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Special Edition Using Microsoft® SharePoint Portal Server by Robert Ferguson

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Categories—A Different View on Information

Users typically will search for documents if they know what they are looking for, but do not know where to find it. But there is also the case where users prefer to browse for information, or where the designer of the portal wants to direct users to the information they seek through an organized hierarchy of topics. For this, a mechanism is needed to structure the information in a different, intuitive manner. An important aspect here is that these users are typically not the authors of the information—otherwise, they would know where the information could be found in the first place. Rather, these users are typically readers.

This is where classification of information into categories can become very ...

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