scale Information Access, October 20, 2005
The Covidization of Good Enough I have written numerous times about the zippy young PhD with an attitude. After my talk about declining “findability”, Zippy (not his real name) spoke with me after my talk. He had one point and repeated it to me several times: “Search is good enough.”