Using Web Parts in Semaphore for Microsoft SharePoint
Product Sheet SP
Enhanced SharePoint Findability with Web Parts
Taxonomy Browse Web Part
The Taxonomy Browser web part will display your content (obeying all security trimming and scopes) according to the taxonomy– e.g.. a subject view of your content that overlays and filing and site structure classifications which tend to be more purpose specific and so harder in which to find content.
Selecting a taxonomy topic will return a search result list of all items “tagged” by Semaphore, or the user, as about that subject.
Faceted Search Web Part
Semaphore can present your taxonomy (or selected branches or “facets”) as a search filter. This can be used alongside any other facet web parts such as the CodePlex example. The terms are organized in the taxonomy hierarchy (with empty nodes removed) and a count of documents gives the user a holistic view of the current search results.
Search Suggestions Web Part
On the first free-text query the web part offers topical suggestions to help the user refine their search.
The user selects a topic and a new search is run, returning items tagged with this topic.
The web part then displays related topics – expert’s suggestions of other areas to discover information around the refined search.
Taxonomy “Best Bets” Web Part
Selecting a topic in the Search Suggestion web part can trigger a Semaphore Best Bet. This is a URL and description held against the term in the taxonomy. In the example shown, a web site, external to our organization is promoted by the ontology owner as a good source of information on the subject.
Semaphore Refinement Panel
All the Web Parts discussed here are available in 2007 and 2010 integrations. We have extended the standard Refinement Panel to allow access to the Semaphore controlled taxonomy and allow future development to expose any aspect of the Semaphore Enterprise Semantic Platform.
Semaphore Model Explorer
Selecting a "?" on a Semaphore Web Part can launch the Model Explorer. This highly visual representation of the taxonomy or ideally ontology gives the users a complete overview of the subject area. The user can navigate up, down and around concepts, seeing how they relate to each other and reading descriptions and notes that have been added by the companies’ subject matter experts.