Search Tools Product Report
Autonomy Enterprise Search
Autonomy, which includes multimedia search as
part of its suite of information management applications, announced that it
will acquire competitor Virage and combine their
Platforms: Microsoft Windows NT, 2000 or XP; HP-UX, Linux, Solaris,
other POSIX-compliant Unixes
Price: contact company (starts around $100,000), code library available
Articles & Reviews
- Search Moves Well Beyond Google Information Week, June 12, 2006 by Thomas Claburn
Describes how FirstGov has switched from a FAST implementation by IBM to a combination of MSN Search and Vivisimo Search and Clustering, which now brings back results from local jursidictions as well as the federal government. The administrator in charge likes the clustered catagory links. Mentions Google Search Appliance market share, and Autonomy's powerful but complex features. One search administrator describes the need to invest resources to make best use of search systems.
ignites search technology Network World, September 13, 2004 by Ann
An overview of the problems enterprises have with finding information, including
complex queries and multiple repositories. Search administrators recommend
trying before buying, defining problems such as dynamic updates, repetitive
language, context, scale and query options. Search engines mentioned include
Ultraseek, Autonomy, the Google
Search Appliance, and iPhrase.
Information Management Report Infosphere, March, 2003 by Magnus Stensmo
and Mikael Thorson, $325/€295 for a single PDF license
General report on search and categorization tools. Praises company's
marketing, wide range of products, mathematical algorithms, multilingual features.
Search On Information Week, January 20, 2003 by Tony Kontzer
Discusses the need for useful search engines in corporate intranets. Describes
experiences in Ford's Learning Network using Autonomy
Bank One and Kaiser Permanente using the Google
for simplicity, low cost and speed; KMPG UK's use of
for sophisticated taxonomy
and social networking; Gateway's implementation of iPhrase
for support technicians; and EDS using Recommind
for role-related search results.
- Searching for Value in Search
only) Gilbane Report Vol 10, Num 7, September 2002 by Sebastian Holt
Highlights solution providers, recognizes that Autonomy has a comprehensive
information organization infrastructure using search as a key component.
far and wide for the right data InfoWorld, August 27 / September 3,
2001 by Cathleen Moore.
Describes the value of search engines and categorization as essential elements
of corporate portal infrastructures, to handle the "deluge" of information
within enterprises. Quotes Aberdeen analyst Guy Creese who points out that
without a good way to search, corporations would be "blowing their investment
in the content". Covers recent announcements of search and categorization
features by Autonomy, Verity, AltaVista,
iPhrase, and Smartlogik
search of a search tool: Portal managers eye FirstGov technology Federal
Computer Week: May 21, 2001 by William Matthews
Describes US federal Web portal managers desire for an automated categorization
tool such as Autonomy, with some discussion of whether or not it was actually
used by the FirstGov main portal site.
combine search tools to uncover the best answers ITWeek UK, February
10, 2000 by Kris Sangani
Describes both KnowledgeBox from DolphinSearch
and Autonomy's Knowledge Server. DolphinSearch is based on cognitive and
syntactical patterns of language, while Autonomy looks for mathematical
patterns within documents and fits them with in a structured taxonomy. Analyst
Ashim Pal looks forward to improved technology such as that pioneered by
DolphinSearch, but suggests that organizations work on categorization and
integration with document management systems.
- The Quest
for Meaning Wired Magazine: February 2000 by Steve Silberman
Discussion with Autonomy's founder, Michael Lynch and background on the software
development. Includes a long description of Thomas Bayes and Bayesian probability
theories in pattern recognition, including examples such as medicine and handwriting
recognition. Describes how Lynch has used this algorithm along with neural
network processing for document-similarity analysis and automatic categorization
based on clusters of words, compared to human-generated taxonomies.
offers up Portal-In-A-Box Infoworld Electric: Feb. 2, 1999 by Emily
Summary of Autonomy features designed for corporate Intranets and EIPs.
managers get help: Autonomy, Vignette link tools Infoworld, January
11, 1999 by Emily Fitzloff
Autonomy's technology can automatically categorize data stored
in Vignette's StoryServer
Mike Lynch Interview Upside, October 29, 1998
Interview with Autonomy's CEO, Mike Lynch, describing the origins and background
of the company and summarizing the various technologies.
- ATT.com - corporate information, not service
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