Oracle Beehive
  Oracle® Beehive RESTful Web Services API Reference
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The Intelligent Collaboration category enables you to control Oracle Beehive's expertise management features, which enable organizations to automatically capture the interests, expertise, and social networks of their users. The goals of these capabilities are to connect people and foster collaboration while, at the same time, protecting the privacy of each user.

A connection connects users with one another based on common interests and relevant expertise sets. A connection occurs when one user responds to the expertise request of another user.

An expertise request enables users to submit requests based on specific interests and expertise sets.

An expertise term scans user profiles and compiles a list of relevant terms based on those profiles. The system leverages the list of compiled terms to appropriately match users based on their common interests and expertise sets.

An expertise user scope enables system administrators to define and manage the scopes, or sub-organizations, to which users can query and submit expertise requests.

Setting Expertise Terms

Use the PUT method expertise/term/{id} to set or set the state of an expertise term of the user specified by {id}. Note that this method does not give you an error message if you try to change the state of an expertise term that the user does not own. This method allows you to change the state of multiple expertise terms; the method will change the state of as many expertise terms as possible. For example, if you are changing the state of 10 expertise terms of a particular user and that user only owns five of those terms, the method will only update the state of those five terms.

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