Computing, Libraries, Tennis, India & other interests of Vikas Kamat
|Knowledge Logs|| |
| Knowledge Logs (a.ka. K-Logs)
John Robb has been spotted here since
he left UserLand. John is a champion of K-Logs, and he has elaborated some of his ideas on
a recent post.
As a computer scientist, I take exception to the use of text documents (or
blog posts) to be referred to as knowledge. Knowledge essentially has to have
intelligence, like rules, decision making or learning ability -- hence a database
can never be a knowledgebase.
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Having pinpointed my pet peeve, I have some notes from customer sites that
are actually using my SimplyBlog software for capture of human knowledge.
- A K-Log system must have categorization -- this can be human specified
(like in Movable-Type), or automated via a content classification engine (CCE)
- Full-text search is also essential to dissimilate the knowledge.
- Chronological organization of posts is quite useless in a K-Log. Rather,
organization by importance (most important), relevancy (post popular),
author, and whether peer-reviewed or not, are more important.
- At all the installations, the customers asked a search by Last-Updated
feature. This tells many things (more below)
- Knowledge is not equal -- some posts must be available only to some eyes.
- As absurd as it might sound, nicely printing the blog post is very
important. I have seen executives go to meetings with thick stack of blog
More on "Last Updated"
A recent experiment called "Winer Watcher" by Mark Pilgrim that reported changes made to a blog post was very popular (it has been since withdran, hence no link), so I am thinking there might be a lot of interest in micro-following the emergence of a blog-post (or a company policy, or a business decision). Definitely something for the designers to consider...
|(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)||First Written: Thursday, July 24, 2003|
Last Modified: 7/28/2003
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