Posts Tagged ‘next-generation search’

IHS Granted Key Patent for Proprietary, Next-Generation Search Technology

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IHS Inc., a leading global source of critical information and insight, today announced it has been granted a new patent for the question-answering technology behind its award-winning IHS Goldfire software, used by companies to accelerate research and power innovation.

 

Patent No. 8,666,730, labeled “Question-Answering System and Method Based on Semantic Labeling of Text Documents and User Questions,” further extends more than two decades of leadership by IHS Goldfire in precision search technologies. The patent was issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office on March 4, 2014 and is valid through March 2030. Read more

NoSQL Database Platform Vendor MarkLogic Gets $25 Million, Promises To Go Deep On Semantics

Enterprise NoSQL database platform provider MarkLogic has come into some cash: a $25 million round of growth capital from investors including Sequoia Capital, Tenaya Capital, Northgate Capital, CEO Gary Bloom and other corporate executives. Yesterday, at the company’s MarkLogic World 2013 conference, Bloom also prepared the audience to hear more today from company executives about MarkLogic’s next steps in semantics for its MarkLogic Server technology that ingests, manages and searches structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data.

“The way to think about this is that when we look at semantics, we didn’t … say we just want to check a box on semantics,” Bloom said, by working with partners on some low-hanging fruit – although it will be collaborating with them on various semantic enrichment capabilities. “We think semantics is critical technology, and more interesting I believe is that it is a critical technology that is both a search technology as well as a database technology.” Others in the marketplace will focus on changing their search engines to do semantics, but optimum results won’t come if all that’s being done is layering in semantics at the search level, he said.

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