For information management, databases offer precise, controlled access to data.
But, they do not offer the easy-to-use search capabilities that most knowledge workers manipulate daily on sites such as Google. Access to information contained in databases is more difficult, and more restricted. One solution to this information bottleneck is to let search engines support the brunt of the work, by offloading information from the database into alternative infrastructures, such as that provided by search engine technology.
Many business applications such as search, report generation and data analysis might be performed more efficiently on the replicated data without involving the native database technology, e.g. transactions. These offloaded databases, retaining some of their structure, can be recombined, mashed up, creating one-off, possibly disposable, databases, while the primary data is safe in the original database.
Exalead has taken the lead in organizing a scientific workshop to examine the limits and potentialities of use information retrieval and search engine technology for information management (IM) applications.
Come see the results at “Using Search Engine Technology for Information Management (USETIM 2009)” Aug 24, 2009 Lyon, France.
This workshop is being held during the 35th International conference on Very Large Databases (VLDB09)
The call for papers for USETIM 2009 is open until May 10, 2009 just here!
We have a search engine for videos and images, and there is always room for another to add more variety to each.
When it comes to the Web, Twitter has a lot coming its way and hence we have Tweepz: a search engine to find people on Twitter based on Exalead’s core technologies.
Simply enter the name, bio of a person you are looking for and Tweepz brings out the closest possible matches.
Demonstrating the capability of Exalead’s powerful technology, Tweepz, created by Exalead’s Netherlands Team (Jochem Prins), was conceived in only a couple of days. Congratulation Jochem
Tweepz is currently indexing just over 2.5 million Twitter users (follow @tweepz to be added to the database) and aims to make finding people who interest you an easier task.
Tweepz not only lets you search by geography, biography or name, but also hopes to index the content of Twitter users’ nominated URLs in the future, thus offering a larger scope and capacity to return meaningful search results.
But Tweepz takes it further than that!
You can also filter your results. You can narrow your results by number of followers, the language they speak or extracted entities (key words which show up in their bios) all of these divided into percentile ranges.
RSS feeds for specific queries are available, as is the simple ability to tweet the results you are seeing.
We are glad to announce that Mike Hobson has joined Exalead as Sales Director for the UK and Ireland.
Prior to coming on board, Mike was the UK Sales Director at Autonomy. Mike is responsible for overall business in the region with a special focus on partnerships. He has over 18 years experience in sales and sales leadership roles working for leading software companies including Autonomy, Verity, Information Builders and Interleaf.
April 21st, 2009 by Marketing & Co. Events, News
On April 6th, CIO, LeMondeInformatique.fr and IT NEWS INFO’s ceremony for Enterprise and Business Trophies for Information 2009 was held.
We are very proud to announce that GEFCO has won the CIO-online.com trophy: “Grand Prize and Innovation Trophy” thanks to its new vehicle track & trace service built on Exalead CloudView’s platform.
The Innovation Trophy awards efficient and effective audacity; the Grand Prize awards a particularly relevant and complete IT strategy that services the organization that installed it.With 2 of the most prestigious prizes, GEFCO is the big winner of the night.
This critical application for GEFCO’s business, conceived with the ST Groupe, constitutes one of the first major SBA applications (Search Based Applications) from Exalead.This prize bestowed by Chief Information Officers from the biggest companies, awarded both GEFCO’s choice of innovation and Exalead’s vision that has promoted the use of Index type technologies to construct business applications for several years, like operational reporting, with a guaranteed return on investment.
In case you have doubts, we have not had private meetings with Serge Brin (we would be very honored) and Exalead continues to develop worldwide in an independent manner, increasing signatures, innovating daily with our clients.Thanks to the readers of this blog for supporting us with so much energy.
Greetings to Per and Suzanne who have supported us for several years, our revenge would be sweet.
On behalf of Exalead and its frog-eating poets.
PS: Between us, we have heard that some of our competitors were using this info to counter us at prospects and customers. The masks fall
December 3rd, 2008 by Marketing & Co. Kudos, News
…and we just got another!
EContent Magazine has named Exalead to the eighth annual EContent 100 “list of companies that matter most in the digital content industry.” The judging team for the EContent 100, which consisted of 14 analysts, journalists and industry experts, examined a wide array of information access vendors across 12 categories.
Exalead was ranked in the “Search Engine & Technologies” category, but, of course, CloudView is much more than a pure search engine. It’s a platform for creating information applications that access structured and unstructured enterprise and Web information — it opens up the enterprise content cloud and makes navigable the murky sea of corporate data.
2008 has been a big year for us, and this recognition from EContent Magazine is a nice bit of icing on the corporate cake.
The Company Plantronics launched a contest to find a new and more appropriate term to define people that work beyond the office.
The jury of 7 bloggers had an intense debate to chose 10 “finalists” from more than 500 submissions. Final terms were submitted to public vote for two weeks.
After more than 2200 votes cast, the word that now replaces ‘telecommuter’ is ‘cloudworker’. According to the winning submission, “a cloudworker is somebody who uses on-demand technology and collaboration tools, such as unified communications, to work anywhere and anytime, and uses the resulting freedom to enable a my-size-fits-me career path and lifestyle”.
And coincidentally, Exalead’s CloudView product range fits in perfectly with this concept!
The second demo is an occasion for you to discover an unrealeased search project called Restminer. Focused on New York Restaurants, Restminer gives the user structured information extracted from the unstructured web -dedicated press, blog posts, restaurant reviews, directories data…- with relevant tips such as sentiments analysis coming from different sources.
Here is the whole interview.
Exalead thanks Stephen Arnold for making himself available and being so professional !
Are you trying to find an embedded search solution that meets your users’ needs and your specific application requirements?
Have you tried to embed search into your application, but found it difficult and expensive to customize and integrate?
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