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Search Technologies’ Content Processing Aids in Reducing Mortgage Fraud

Enterprise Search company’s Aspire Content Processing Technology used by Xerox and Macomb County, Mich. to improve and simplify land record searches


Herndon, VA - May 20, 2013: In an effort to combat mortgage fraud and promote open government, Macomb County, Mich., wanted to make close to two hundred years of digitized land records more searchable for residents, law enforcement, and businesses. Search Technologies, the largest IT services company dedicated to enterprise search implementation and consulting, provided expert services and content processing with its Aspire system for the Google Search Appliance (GSA) 7.0 to help Macomb County and Xerox Corporation accomplish something no other government agency had done before. 

“Search Technologies’ industry expertise and skills allowed us to launch improved search of local government land use records for Macomb County,” said Bert Auburn, vice president of local government solutions at Xerox Services. “Their experience with the latest GSA technology combined with their innovative content processing system, Aspire, helped to make our project a success – it was completed on-time and in budget.” 

Launched in April 2013, the project consisted of several phases, including an initial assessment followed by the design, implementation, and support of a content processing system for nearly seven million land records. 

“This project illustrates what the combination of expertise and technology can achieve,” said Kamran Khan, CEO of Search Technologies. “Our people know the Google Search Appliance inside and out. Our Aspire content processing system ensures that the land records data is optimally normalized and enriched prior to indexing into the GSA. The combination produces a searchable database that has received rave reviews."

For more information on Search Technologies’ content processing abilities, please visit /aspire. Google and Xerox produced a detailed technical review video of this project. It can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quY9J3qXXCA