Proof-of-Concept of Automatic Tagging and Enterprise
Reusability. In some settings, enterprises have achieved
reusability of learning objects and content in different contexts.
For example, Knowledge Media, Inc. and Autonomy have deployed auto
indexing and auto tagging, auto sequencing of reusable knowledge
objects using Bayesian algorithms/Shannons theorem for conceptual
search, and indexing methodologies. They have also deployed auto-indexing
of multimedia using voice recognition utilities and subsequent indexing.
Proof-of-concept exists today.
Proof-of-Concept Enterprise Accounting and Costing
of e-Knowledge. As they develop experience in e-knowledge,
leading-edge enterprises are adapting their cost accounting systems
and procedures to cost-out e-knowledge practices and products. Over
the next two years (20032004), new model practices will emerge.
Model Protocols for Enterprise Knowledge Asset
Management. Current, first-generation approaches to knowledge
asset management are too costly to be attractive for the full range
of enterprise knowledge assets.
This includes the cost of policy and protocol development
and the cost of tagging, content management, and support. In response,
enterprises have digitized their most strategic and/or often used
resources. Over the next several years (20032004), exemplary
policies, protocols and automated tagging, and similar means will
be used to develop models that can be adapted by a wide range of
enterprises. Associations like NACUBO, EDUCAUSE, NACUA, ASTD, ARL,
and others are likely to play a major role in the development and
promulgation of models and the reduction of costs.