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Work-Embedded Role-Based Dictionary Application for Knowledge Management

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000032349D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Nov-02
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Nov-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 57K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

This invention describes an apparatus for bridging the immediate work context with a role-based, business-aware dictionary in order to enable true work-embedded learning. This invention is composed of four elements: A client dictionary application, a server dictionary application, a lightweight directory access protocol (LDAP) authentication server, and an acronym, term and phrase dictionary. Matches are identified by business unit, role, and date of input into the database, so that users can evaluate the definitions for appropriateness and associate them with work context.

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Work-Embedded Role-Based Dictionary Application for Knowledge Management

Disclosed is an invention that bridges the immediate work context with a role-based, business-aware dictionary in order to enable true work-embedded learning. This invention is composed of four elements: A client dictionary application, a server dictionary application, a lightweight directory access protocol (LDAP) authentication server, and an acronym, term and phrase dictionary. Matches are identified by business unit, role, and date of input into the database, so that users can evaluate the definitions for appropriateness and associate them with work context.

The diagram in Figure 1 describes one possible embodiment of this invention. This invention is composed of four elements: A client dictionary application, a server dictionary application, a lightweight directory access protocol (LDAP) authentication server, and an acronym, term and phrase dictionary.

Figure 1. Embodiment of invention

The client dictionary application runs on the client workstation and is activated by a configurable key sequence. It provides configuration options that determine how dictionary matches are displayed to the screen. As an example, a user may choose to only display definitions that match his/her particular business unit or role, rather than view all matches from across the business.

The Server Dictionary Application is responsible for authenticating the user via an LDAP

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server, retrieving dictionary matches, appropriately organizing the matches, and presenting the matches to the Client Dictionary Application.

The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol server is used to store and retrieve user information, including the standarized organizational role of the user and business unit to which the user belongs.

The acronym, term, and phrase dictionary includes terms, definitions, date that the entry is added to the dictionary, the business unit to which the term applies and the standardized organizational role to which the definition applies. Notice that identify...