Monday, June 25, 2007

Xerox and Smart Search

Xerox launched a new document search software called FactSpotter which claims to go beyond the conventional keyword search and extract concepts and relationships withing the text. They plan to launch the product in the legal market.

The software like AskOnce was developed at their Grenoble research center. Few years ago I had the pleasure to meet few scientists and engineers at their Grenoble center and worked with them on a proof of concept similar to FactSpotter. They have a bunch of very smart guys there and at the time they were years ahead in their ideas on information retrieval. I would love to see what they created in FactSpotter.

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