Knowledge Management

Written by Nicholas Kamuda
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There is a growing trend among many language-processing applications to become full-service knowledge management programs. Language processing applications range from simple online translation services to complex word processing applications. In general, many currently available language-processing applications are likely to incorporate some general knowledge management functions.

One example of this phenomenon is Babylon-Pro, which began as a powerful translation program by Babylon. Babylon-Pro is organized to incorporate customizable language glossaries into its list of reference materials. These glossaries enable the program to produce multiple translations in a number of target languages on command.

Babylon-Pro now includes over 1,600 glossaries in 70 languages, many of which are general-knowledge glossaries or encyclopedic reference material rather than translation information. For example, Babylon-Pro gives users access to an Accuweather glossary, for access to intricate weather data from anywhere in the world. There are also glossaries for everything from Pokemon to cocktail recipes.

Corporate Knowledge Management

Babylon also produces corporate-use knowledge management software. Their corporate software allows companies to consolidate all of the relevant corporate information into a single database, and gives employees one-touch access to any relevant items. Employees can have access to company policies, slang, technical terms, process descriptions, and many other types of information, all from their individual computer stations.

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