If someone had said to me at the start of the year that Brexit would not be the number one topic on the front pages of UK newspapers, the aviation industry would be in crisis because you couldn’t fly internationally, petrol prices had fallen to below £1 a litre, or that you need to wear […]
Search orchestration is a heavily used method for querying multiple search indices at once, and then providing the results of those queries back to users on the internet. Many sites, including travel sites like Kayak, Booking, Expedia, Priceline, TripIt!, and Orbitz search multiple search indices in the background, and then combine these results and present […]
I am asked more and more by my clients and prospects if we can help them with identifying, analyzing, and tagging image and video files in their enterprise. This is not surprising given that the modern enterprise is creating and storing an ever-increasing amount of videos and images either as standalone files or contained inside […]
We’ve all read the stats about how much of the content currently being generated and managed within organizations is unstructured, and we’ve worried about the opportunities that might be missed if we are not able to leverage the knowledge this content contains. Indexing the content with your favorite search engine is a start, but it […]
Don’t you just hate it when you cannot find the content you are looking for? You know that you have relevant content, but either you can’t remember where it is, or you know where it is, but there is so much content that it will take ages to look at every file to find what […]
In my last blog, I discussed why search connectors are the backbone in delivering an “Intelligent Intranet”. Today, I am going to open Pandora’s box. Search relevancy and personalization! What does search relevancy and personalization mean?
Last week we announced a new version of our AutoClassifier (you can read the announcement here). This release has many new features and capabilities, including the addition of machine learning into the AutoClassifier. There is remarkable power in machine learning, and we’re excited to add this to our products.
If you haven’t already heard of Elasticsearch, or Elastic, you’re in a dwindling minority. A year ago, there were 20 million downloads of Elasticsearch, and now there are 50 million, so the word is definitely out. Elasticsearch is an open-source search stack, started in 2010, that has since grown exponentially and provides users with the power […]
Hear the term Search Engine Optimization and you’re probably already overwhelmed. While external SEO is complicated and often left to the mercy of the Google gods, internal SEO doesn’t have to be as complicated.
In the first part of my blog on the Information Enrichment pillar, I discussed how autoclassification can be a power tool in providing your users a more meaningful search experience by tagging content with the right set of terms to drive findability and relevancy. In this follow up blog, I’ll discuss metadata expansion, which is […]
Let’s face it, the vast majority of organizations have poor metadata. Don’t worry, you’re not to blame. Creating metadata is challenging and cumbersome. However, without metadata chances are content is not being found within your organization, resulting in wasted time, which equates to decreased productivity.
We work closely with Microsoft on a number of fronts and regularly participate in ‘inner circle’ programs. One of these came to fruition last week, with a series of announcements around Office 365 development at TechEd Europe in Barcelona.
In the first two parts of this series, I introduced Context and Content Acquisition as two of the “four pillars” involved in successfully creating a search-driven killer app. In this blog, I’ll introduce and discuss the Information Enrichment pillar. A common misconception is that simply crawling and indexing the content in your content sources will […]