IBM’s Intranet and Folksonomy

Really Neat Look at some cool projects at IBM. IBM will soon experiment with folksonomy. They are motivated by a need to maintain the pace of updates to how information is organized in their intranet and a need to help users access their system.

The scale of this intranet is remarkable. It serves 315,000 IBM employees worldwide in multiple languages with personalization by business role and interest among other facets. Even more remarkably, they have used a controlled taxonomy, one version of which contains 3700 nodes, to organize the information in this intranet. You can view the PPT slides Here.

We’ll be running an interview with Sarah N Goldman the Lead, Taxonomy Management & Development soon!