December 9th, 2002

searchtools.com

Product Report: Nav4 from Think Tank 23

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.

Nav4 from Think Tank 23

Product Information

Platform: Windows XP and 2000, Unix: Linux 2.4x, Solaris to come
Price: $8,995 per server, additional file formats $500 each

Note: this is the successor to FizzyLab.

Features

  • Standalone indexer/search engine or integrated with existing search engine as "patch kit".
  • Also available as an SDK.
  • Special features are automated recommendations and related documents: "contextual navigation".
  • Designed to avoid the need for manual taxonomies.
  • Multiple collections each with their own rules for indexing.
  • Robot spider for multiple sites, with scheduling, include/exclude controls.
  • File system indexing for local or server mounted disks.
  • Handles HTML, XML, PDF, text, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint; support for MS Works modules, RTF, ClarisWorks, WordPerfect and PostScript are $500 each.
  • Duplicate detection and elimination.
  • Automatic identification of document key themes using natural-language processing.
  • Query supports keywords, quotes, Boolean operators, parenthetical grouping, wildcards
  • Special query features include codes for fuzzy matching, proximity, weighting and special characters.
  • Queries and results in HTML, SSI or RSS formats.
  • Search results show sources, titles, URLs, text extracted from top of page, links to filters.
  • Results page layout, graphics, and fields are very configurable.
  • Founded in 1997, consulting on knowledge management and retrieval, packaged

Examples

  • WayPath automatic web log linking with search and related topics.
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searchtools.com

Product Report: IMP Database Search Engine

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.

IMP Database Search Engine

Product Information

Platform: Windows 2002, XP
Price: $199 (requires MS IMP Engine, $499 per CPU)

Features

  • Replaces Microsoft SQL Server 2000's full-text search
  • Oracle, Microsoft SQL 7.0 to come.
  • Easy implementation
  • Fast performance, even across multiple columns
  • Stores index within database.
  • Supports synonym listings.
  • Spellchecker features.
  • Fast indexing
  • Relevance priority weighting
  • Index updating in real time or on schedule.

Articles & Reviews

Examples

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