Recommind upgrades enterprise search product

Recommind has upgraded its MindServer enterprise search software to make it easier for partners and system integrators to install...

Recommind has upgraded its MindServer enterprise search software to make it easier for partners and system integrators to install and deploy.

MindServer 3.0, designed for corporations interested in categorising, archiving and searching internal documents and retrieving information from them, now features an administration tool with a graphical interface that is intended to simplify the product's configuration, said Recommind's chief executive officer Robert Tennant.

It features APIs (application programming interfaces) and a more flexible and modular architecture that should make it easier to link the product with enterprise applications and information sources.

For example, MindServer 3.0 comes with prebuilt connectors for linking it to various portals, document and management systems, databases and text sources, he said. It also comes with prebuilt and customisable user interfaces for different applications, he said.

MindServer 3.0 has increased scalability, to up to 100 million documents and thousands of users and enhanced security features.

The new version is now available and starts at $75,000 (£41,000).

MindServer, which includes a retrieval component and a categorisation component, is based on Probabilistic Latent Semantic Analysis algorithms, which allow the product to go beyond searches based on keywords and gain a conceptual understanding of documents, Tennant said.

The software supports over 150 document formats, including Microsoft's Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Adobe Systems' Acrobat and Corel's WordPerfect, as well as e-mail attachments and documents formatted in HTML.

"We try to provide access to all repositories of information in your organisation and give you one interface to all those data sources." he said.

Juan Carlos Perez writes for IDG News Service

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