ISYS ® Search Software ( http://www.isys-search.com/ ), a global supplier of information access and discovery solutions for mining intelligence and corporate knowledge, today announced the arrival of ISYS:sdk 9, the company’s next-generation enterprise search integration kit for original equipment manufacturers (OEM), independent software vendors (ISV) and systems integrators.
ISYS:sdk 9 offers customers several major enhancements, all designed to deliver the performance, scalability and accuracy required for empowering third-party applications with best-of-breed search. Most significantly, ISYS has expanded its core engine’s content mining capabilities using deterministic and reliable methods that help customers better understand their content. Through its Intelligent Content Analysis, ISYS notes key characteristics about a content collection, such as metadata patterns and entities, thus enabling OEMs to leverage these facets for improved search and discovery.
“Compliance, ediscovery and the continued explosion of digital information have seen information access and integrated search solutions become a high priority for many companies,” said Scott Coles, chief executive officer, ISYS Search Software. “No matter the application, search is a must-have component for today’s leading software vendors. ISYS has long served the embedded search requirements of these organisations, including EMC and HP, helping them deliver superior, best-in-class applications.”
ISYS’ Intelligent Content Analysis identifies characteristics that can be exploited by OEMs to bolster their applications with greater content mining capabilities, an increasingly critical requirement in compliance and ediscovery applications. Additional ISYS:sdk 9 capabilities include:
- Improved Performance and Scalability . ISYS:sdk handles most search requests concurrently, resulting in increased throughput when compared with previous versions. Additionally, ISYS:sdk 9 offers increased index capacity, allowing for 2TB to 4TB of content per single index. As always, indexes may be “connected together” providing search over practically unlimited amounts of enterprise content.
- De-Duplication . ISYS automatically identifies identical documents and either removes them from the results or visually marks them. This capability is of particular importance to legal professionals conducting discovery work, or any user attempting to conduct analysis of a given content collection.
- Index Biasing . In an effort to expand ISYS:sdk’s tuning capabilities, ISYS now provides administrators with the ability to adjust the relevance weighting on entire or sub-collections of documents. This option enables an organization to further tune relevance to suit specific use case scenarios.
ISYS’ Intelligent Content Analysis manifests itself in the form of several parametric search and refinement options, all of which are callable from a variety of languages, including C++, C#, VB.NET and Java. The core ISYS indexing engine can be configured to note aspects like entities in the full text (e.g., names, locations); commonly recurring metadata values in semi-structured and database formats; location of files; dates and numbers; and position of words.
ISYS has sustained significant momentum in 2009, thanks to several key wins and product announcements. In addition to current growth, ISYS recently announced its ISYS File Readers document filter solution for OEMs, ISVs and open-source search projects.
About ISYS ® Search Software
Established in 1988, ISYS Search Software is a global supplier of information access and discovery solutions for mining intelligence and corporate knowledge. The company’s award-winning software suite offers a broad range of search, navigation and discovery solutions for desktop search, intranet search, SharePoint search and embedded search applications. ISYS has been deployed by thousands of organisations operating in a variety of industries, including government, legal, law enforcement, financial services, health care and recruitment.
ISYS maintains offices in the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. The company’s customers include QANTAS, EMC Corp., HP/TOWER Software, eTrade Australia, the Department of Justice (Western Australia) and the Office of Queensland Parliamentary Counsel. Additional information can be obtained by phone at +61 2 9439 5800 and via the Web at http://www.isys-search.com/ .