June 24th, 2002

searchtools.com

Product Report: orenge (empolis)

This is an off-site copy of the corresponding Product report page on the SearchTools.com website, and it is designed to allow you to comment on the product and/or the reporting. For more information about the topic of search and tools visit SearchTools.com where you can browse many articles, in-depth analysis and overviews of external resources.

orenge (empolis)

Product Information (English)
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Name comes from "open retrieval engine"

Platform: middleware on Windows NT, 2000; Unix Linux, Solaris, HP/UX
Price: contact company

Features

  • Designed for Knowledge Management, e-commerce and complex customer support applications.
  • Uses Natural-Language Processing when possible to identify questions and structure queries
  • Can integrate with databases, file systems, Lotus Notes, OpenText LiveLink, Tamino.
  • Spider can index text by following links.
  • Mainly Java and XML, with some features available in C++, C DLL and Java JNI DLL.
  • Includes a spellchecker, recommender and profiler, Topic Map engine also available.
  • Search interface includes an interactive dialog with the end user.

Articles & Reviews

  • E-commerce search engines get smarter eWEEK; October 27 2000 by Grant DuBois
    Short description of two search engines (Mercado IntuiFind and empolis orenge) which work with e-commerce catalogs to provide better results for searches.

Examples

searchtools.com

Product Report: ActiveSearch SiteSearch SDK

This is an off-site copy of the corresponding Product report page on the SearchTools.com website, and it is designed to allow you to comment on the product and/or the reporting. For more information about the topic of search and tools visit SearchTools.com where you can browse many articles, in-depth analysis and overviews of external resources.

ActiveSearch SiteSearch SDK

Product Information

Platform: Windows NT / 2000, also available as a hosted solution
Price: yearly license starts at $1,995

Features

  • Supplements standard search with extraction of relevant paragraphs
  • Works with standard search engine indexers such as Microsoft Index Server or dtSearch.
  • Handles file formats PDF, RTF, Microsoft Word and others.
  • Front end for queries to SQL databases such as Oracle, DB2, SQL Server and Jet.
  • Metasearch queries multiple local indexes, databases, and public web search engines.
  • Can convert natural-language questions to keyword queries.
  • Can search for patterns such as dates, telephone numbers or email addresses in indexed documents.
  • Provides mouse-over document summaries in search results.