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Enterprise search and AI – better together?

The structural dynamics of the enterprise search business are very complex. Over 50 companies offer enterprise search-level software and in addition there are the embedded search applications in a range of enterprise applications (e.g. IBM, Microsoft and OpenText) and...

Enterprise Search Experience – #ESearchX

Over the last decade of enterprise search projects, the project objectives have changed from “Help us chose a search application” to “How can we get the best out of our current application?”. As an information scientist my focus has always been on the user experience,...

Search Research Note SR2 – Professional search

Over the last few years, the concept of ‘professional search’ has evolved rapidly. In 2018 the First International Workshop on Professional Search (ProfS2018) was co-located with SIGIR 2018. A good summary of the Workshop was published in SIGIR Forum. The workshop...

Search Insights 2020 – different but the same

The Search Network has released Search Insights 2020, the third in its annual series of free-of-charge/free of sponsorship surveys of currently important issues in search implementation. The format is the same as in Search Insights 2018 and Search Insights 2019 but...

IntraTeam Event Copenhagen 2020 aka The European DEX Conference

Around 220 delegates decided that the benefits of attending IntraTeam Event Copenhagen 2020 outweighed the coronavirus risks and were rewarded with a change in thematic direction and some outstanding presentations. IntraTeam Event 2020 was the 15th conference but also...

A history of enterprise search 2010 – 2019

From 2010 to 2013 there was a rapid consolidation in the enterprise search business. Between 2010 and 2012 Exalead was acquired by Dassault (2010), Autonomy by Hewlett Packard (2011), Endeca by Oracle (2011), Vivisimo by IBM (2012) and ISYS Search by Lexmark (2012)....