Enterprise Search White Papers
- All of our white papers are free to download and search product neutral, so their content is applicable to any of the leading search engines
- They are written by our staff and based on experience gained over many years and more than 400 search engine implementation engagements
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The Categorization White Paper download
This white paper is written for business decision makers who are looking to gain a better understanding of categorization techniques, and for technical staff who are not fully familiar with the process of automated categorization.
It provides an easily digested overview of the main auto-categorization approaches, including their strengths and weaknesses, and the applications that are best suited to each.
Making the Most of Search Navigators download
Search navigators (a.k.a. dynamic navigation, faceted search, guided navigation) are the most important innovation in the search engine industry during the last ten years. They are now widely used and easily understood by search users. Yet they are often poorly deployed.
Working from first principles, this white paper explains the role of search navigators within a successful search system and provides guidance and advice for maximizing their benefits.
IDAL: An Independent Data Access Layer download
This white paper describes a strategy that is increasingly popular within large organizations who are accomplished exponents of enterprise search.
IDAL proposes to deal with the growing amount of unstructured content through the creation of an application independent data processing layer to acquire, clean, normalize and enrich content, and make it easily available to any consuming application.
Key benefits include improved IT agility, which is especially important for driving big data initiatives.
Enterprise Search Fundamentals download
This white paper aims to provide a solid understanding of enterprise search engines, what to expect of them and how maximize their effectiveness within private, intranet applications.
It uses the phrase “enterprise search” in its classical sense; a search system providing access to multiple and heterogeneous content sources for a variety of users with diverse needs.
A Document Preparation Methodology for Search download
All important search engine features, from relevancy ranking and results sorting to search navigators and graphical results display, require metadata and appropriate data structure.
This metadata must be automatically captured or created with appropriate accuracy.
Search Technologies' Document Preparation Methodology for Search (DPMS) is a collection of techniques and processes which prepare data to drive important search functions. This white paper provides a detailed description of best practices, including system architecture, implementation planning and quality control aspects.
Enterprise Search Excellence download
The experience of 400+ search engine implementation projects has shown that organizations who excel at enterprise search share certain attitudes and beliefs, regardless of which technology they have chosen to use.
This white paper explores these and discusses their importance. Learn how enterprise search top-guns approach their projects.
The Glass Box Approach to Enterprise Search download
Reputable enterprise search industry surveys show that during the past ten years no improvement has been made in search user satisfaction. This was the industry's lost decade?
This white paper identifies the key issues that are holding user satisfaction back, and presents proven approaches to creating highly productive enterprise search systems.
Enterprise search professionals should think in terms of glass boxes, not black boxes.
Aspire - The High Performance Content Processing System download
"Content Processing" means the preparation of data prior to indexing. It is commonly one of the critical success factors in search applications which directly support revenues or other business-critical processes.
Aspire is a framework for content processing used by a growing number of blue-chip customers, and it has been adopted within both the US and UK governments.
This white paper provides technical detail and the background to this search engine independent framework.
What Every CIO Should Know about Enterprise Search download
This white paper presents five key principles that every CIO or senior IT decision maker should understand about using search engines. Topics include data size & findability, subjectivity and search relevancy, the use of search results personalization, and the importance of data quality.
This concise document will arm any decision maker with the information they need to make better informed choices about the use of search engines.
A Search Architecture for Archived Government Documents download
This white paper presents a comprehensive plan for implementing a standards-based government archive.
It is specifically designed for secure, long-term preservation and ease of electronic search, access, and dissemination.
The architecture uses open source components and is modeled on some of the world's largest government document archives.