Organisations that work with content-rich information systems often have to contend with two major problems:
- How to find existing content
- How to make new, re-usable content
The first problem is usually addressed, with varying levels of success, by full-text searching. The second is often not addressed at all, and I'll have more on this later. To deal with the issue of searching first; this problem is not restricted to the internal needs of organisations; everyone deals with the problem of information searching.