Social Networks and Discovery (SaND) - overview
Traditional information discovery methods are based on content: documents, terms, and the relationships between them. In the Web 2.0 Era, people come into play as they create documents and tags in many forms. New aggregation features, such as search, recommendations, personalization, and social graphs should take advantage of this newly formed ecosystem. SaND (Social Networks & Discovery) is an aggregation platform for information discovery and analysis. It leverages complex relationships between content and people as surfaced through social applications to unleash the value of information. Its integrated index supports combining content-based analysis and people-based analysis over a rich data foundation.