Concept Searching Technology Platform

Enterprise class Search and Classification platform delivered as a web service and deployed on premises, in the cloud or in hybrid Heterogeneous environments.

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Concept Searching Technology Platform

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The platform includes the full product and feature set including conceptSearch, conceptSQL, APIs, custom controls, and demonstration source code.

It is typically used in organizations where high accuracy and precision is required for search and retrieval such as Defense and Intelligence, legal & eDiscovery and fee based web research services. Typically deployed in a SharePoint or non-SharePoint environment where the bundled products and features are required.

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Are highly accurate, precise, and relevant search results a business requirement?

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Worried about the scalability performance and integration of search and classification products?

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Is the ability to generate and index compound term metadata in real-time from all sources of value to you?

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How important is product selection based on an open XML and web services architecture?

Key Features

Key Features

The platform includes the core technologies including automatic compound term metadata generation, auto-classification, and conceptTaxonomyManager. conceptSearch provides scalable enterprise search, conceptSQL indexes and classifies SQL or Oracle databases, Published API’s  and the SharePoint feature sets enable integration with SharePoint and other content repositories.

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  • SOA compliant, Based on XML and Web Services with fully published API’s
  • Support of any platform such as Open Source
  • Taxonomy formats are based on Web Ontology Language (OWL) and RDF
  • Stateless server works with all failover and load balancing hardware and software
  • Deploy once, utilize multiple times
  • Eliminate unproductive manual end user tagging and the support required by business units and IT
  • Provides database support including SQL or Oracle
  • Deployable as an on-premises, cloud, or hybrid solution
  • Provides a powerful, scalable, concept based search engine (Unique)
  • Enables concept based searching improving accuracy and precision.
  • Significantly improves search result accuracy and precision through taxonomy navigation
  • Identifies and groups relevant relationships and concepts offering guided navigation
  • Proactively identifies potential privacy or confidential exposures reducing costs of fines and litigation.
  • Eliminates manual metadata tagging and human inconsistencies that prohibit accurate metadata generation
  • Intelligent migration of content by identifying records and other content types, tagging and automatically taking action such as moving.
  • Creates virtual centralization through the ability to link disparate on-premises and cloud based content repositories
Key Benefits

Key Benefits

The platform is an industry unique enterprise Search and classification technology used by Government and commercial organizations as well as OEM platforms, third party integrators, and software vendors.The combination of components and plug and play technology expedites the integration into line of business applications.

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Platform Matrix

This table provides an overview of all Concept Searching Platforms and the components for each platform.

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    CORE COMPONENTS

    Compound Term Processing Engine – licensed for concept extraction only
    conceptClassifier
    conceptTaxonomyManager
    conceptSearch
    conceptTaxonomyWorkflow
    conceptClassifier for OneDrive for Business
    SharePoint Feature Set
    SharePoint Connector
    Additional Classification Servers
    Additional Front End Web Servers
    APIs, custom controls, demonstration source code

    UTILITIES

    conceptSearch
    conceptSQL
    conceptCEWS
    conceptClassifier for Hybrid Search
    conceptTermStoreManager

    ConceptClassifier for SharePoint 2013 / 2016

    CORE COMPONENTS

    : -
    Compound Term Processing Engine – licensed for concept extraction only
    conceptClassifier
    conceptTaxonomyManager
    conceptSearch
    conceptTaxonomyWorkflow
    conceptClassifier for OneDrive for Business
    SharePoint Feature Set
    SharePoint Connector
    Additional Classification Servers
    Additional Front End Web Servers
    APIs, custom controls, demonstration source code

    UTILITIES

    : -
    conceptSearch
    conceptSQL
    conceptCEWS
    conceptClassifier for Hybrid Search
    conceptTermStoreManager

    conceptClassifier for SharePoint 2010

    CORE COMPONENTS

    : -
    Compound Term Processing Engine – licensed for concept extraction only
    conceptClassifier
    conceptTaxonomyManager
    conceptSearch
    conceptTaxonomyWorkflow
    conceptClassifier for OneDrive for Business
    SharePoint Feature Set
    SharePoint Connector
    Additional Classification Servers
    Additional Front End Web Servers
    APIs, custom controls, demonstration source code

    UTILITIES

    : -
    conceptSearch
    conceptSQL
    conceptCEWS
    conceptClassifier for Hybrid Search
    conceptTermStoreManager

    conceptClassifier for Office 365 Platform / SharePoint Online

    CORE COMPONENTS

    : -
    Compound Term Processing Engine – licensed for concept extraction only
    conceptClassifier
    conceptTaxonomyManager
    conceptSearch
    conceptTaxonomyWorkflow
    conceptClassifier for OneDrive for Business
    SharePoint Feature Set
    SharePoint Connector
    Additional Classification Servers
    Additional Front End Web Servers : N/A
    APIs, custom controls, demonstration source code

    UTILITIES

    : -
    conceptSearch
    conceptSQL
    conceptCEWS
    conceptClassifier for Hybrid Search
    conceptTermStoreManager

    conceptClassifier Platform

    CORE COMPONENTS

    : -
    Compound Term Processing Engine – licensed for concept extraction only
    conceptClassifier
    conceptTaxonomyManager
    conceptSearch
    conceptTaxonomyWorkflow
    conceptClassifier for OneDrive for Business
    SharePoint Feature Set
    SharePoint Connector
    Additional Classification Servers
    Additional Front End Web Servers
    APIs, custom controls, demonstration source code

    UTILITIES

    : -
    conceptSearch
    conceptSQL
    conceptCEWS
    conceptClassifier for Hybrid Search
    conceptTermStoreManager

    Concept Searching Technology Platform

    CORE COMPONENTS

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    Compound Term Processing Engine – licensed for concept extraction only : Full search functionality included
    conceptClassifier
    conceptTaxonomyManager
    conceptSearch
    conceptTaxonomyWorkflow
    conceptClassifier for OneDrive for Business
    SharePoint Feature Set
    SharePoint Connector
    Additional Classification Servers
    Additional Front End Web Servers
    APIs, custom controls, demonstration source code

    UTILITIES

    : -
    conceptSearch : Included in Base Product
    conceptSQL : Included in Base Product
    conceptCEWS
    conceptClassifier for Hybrid Search
    conceptTermStoreManager

    Features

    The following table illustrates the functionality and features available in the Concept Searching Technology platform. All technology platforms share the same core functionality. The most significant difference in the Concept Searching Technology platform is the inclusion of our enterprise search engine, conceptSearch and conceptSQL. Although the SharePoint Feature set is available with the Concept Searching Technology platform, it is frequently used in a non SharePoint environment or for those who prefer our enterprise search engine for scalability, performance, and precision searching.

    For more information on a specific feature please use the hover function over the specific Feature/Function.

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    Taxonomy Functionality

    SOA Compliant
    Industry Standards
    Taxonomy Rollback
    Supports 55 Languages
    Text mining to identify candidate terms
    Boosting
    Relationship Definition
    Calculations Feedback
    Concept Mapping
    Taxonomy Navigation
    Import, combine, organize and harmonize taxonomy models
    Polyhierarchy Support
    Folksonomy Support
    Distributed taxonomy management
    Synonym support
    Instant feedback on taxonomy changes, dynamic screen updating
    Controlled Vocabularies
    Ability to automatically suggest classification clues for taxonomies
    Security
    Microsoft Integration
    Native integration with the SharePoint Term Store with no need to import/export
    Managed by Subject Matter Experts
    Highly Scalable
    Rapidly Deployed

    Classification

    Manual Tagging
    Automatic tagging of content from diverse repositories, web sites, content management systems
    Classification as content is created or ingested
    Classification to one or more nodes in one or more taxonomies
    Classifies all unstructured and semi-structured from content, libraries, blogs, wikis, and threads lists
    Rich Web indexing support
    Compound Term Indexing Engine embedded within conceptClassifier and conceptTaxonomyManager
    Automatic generation of compound terms

    Search

    Keyword Search
    Concept based searching
    Property/Entity Extraction
    Relevance Ranking
    Similar Results
    Dynamic Summarization
    Dynamic Clustering
    Taxonomy and faceted navigation
    Text preview capability
    Related topics by taxonomy node
    Single integrated view of content
    Vocabulary normalization

    Intelligent Metadata Enabled Solutions

    Records Identification
    Data privacy and information security
    Taxonomy workflow
    Intelligent migration
    Content Optimization
    Enterprise Content Management
    Text Mining and Analytics
    Research and Intelligence
    Compliance
    Secure Collaboration
    eDiscovery, FOIA, Litigation Support
    Knowledge Management and Expertise Location
    Forensic Analysis
    Mergers and Acquisitions
    Enterprise Metadata Repository

    conceptClassifier  Platform

    Taxonomy Functionality

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    SOA Compliant
    Industry Standards
    Taxonomy Rollback
    Supports 55 Languages
    Text mining to identify candidate terms
    Boosting
    Relationship Definition
    Calculations Feedback
    Concept Mapping
    Taxonomy Navigation
    Import, combine, organize and harmonize taxonomy models
    Polyhierarchy Support
    Folksonomy Support
    Distributed taxonomy management
    Synonym support
    Instant feedback on taxonomy changes, dynamic screen updating
    Controlled Vocabularies
    Ability to automatically suggest classification clues for taxonomies
    Security
    Microsoft Integration
    Native integration with the SharePoint Term Store with no need to import/export : (index and classify)
    Managed by Subject Matter Experts
    Highly Scalable
    Rapidly Deployed

    Classification

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    Manual Tagging
    Automatic tagging of content from diverse repositories, web sites, content management systems
    Classification as content is created or ingested
    Classification to one or more nodes in one or more taxonomies
    Classifies all unstructured and semi-structured from content, libraries, blogs, wikis, and threads lists
    Rich Web indexing support
    Compound Term Indexing Engine embedded within conceptClassifier and conceptTaxonomyManager
    Automatic generation of compound terms

    Search

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    Keyword Search
    Concept based searching
    Property/Entity Extraction
    Relevance Ranking
    Similar Results
    Dynamic Summarization
    Dynamic Clustering
    Taxonomy and faceted navigation
    Text preview capability
    Related topics by taxonomy node
    Single integrated view of content
    Vocabulary normalization

    Intelligent Metadata Enabled Solutions

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    Records Identification
    Data privacy and information security
    Taxonomy workflow
    Intelligent migration
    Content Optimization
    Enterprise Content Management
    Text Mining and Analytics
    Research and Intelligence
    Compliance
    Secure Collaboration
    eDiscovery, FOIA, Litigation Support
    Knowledge Management and Expertise Location
    Forensic Analysis
    Mergers and Acquisitions
    Enterprise Metadata Repository

    Technology Specifications

    The Concept Searching Technology Platform is based on an open architecture with all APIs based on XML and Web Services. Transparent access to system internals including the statistical profile of terms, is standard.  The base platform is installed as a feature set and comprises the following components.

    Base Components in the Concept Searching Technology Framework

    conceptSearch

    conceptSearch is an enterprise search engine based on a unique, language independent technology. Unlike other enterprise search engines, which require significant customization with marginal results, conceptSearch is delivered as an out-of-the-box application that demonstrates a simple search interface and indexing facilities for internal content, web sites, file systems and XML documents. Application developers experience a minimal learning curve and the organization achieves a rapid return on investment.

    conceptClassifier

    conceptClassifier is a leading-edge rules based categorization module providing our clients complete control of rules-based descriptors unique to their organizations. conceptClassifier delivers a categorization descriptor table, which is easy to implement and maintain, through which all rules and terms can be defined and managed. This approach eliminates the error-prone results of ‘training’ algorithms typically found in other text retrieval solutions and enables human intervention to effectively tune classification results.

    conceptTaxonomyManager

    This is an advanced enterprise class, easy-to-use taxonomy development and management tool, still unique in the industry. Developed on the premise that a taxonomy solution should be used by business professionals, and not the IT team or librarians, the end result is a highly interactive and powerful tool that has been proven to reduce taxonomy development by up to 80% (client source data).

    conceptSQL

    This product provides the ability to define a document structure based on information held in a Microsoft SQL Server. A document can include any number of text and metadata fields and can span multiple tables if required. conceptSQL supports SQL 2005, 2008, and 2012. A powerful but easy to use configuration tool is supplied eliminating the need for any programming. Templates are provided for out of the box support for Documentum, Hummingbird, and Worksite/Interwoven DMS.

    SharePoint Feature Set

    The SharePoint Feature Set includes the following components: farm solution with feature sets, Term Store integration, taxonomy tree control for editing, refinement panel integration, event handlers for notification of changes, management of classification status column, web service advanced functionality (implement system update or preserve GUIDS), automated site column creation.

    Proprietary Controls for SharePoint 2007

    API’s, Custom Controls, Demonstration Source Code

    Typical Recommended Base Configuration

    • Windows 2008/2012 Server with IIS
    • Modern 64 bit CPUs (ideally at least 8 cores)
    • 8GB RAM (recommended)
    • .NET Framework v4.0 or v4.5
    • Access to SQLServer (2005 or later) or Oracle (10g R2 or later)
    • IIS 6 with MetaBase enabled
    • Microsoft Office 2010 64-bit iFilter pack
    • High speed disk, Raid Array or SAN

    One Farm

    • 2 Front End Web Servers per License
    • 1 conceptClassifier Server

    Additional Front End Web Servers (Optional)

    Provides scalability to accommodate size of end user community.

    Additional Classification Servers (Optional)

    Provides scalability of classification to increase speed of classification throughput especially when classification on the fly is an important requirement.

    Supports

    • Open Source
    • SharePoint 2007, 2010, 2013
    • SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2012
    • Oracle 10g R2 or later
    • Non SharePoint environments
    • On-premise, cloud, or hybrid environments

    Optional Products

    magpie

    conceptTaxonomyWorkflow

    This add-on product enables action to be taken on a document based on a classification decision when specific criteria are met. Based upon a rules engine supporting Information Governance, the product automatically identifies tags and classifies specific content types, optionally applies a content type and then takes action on the content such as moving it to a secure location notifying the CSO or triggering information rights management.

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    magpie

    conceptClassifier for oneDrive for Business

    Protects the organization from the risk of exposure from information loaded onto OneDrive sites. Compound term processing capability, auto-classification and taxonomy management capabilities classify content as it is created or ingested. Central template architecture Simplifies deployment and administration. A rules base can be developed to manage distribution controls identify and protects content that contains privacy data or organizationally defined confidential information.

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    magpie

    conceptCEWS for SharePoint 2013 2016

    Used with SharePoint 2013/2016 search to classify any document that is being indexed from any source. Integrates with Microsoft Search via the web service callout service designed to allow custom processing of documents as they are indexed. Improves search outcomes by placing conceptual metadata in the index to increase relevancy of search results. The resulting classifications are stored directly in the SharePoint index and will be available in the refinement panel.

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    magpie

    conceptClassifier for Hybrid Search

    conceptCEWS provides a unified index to auto-classify content from diverse systems and environments, such as on-premises, cloud content, and applications. Provides a single view to end users. Eliminates the performance bottleneck of building an index so its disk usage is zero during classification operations. Provides term set synchronization.

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    Applications

    All the functions you need to start gaining control over your unstructured content are included in the base platforms. Our clients have discovered the unique and varied uses of the technology to solve a wide variety of content management challenges. Below is a list of the base platform and optional products that are needed to solve your particular business process challenge and leverage your technology investment.

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  • conceptSearch

    Required Products:

    Concept Searching Technology Platform Platform Agnostic

    conceptSearch is included in the Concept Searching Technology Platform. The product can also be purchased separately. conceptSearch is an enterprise class concept based search engine. Compound terms are extracted when content is indexed from internal or external content sources, enabling the delivery of greater precision of relevant content at the top of search results. The product is based on an open architecture with all API’s based on XML and Web Services. Transparent access to system internals including the statistical profile of terms is standard.

    Intelligent Document Classification

    Required Products:

    Concept Searching Technology platform

    Functionality is provided via the Concept Searching Technology platform, to classify documents based upon concepts and multi-word terms that form a concept. Automatic and/or manual classification is included. Knowledge workers with the appropriate security can also classify content in real time. Content can be classified from diverse repositories including SharePoint, File Shares, Exchange Public Folders, and websites. All content can be classified on the fly and classified to one or more taxonomies.

    Taxonomy Management

    Required Products:

    Concept Searching Technology platform conceptTaxonomyWorkflow (Optional)

    conceptTaxonomyManager has the capability to automatically group unstructured content together based on an understanding of the concepts and ideas that share mutual attributes while separating dissimilar concepts. This approach is instrumental in delivering relevant information via the taxonomy structure as well as using the semantic metadata in any business application that requires metadata. Using one or more taxonomies, unstructured content can be leveraged to improve any application that uses metadata.

    Intelligent Records Management

    Required Products:

    Concept Searching Technology platform conceptTaxonomyWorkflow

    The ability to intelligently identify, tag, and route documents of record to either a staging library and/or a records management solution is a key component to driving and managing an effective information governance strategy. Taxonomy management, automatic generation of record descriptor and verbiage, auto-classification, and semantic metadata generation are provided via Concept Searching Technology platform and conceptTaxonomyWorkflow.

    Intelligent Migration

    Required Products:

    Concept Searching Technology platform conceptTaxonomyWorkflow

    Using Concept Searching Technology platform, an intelligent approach to migration can be achieved. As content is migrated it is analyzed for organizationally defined descriptors and vocabularies, which will automatically classify the content to taxonomies, and automatically apply organizationally defined workflows to process the content to the appropriate repository for review and disposition.

    Data Privacy

    Required Products:

    Concept Searching Technology platform conceptTaxonomyWorkflow

    Fully customizable to identify organizationally unique or industry standard descriptors, content is automatically meta-tagged and classified based upon the presence of the descriptors, phrases, or keywords from within the content. Once tagged and classified the content can be managed according to organizational guidelines. Includes the proactive identification and protection of unknown privacy exposures before they occur, as well as monitoring in real time as content is created or ingested.

    eDiscovery, Litigation Support, and FOIA Requests

    Required Products:

    Concept Searching Technology platform conceptTaxonomyWorkflow (Optional)

    Taxonomy, classification, and metadata generation are provided via Concept Searching Technology platform. This is highly useful when relevance, identification of related concepts, vocabulary normalization are required to reduce time and improve quality of search results. Taxonomies can be built on the fly and can be configured to be as granular or broad as needed. Automatically identifies the contextual and conceptual meaning of word strings in unstructured content, eliminating end user tagging. Supports navigational, location, and exploratory search.

    Text Mining and Analytics

    Required Products:

    Concept Searching Technology platform

    Taxonomy, classification, and metadata generation are provided via the Concept Searching Technology platform. This is useful to cleanse the data sources before using text analytics to remove content noise, irrelevant content, and identify any content that should be removed from the analysis. Taxonomies are rapidly deployed and can be as granular or broad as desired. Access to diverse repositories and environments is standard, providing a complete view of content regardless of where it resides.

    Secure Collaboration

    Required Products:

    Concept Searching Technology platform conceptTaxonomyWorkflow (Optional)

    Concept Searching Technology platform can be used to protect information that should not be shared either internally or externally. It provides automatic identification of information assets relevant to the project. The additional identification of the relationships between similar topics provides the organization access to items that previously would not have been found and inadvertently shared. Rules determining information access for third parties are easily created and can prevent access, portability and transmission of unauthorized content to internal and external stakeholders.

    Compliance and Information Governance

    Required Products:

    Concept Searching Technology platform conceptTaxonomyWorkflow

    Provides the ability to create rules that consist of descriptors and multi-word terms (concepts) that are associated with a compliance requirement. When content is auto-classified, it identifies the potential infraction and automatically routes the information to the appropriate staff member and can prohibit access to the record until it has been corrected. Once an infraction has been identified, it will automatically flag the record for noncompliance and disposition.

    Content Optimization

    Required Products:

    Concept Searching Technology platform

    Content Optimization is an ongoing and practical approach to eliminate content you don’t need, and perform content lifecycle management, including archive on the remainder. Concept Searching Technology platform can identify the near duplicates, documents not used before or after a specific date, search for security exposures, and the list goes on. Content Optimization is about lowering organizational risk and as content is eliminated, the appropriate owner can participate in the process.

    Benefits

    With the exponential increase in unstructured information, enterprises are seeking new ways to improve not only the search and retrieval process but to identify tools to manage, capitalize on, and leverage their information assets to improve organizational performance. Moving beyond keyword metadata and traditional taxonomy approaches, the use of compound term processing, or identifying ‘concepts in context’ effectively addresses the issue of managing unstructured content and enables organizations to more effectively find, organize, and manage their information capital.

  • Based on industry unique compound term processing

    Platform Agnostic

    Ability to auto-classify content from diverse internal and external repositories

    Powerful and still industry unique enterprise search engine, conceptSearch

    Ability to generate semantic metadata and surface it to any search engine to improve search results

    Ability to automatically tag content with vocabulary or retention codes for records management

    Ability to provide intelligent migration capabilities based on the semantic metadata within content, identify previously undeclared documents of record, unidentified privacy exposures, or information that should be archived or deleted

    Ability to cleanse data to be used in text analytics by identifying relevant, accurate information and identifying previously undeclared records or privacy data that should be exempt from the text analytics process

    Ability to provide granular and structured identification of people, content recommendations, and organizational knowledge assets

  • Leveraging Your Technnology Investment

    Concept Searching’s technologies still have not been replicated in the marketplace. The technologies are unique, language independent, and the first content retrieval solution to integrate relevance ranking based on Bayesian Inference Probabilistic Model and concept identification based on Shannon’s Information Theory. The key features include:

    • SOA compliant and delivered as web parts
    • Support of any platform such as Open Source
    • API based on Web Services and all information is exchanged in XML
    • Taxonomy formats are based on Web Ontology Language (OWL)
    • Since the server is stateless is also works with all failover and load balancing hardware and software
    • Reduce IT Staff requirements to support diverse applications
    • Reduce costs associated with the purchase of multiple, stand-alone applications
    • Deploy once, utilize multiple times
    • Eliminate unproductive and manual end user tagging and the support required by business units and IT
    • Reduce hardware expansion costs due to scalability and performance features
    • Provides database support including SQL or Oracle
    • SharePoint Feature Set
    • Supports Office 365
    • Deployable as an on-premise, cloud, or hybrid solution

    Leveraging Your Business Investment

    The real value of your investment includes both technology and the demonstrable ROI that can be generated from improving business processes. The Concept Searching Technology platform has been deployed by clients to solve individual or multiple challenges including:

    • Provides a powerful, scalable, concept based search engine – unique in the industry
    • Enables concept based searching regardless of search engine
    • Reduces organizational costs associated with data exposures, remediation, litigation, fines and sanctions
    • Eliminates manual metadata tagging and human inconsistencies that prohibit accurate metadata generation
    • Prevents the portability and electronic transmission of secured assets
    • Assists in the migration of content by identifying records as well as content that should have been archived, contains sensitive information, or should be deleted
    • Protects record integrity throughout the individual document lifecycle
    • Creates virtual centralization through the ability to link disparate on-premise and off-premise content repositories
    • Ensures compliance with industry and government mandates enabling rapid implementation to address regulatory changes
  • Concept Searching has a current Enterprise Authority to Operate (ATO) US Air Force, a current Enterprise Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) US Army, and has been deployed on the SIPR, NIPR, and DISA networks. 

    Technology and Business Differentiators

  • Compound Term Processing

    Concept Searching’s industry unique compound term processing technology delivers outcomes that are not achieved by any other classification engine. Compound term processing means that Concept Searching’s statistical engine can understand, out-of-the-box, the incremental value of keywords, multi-word fragments, and compound terms. As a result, it can identify concepts resident within an organization’s own information repositories that are highly correlated to particular topics. With the identification of these highly correlated topics in the form of keywords, multi-word fragments and compound terms the result is automatically generated intelligent metadata that is unique to the organization. By using these compound terms in any application that requires metadata, the outcomes are highly accurate, because the ambiguity inherent in single words is no longer an issue.

    A search for ‘triple heart bypass’ will locate documents about this topic even if this precise phrase is not contained in any document. A concept search using compound term processing can extract the key concepts, in this case “triple heart bypass” and use these concepts to retrieve relevant documents containing concepts such as ‘heart surgery’, ‘coronary artery bypass’, or ‘open heart surgery’.

  • Industry Unique Taxonomy Management Features

    conceptTaxonomyManager remains unique in the industry in features that provide the ability to rapidly and easily change the taxonomy as the organizational needs and requirements change. This is important as a taxonomy must remain fluid as opposed to static and must be managed in a way that facilitates change. The easy to use taxonomy and automatic classification tools create the framework to classify content based on concepts to one or more nodes in the taxonomy or multiple taxonomies. The conceptTaxonomyManager component is included in the base product in all platforms.

  • Ease of Use

    conceptTaxonomyManager is a simple yet powerful tool with an intuitive user interface designed for Subject Matter Experts (SME) without the need for IT, Information Scientists, or specific application skills, to build, maintain and validate taxonomies for the enterprise. This feature has been shown to reduce taxonomy development by up to 80% (client source data).

    Automatic Clue Suggestion

    Eliminating complex Boolean rules and the need for training sets the taxonomy nodes can be automatically generated from the compound terms found in the document corpus. The Subject Matter Expert (SME) has full control of the terms to be used as well as the weighting of the term based on its relevancy. This enables a much more robust taxonomy as the terms are suggested based on the organization’s own content and can offer the SME new terms from the relevant documents that may not have been identified. The Clues can also be assigned a score or weight, either positive or negative to improve the classification. Clues can also be assigned a Type. Types include standard, case-sensitive, metadata, phonetic, and RegEx (Regular Expression).

    Document Movement Feedback

    Automatic document movement feedback enables the SME to see the cause and effect on changing the clue weightings for a node in the taxonomy. The user can also search within the refined node and bring back documents from the whole corpus now classified against the node. The system will indicate if the change has increased the score, reduced the score as well as identify documents that will no longer be classified and the new documents that will be classified.

    Distributed Taxonomy Management

    This feature is a requirement for organizations that have many taxonomy operators, extremely large collections of documents, and where taxonomy management is a critical business process. This feature can be implemented on any number of servers and several taxonomy managers can be assigned to a server to ensure the level of throughput needed. Real time locking mechanisms are used to make nodes of the taxonomy inaccessible to other taxonomy managers while the node is being edited. The taxonomy managers can visually see when a node is locked and who has locked it as well as when it becomes available. The Distributed Taxonomy Management feature is totally transparent to the end user and all locking and unlocking of the nodes by the taxonomy managers are coordinated by the central server.

    Security and Rollback

    The product provides a full security model enabling lock down of nodes, branches, and complete taxonomies to particular users and/or groups of users. Also supports rollback to the previous state.

    conceptTaxonomyWorkflow

    conceptTaxonomyWorkflow is a powerful add-on product to automate manual business processes. conceptTaxonomyWorkflow serves as a strategic tool managing migration activities and content type application across multiple SharePoint and non-SharePoint farms and is also platform agnostic. This add-on component delivers value specifically in migration, data privacy, records management or any application or business process that requires workflow capabilities. It is required to apply an action on a document and optionally, automatically apply a content type and route to the appropriate repository for disposition.

  • Intelligent Metadata Enabled Solutions

    Concept Searching is the only available solution that addresses the challenges in managing unstructured and semi-structured data in SharePoint and non SharePoint environments.

    Our intelligent metadata enabled solutions address the following challenges with one set of technologies, leverages an enterprises investment in SharePoint, and reduces resources to maintain and manage the solution.

  • Enterprise Search enables concept based searching by providing the search engine index with the compound terms and semantic metadata.

    Records Identification is improved through the elimination of end user tagging, automatic declaration of records, and taxonomy workflow capabilities.

    Data Privacy and the protection of confidential data as defined by the organization is identified in real-time and routed to a secure repository for disposition.

    Intelligent Migration is accomplished through the identification and auto-classification of the unstructured or semi-structured data to one or more taxonomies.

    Text Analytics can be performed to extract organizationally defined descriptors and concepts from diverse repositories.

    Social Networking and collaboration applications gain structure and the ability to retrieve highly relevant and granular information.

    eDiscovery and FOIA time and costs are reduced through identification of highly detailed information and conceptually similar information that typically would not be found.