CLEVELAND, OH - November 6, 2007 - Thunderstone Software LLC (http://www.thunderstone.com) has added customizable “sort by” and “group by” capabilities to the Thunderstone Parametric Search Appliance, further enhancing this newest product in Thunderstone's innovation-leading line of powerful and flexible enterprise search solutions.
Parametric or attribute-enhanced search helps users narrow down their field of search in an attempt to increase the chances of finding relevant information. It provides context to results that are based on unstructured information, and it allows an administrator or user to sort results in the most meaningful way.
For example, you may be searching for information on a particular subject but are only interested in results written by a specific author and published within a certain timeframe. The parameters (defined attributes) of “author” and “publish date“ help narrow the search for the precise information you want. Keyword, full-text search alone does not offer this opportunity.
Another example would be a search for a particular product-item description across an entire enterprise. Keyword, full-text search will certainly provide a good list of results from a variety of documents and content sources. But, what if you were only interested in the item's occurrence within a specific document type (say, a PO,) and one that was issued after a certain date and by a specific purchasing agent? Keyword, full-text search simply cannot provide this context for the information you're pursuing.
The Thunderstone Parametric Search Appliance can index and make searchable large quantities of full-text data with defined attributes, as well as targeted web content, file server-based content, application database content and other enterprise-based content in a variety of popular formats. Key features of the new Appliance include:
The Thunderstone Parametric Search Appliance provides an easy way to create applications that combine SQL structured queries with advanced full-text retrieval without programming. It delivers more of the power of Thunderstone Texis on a quickly deployed and easily maintained Appliance platform. Now organizations can have the application they want for less time and effort than they believed possible.
Thunderstone Software LLC (http://www.thunderstone.com) pioneered simultaneous searching of both structured and unstructured data with the Texis relational database optimized for full-text search. Since 1981 Thunderstone has continued to develop its global reputation as provider of the world's most powerful, scalable and flexible enterprise search solutions.
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