Category Archives: Search technology

Microsoft reveals FAST Search roadmap

Yesterday, Microsoft/FAST announced at the FAST Forward conference in Las Vegas the immediate roadmap of the FAST ESP (Enterprise Search Platform) product line. Also see what CMS Watch writes about the topic. Office 14 The main news is that ESP … Continue reading

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Attivio promises to bridge the gap between DB and enterprise search

Boston based Attivio (www.attivio.com) is founded by ex-FAST key people with Ali Riaz in the driver’s seat, and promises to bridge the gap between traditional Enterprise Search and traditional Databases/Information Warehouses. Being less than two years old, the new company … Continue reading

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OpenPipeline – an open-source document processing pipeline

Most commercial search engines include a more or less advanced document processing pipeline for transforming raw input into something that can be indexed. The process involves normalization, entity extraction, linguistic processing, annotation, data cleansing etc. When it comes to Open … Continue reading

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Test-driving Apache SOLR (part 1)

Some of you read my previous posts The state of open source search. I will in this post go through the process of downloading, installing, configuring and using Apache SOLR to index some sample XML data and search it. This … Continue reading

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FAST – a Microsoft Subsidiary

Today, the deal where Microsoft buys FAST, was completed. That means that the Norwegian search engine vendor Fast Search & Transfer is now a fully owned subsidiary of Microsoft. The FAST ESP product will continue to be offered on all … Continue reading

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