Common Facets for Indexing of Enterprise Entities on Information Retrieval Systems

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1 Introduction The research question this paper are meant to answer is: what are the main characteristics of enterprise information which are common to different companies? Certainly, there are common characteristics of information in some companies, but the identification of common attributes in the whole enterprise domain requires a domain analysis. All the companies depend on information to do work and to make decisions. And even different companies do common tasks and have similar organizational units such as finance, human resources, information technology, marketing and customer relationship. However, even so similar companies can refer differently to subjects1 in different economies and in different units (e.g. intern as a student/client for a university; intern as a student employee for an engineering firm; and intern as a worker, employee, or volunteer for the law). The generalisation of enterprise domain is challenging and it faces three main obstacles. First of all, companies are uncomfortable to publicly expose their data as most of their information are classified, strategic or sensitive, exposing clients, employees, partners and future plans (TRECENT). Additionally, the adoption of any company data is unreliable to represent the whole enterprise domain and support the project of more efficient enterprise information retrieval systems for all the other companies (informationIntegration05). And finally, once empiricism does not answer why and how long the

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