Document Encyclopedia for the Digital Age: KnowledgeBox

Document management and knowledge sharing for the digital age

Knowledge Document Encyclopedia in the Digital Age

Document Encyclopedia

Our KnowledgeBox is a collaborative document encyclopedia for the digital age. A KnowledgeBox holds digital fingerprints of important documents from a particular branch of knowledge. Unlike a document library, which focuses on storage and document retrieval, KnowledgeBox topics focus on factual document information about the subject for which the box is named.

But a KnowledgeBox isn’t just another shared storage location or SharePoint to put documents into. Once you drag and drop a relevant document out of your Noggle library onto a specific box, a proprietary document “fingerprint” is generated. So it’s not about moving or sharing the document itself: the document fingerprint holds all relevant information in an enriched and compressed format. This allows that document or similar and related ones to be retrieved with just the fingerprint information, as the KnowledgeBox only stores the document’s fingerprint. This fingerprint is very small compared to the original file, but it holds all the full-text information needed to retrieve the document. So it doesn’t matter where the file is located or stored: with a Noggle document fingerprint, you or your colleagues can retrieve the document or similar ones regardless of the physical storage location.

With the managed Noggle peer-to-peer sharing functions, you can empower swarm intelligence such as research groups that are collecting fingerprints of private or corporate documents. These fingerprints bundle the available knowledge on special subjects. Without disrupting document access rights, you can share this knowledge to help others retrieve relevant knowledge and get connected.

Just as Wikipedia is a collaborative public platform for writing articles, KnowledgeBox is a collaborative private platform for linking document fingerprints on special subjects.

The following video shows how it works:

The document encyclopedia helps to:

  • Make your knowledge portable via a document encyclopedia
    Access your important knowledge and documents on any device without having to move files or documents. No need to know about storage locations. The Nogglepedia fingerprint will retrieve a document regardless of where it’s stored or whether it has moved to another location.
  • Securely share your knowledge encyclopedias with peers, colleagues, and friends
    As you only share Noggle fingerprints, the process is completely secure, as the documents stay where they are. In addition, it  has a low footprint for storage and bandwith.
  • Collaborate on specific knowledge areas
    Connect to knowledge encyclopedias to add important document fingerprints and receive fingerprints from others.
  • Save current research results and continue a deep-search later
    Quickly collect documents of interest for specific topics and do a further deep search later, e.g., with similarity search functions.

1913—first came the Encyclopædia Britannica, the oldest and one of the largest contemporary English encyclopedias.

2001–Wikipedia for public content showed up.

2016–for private knowledge sharing, When in doubt, look it up in the Encyclopedia Noggle, a.k.a. KnowledgeBox!


* Wkipedia definition for Encyclopedia

Is it a peer-to-peer file sharing tool?

To make it short: No. Noggle is NOT a peer-to-peer file sharing software. You can not share file or documents directly with noggle.

Noggle sets a library management toolset on top of your documents. This library management helps to make your documents or files searchable. You can share the created library information with your private experts, partners or colleagues (“peers”). After you shared a library, your peers are able to search and locate documents that are stored on your local accessible storages – but they are not able to access the document itself. The library makes your content findable by others. And you define who is able to get your library. So your colleagues can search and find documents they dont have access to, but you want your peers being able to find documents you have. The library management toolset makes your documents findable without the need to share documents or change access rights. Once a peer has found an relevant document that is located in one of your libraries, they can request to get access to the document. But you decide, case by case, if you want to share the document itself. Noggle does not provide access to your documents for your peers.

Saied this, we use the peer-to-peer technology to create a secure managed network where each user is able to build libraries and share the library information with dedicated, named peers. This allows an easy way to share, find and locate relevant content. The managed service only provides security. The user decides and controlls everything. Noggle only provides the managed service to connect dedicated peers. There is no central instance which is doing search and returning search requests. Everything happens on the client side and everything that leaves your client is encrypted until it reaches the peer client you have defined.

Each client will not act as a server. The client only communicates with the noggle network to provide and receive encrypted library information that is shared with named peers.