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Peter Morville’s Keynote at Enterprise Search Summit

May 12th, 2010 · 4 Comments

This morning’s Enterprise Search Summit keynote was by Peter Morville, who has written a number of best-selling books about information architecture. I’ve known Peter for a while and had the pleasure of serving as a reviewer for his latest book, Search Patterns, but had never seen him present this material live. As you can see […]

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Call for Speakers: Enterprise Search Summit 2010

November 13th, 2009 · Comments Off on Call for Speakers: Enterprise Search Summit 2010

I’m no longer in the enterprise search business, but I know that many readers here are. If you are one of those readers, then I strongly encourage you to consider participating in the Enterprise Search Summit, which will take place next May in New York. I presented there last year and enjoyed the opportunity to […]

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Google Search Appliance: Now Without HCIR!

August 20th, 2009 · 14 Comments

In an earlier post, I speculated about why Google is holding back on faceted search. Of course, I was talking about their web search properties, not their enterprise offerings. I thought that they’d seen the light by now that faceted search–and HCIR in general–is especially important in the enterprise, where you can’t rely on PageRank, […]

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Google Search Appliance Woos, But Does It Wow?

June 3rd, 2009 · 2 Comments

Yesterday, Google announced the latest version of its search appliance, GSA 6.0, to great fanfare. As usual, their emphasis was on scale: they’re pushing a distributed architecture that lets them “push it to a new realm: billions”. It’s a nice sound bite, and it played well to the press. The few analysts who commented about […]

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Enterprise Search eBook

April 14th, 2009 · Comments Off on Enterprise Search eBook

Ron Miller, Contributing Editor at EContent Magazine and Editor at FierceContentManagement, just released a free eBook on enterprise search: I’m pleased to announce my new eBook: Unlock the Power of Enterprise Search. I created this eBook in conjunction with Michelle Manafy, who is Editorial Director, Enterprise Group, for Information Today, Inc. The content in the […]

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Vivisimo, Please Keep It Real

March 13th, 2009 · 22 Comments

Let me preface this post with a clear disclaimer: I am the Chief Scientist of Endeca, a leading enterprise search vendor, but the views I express on this blog, including those about Endeca’s customers, partners, and competitors, are my own. And one of my strong personal opinions is that marketing campaigns should be honest. One […]

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Search-Related Conferences: Where’s The Beef?

January 27th, 2009 · 7 Comments

The other day, Stephen Arnold published a post entitled “Conference Spam or Conference Prime Rib” bemoaning “an increasing amount of conference spam” in the enterprise search space. Sharing his frustration with the marketing and hype that passes for technical discussion in this field, I posted a comment extolling the upcoming SIGIR Industry Track as an […]

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Enterprise Search Hype: An Example

January 5th, 2009 · 6 Comments

I was going through my alerts this morning for enterprise search and found this nugget in an interview with an enterprise search executive (the interview is easy to find on the web): What is the basis of your firm’s technical approach? XXX provides a highly scalable and manageable information access platform built on open standards. […]

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Endeca vs. Google, Round 2

November 26th, 2008 · 2 Comments

OK, it’s not quite Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier or even David vs. Goliath. But, hey, it’s personal, and this is my blog! A few months ago, I was quoted in a Forbes JargonSpy column, helping to explain why Google isn’t enough for the enterprise. Apparently that hit a nerve, since, shortly afterward, Google Enterprise Search […]

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Life, the Universe, and SEO

November 24th, 2008 · 8 Comments

In The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams tells the story of how the Amalgamated Union of Philosophers, Sages, Luminaries and Other Thinking Persons protest the development of a computer called Deep Thought to provide the Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything. Lunkwill and Fook, two of the philosophers, argue, “what’s the use […]

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