ENTERPRISE SEARCH & CONTENT ANALYTICS BLOG

IntraFind experts provide there insights into the world of enterprise search, metadata extraction and usage as well as content analytics. Please feel free to share our blog with your colleagues or business partners.

- Transfer learning - rapid success with little data

Transfer learning is an important trend in the field of AI. Breno Faria, AI expert at IntraFind, explains why this method becomes more and more important when working with text data.

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- Knowledge is the driving force behind production

The Corona crisis requires completely new approaches and solutions in professional cooperation. Without modern knowledge management companies cannot succeed - it has long been the driving force behind production, says Franz Kögl, CEO of IntraFind.

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- Fast and efficient search in Confluence

With Enterprise Search the intranet becomes a knowledge portal: Users of the content collaboration platform Confluence can easily upgrade their corporate wiki or intranet with the professional search functionality of IntraFind. 

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- Enterprise Search can do more than searching and finding

The benefits of enterprise search software go far beyond the classic company-wide search. Thanks to innovative AI technologies, it can also intelligently interconnect a wide variety of information from different data sources in order to gain insights.

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- Search and knowledge management for Big Data

With the intelligent full-text search of IntraFind, users of NetApp storage solutions can find relevant information in huge amounts of data within seconds.

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- Artificial intelligence augments human intelligence

Augmentation means to increase, strengthen, expand and previously the term was known rather from the medical field. But augmentation is also an important factor in the field of software. Because software can support people and optimize their performance. A classic example is the enterprise search and analysis software of IntraFind, which uses artificial intelligence.

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- How public authorities benefit from Enterprise Search

Search and retrieval, knowledge management and smart information logistics are central building blocks for every digitization project - both for companies and public authorities. With a good AI-based search and analysis software, even databases of billions of documents can be efficiently evaluated.

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- Transfer Learning & Co: Five AI trends for 2020

This year, the topic of artificial intelligence will once again be of interest to companies. As an enterprise search specialist using AI and machine learning methods for its products, we at IntraFind Software AG see five major Trends.

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- The Digital Workplace

The digital workplace is currently on everyone's lips. Manuel Brunner with his background in many years of project experience at IntraFind describes the important role Enterprise Search can play in this and what you should consider when setting up a digital workplace.

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- Why a good search function is important for your website

Who has an Internet page, invests usually much time and money for a good Web appearance. The search function is usually too short. We provide you with five arguments why a good search on the website is worthwhile.

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- Cognitive Search: How iFinder5 elastic enriches my workday

As a sales representative, I not only sell iFinder5 elastic, but also use it myself. As a cognitive search application, it makes my daily work easier. A personal experience report.

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- IntraFind Site Search as an alternative to Google Site Search (GSS)

Since April 1, 2018 Google Site Search is no longer available.  Website operators who cannot do without their search, can use IntraFind Site Search as a true replacement for GSS and benefit from many advantages.

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- Connectors - Hidden Success Factor for Universal Search

Single Source of Information. Is this the ultimate dream of all Enterprise Search Vendors, or is this reality about to happen? An approach by IntraFind's Product Manager Ralf Klinkhammer.

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- Content Delivery of Technical Information

Even nowadays technical documentation is mostly not valued as good or useful source of information. Too many incomprehensible or unmanageable documents have shaped the past and left behind frustrated or desperate users. Not to mention experts and technicians who prefer to rather trust their experience than long texts and inappropriate illustrations.

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- You don’t want to follow Google into the Cloud?
You don’t have to.

With the iFinder5 elastic IntraFind offers an interesting alternative to Google Search Appliance (GSA). If you need to extend GSA in your company or you want to switch to a future-proof and stable solution, the following blog post is just right for you.

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- Counting counts –
arguments for using statistics to process language

In this post I want to go a little deeper into Ludwig Wittgenstein's argument of "meaning is use" (Philosophical Investigations, 1953), and how it can be seen as a philosophical justification for statistical NLP, including machine learning.

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- Hardware was yesterday?
That’s right, we have always seen it this way.

Google recently announced to its Gold Partners that from 2017 on they no longer want to sell their Google Search Appliance, a hardware-software bundle that has been on the market since 2002. Google wants to solve this problem worldwide with a cloud-based application for companies. What is it all about the Google Search Cloud? Our idea for this is as follows.

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- Difficult Relations –
How Search Engines Can Be Expanded by Means of Word Families

What makes a good search engine? You type a sequence of letters and the document is searched for all occurrences of this combination. This way you can quickly and easily find certain text passages within a document. For a user who wants to find out more about a particular topic or the use of a particular word, such a basic search functionality would certainly not be enough.

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- New High Quality Search and Linguistics for iFinder5 elastic

IntraFind has long been known for high quality information retrieval. For our new product generation iFinder5 elastic we completely overhauled our core search technology consisting of our Lucene / Elasticsearch Analyzers and our Query Parser. In part 1 of this blog article I talk about advantages for the standard user and how we are able to reduce configuration efforts.

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- The iFinder5 elastic as Content Delivery Portal (CDP)

The launch of the new product generation iFinder5 elastic results in new use cases. One of them is "Content Delivery", which aims at the aspect of the application-specific and user-friendly supply of relatively static and - above all - quality assured information. Learn more about Content Delivery in Manuel Brunner´s blog post.

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- Language Identification and Language Chunking

Identifying the language of a given text is a crucial preprocessing step for almost all text analysis methods. It is considered as a solved problem since more than 20 years. Available solutions build on the simple observation that for all languages typical letter sequences (letter n-grams) exist, that occur significantly more frequent in this language than in other languages.

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- The difference between stemming and lemmatization

"Stemming" as well as "Lemmatization" are commonly used buzzwords in the field of Information Retrieval (IR), particularly in the development of powerful search engines. [...]

So what exactly is the difference between these two methods? What are the advantages and disadvantages and which one should be preferred? [...]

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- Approximative data structures for natural language processing

Some say software developers draw their motivation from minimizing or maximizing numbers in any given problem. That's a smug innuendo. From my experience, developers are always on the lookout for beautiful solutions, of which numbers are but a symptom. The usage of approximative data structures for language processing is one such example of a beautiful idea with nice numbers. [...]

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