Re: [ona-prac] Some basic questions about linkages / algorithms
- Thanks, Charles! That brings a smile to my face.
I figured my own research musings (which is what this is so far) could
not have been all that original (though I'd like to think I have some
original ideas in the mix here). It sounds like your sonar technology
may validate my own hypothesis, though.
I haven't checked your site yet - is there information available about
this tool (product?) that I could read through?
If I have any other specific questions, I'll take them offlist as well.
On Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 3:32 PM, Charles Armstrong
> hallo lee
> what you describe is very close to what trampoline's sonar technology does.
> sonar server gobbles up emails, ldap, documents and so forth ("work
> products" as you term it), deduces each person's expertise and
> knowledge through statistical language modeling, then calculates the
> network characteristics for each person using ona techniques. armed with
> this intelligence sonar can start to identify documents and contacts which
> are likely to be relevant to a particular user.
> the specific use case you mention of identifying emergent communities of
> interest is something we've encountered a fair amount of demand for with our
> flightdeck product. basically it involves identifying people who share a
> strong interest in a particular field (though their interests may diverge in
> other areas) but have no identifiable communication with each other. adding
> a time element to this, up-weighting areas of interest that have only
> started being identified recently, helps highlight fast-growing trends.
> i can't answer your specific question about similarity matching as i'm just
> a humble ethnographer. if you're interested i'd be happy to link you up with
> someone in the team who knows more about the statistical aspects.
> yours : charles
> chief executive // trampoline systems ltd
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