[Ilugc] knowledge base
knura at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 24 14:33:35 IST 2008
On Thursday 24 Jul 2008, rajasekhar kuppa wrote:
> i did search in Google , but the best i could come up with are OWL
> and some Wiki engines.
eGroupWare has a "Knowledge Base" as well as a Document Management
component. The KB module itself does not have attachment capability
but you can have the files under the Document Management module and
link to it under KB. Alternately, you could extend the KB code to
allow attachments of your existing docs.
I think you could get an usable system, if you think out the
organization of your KB and Doc. Mgmt. carefully.
> My Requirement.
> There a bunch of roughly 2000 articles in the form of html, text ,
> pdf, and (yes you guessed it) .doc format.
> I am also in need of a design idea. what would be an ideal way to
> present this to the users.
> The main aim is to make this collection highly searchable.
> My IT managers are trying to push this whole episode in to getting
> us into a quagmire( read : M$ sharepoint ) unless i can come up with
> some alternative.
Nothing new, most of them look at short term gain 'coz in the long term
(when the TCO has hit the roof) they have transitioned to some other
> 1)Should i just host a website and use a search engine like perlfect
> or something?
> 2) Does some one have experience with OWL?
A Drupal guy could probably dish a prototype custom KB app. in a month
> 3) better yet, did anybody face this situation before? your advice
> would be most valuable.
I am proposing eGroupWare's functionality to a client (although his KB
is at much smaller scale).
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