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Overcoming information overload in the enterprise: the active approach

Simperl, E., Thurlow, I., Warren, P., Dengler, F., Davies, J., Grobelnik, M., Mladenic, D., Gomez-Perez, J. and Moreno, C. Ruiz (2010) Overcoming information overload in the enterprise: the active approach IEEE Internet Computing, 14, (6), pp. 39-46. (doi:10.1109/MIC.2010.146).

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Knowledge workers are central to an organization's success, yet their information management tools often hamper their productivity. This has major implications for businesses across the globe because their commercial advantage relies on the optimal exploitation of their own enterprise information, the huge volumes of online information, and the productivity of the required knowledge work. The Active project addresses this challenge through an integrated knowledge management workspace that reduces information overload by significantly improving the mechanisms for creating, managing, and using information. The project's approach follows three themes: sharing information through tagging, wikis, and ontologies; prioritizing information delivery by understanding users' current-task context; and leveraging informal processes that are learned from user behavior.

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Published date: 1 November 2010
Keywords: internet, context mining, information overload, knowledge management, knowledge processes, knowledge worker, productivity, semantic wikis
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


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Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 04:24

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Author: E. Simperl ORCID iD
Author: I. Thurlow
Author: P. Warren
Author: F. Dengler
Author: J. Davies
Author: M. Grobelnik
Author: D. Mladenic
Author: J. Gomez-Perez
Author: C. Ruiz Moreno

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