Identity, Roles & Search

A while back I was playing with some ideas about how to use identity as the core of a system to improve search. I started to write it as a post but forgot about it. These are the notes: 

  • The individual should be the kernel of the system, everything else is dynamic and should be flexible with regard to the structure of the system structure.
  • Set up a meta data hierarchy with Individual:affiliation:role.
  • Allifiation can be used by search to improve results, the more documents that are affiliated with each other that contain the same searchable criteria would result in higher search results.

I think I know what I was talking about (but not really sure), and I am pretty sure no one else will make much sense out of it. I mainly wanted to get it out of my draft box and I didn’t want to throw it away. So if this sparks any ideas for you, great, let me know. If not, who cares.

You can now return to your regularly scheduled programing.


One Response

  1. Nice stuff, thanks for sharing.

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