Teragram Integrates Linguistic Tools with Apache Lucene Open Source Search Engine
Enhances Basic Search Function of Lucene; Incorporates Enterprise Search Functionality
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Teragram, a SAS company and the leading provider of multilingual natural language processing technologies, announced today that it has integrated its linguistic suite into the Apache Lucene open source search platform. Lucene is a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library which powers sites such as Wikipedia, CNET Reviews and Eventful.com. The integration enables Lucene users to add taxonomies and faceted search to their web sites, as well as to correct the spelling of queries and search in multiple languages. Using Teragram’s solutions, enterprises deploying Lucene can provide site searchers with a functionality that parallels popular enterprise search platforms on the market today.
“We’re happy to provide Lucene users with language processing enhancements so they can meet the high-performance standards of traditional enterprise search engines, while still enjoying the freedom of the open source experience.”
Teragram’s full suite of products, including TK240 taxonomy management, automatic categorization and automatic metadata generation enhance Lucene’s basic search function. As a result, adopters of the open source search engine (for embedded search on both internal and external-facing sites) can provide consumers with a more comprehensive experience that includes a searchable index. The faceted index is built using Teragram’s taxonomy tools that classify words into relevant topics and sub-topics.
Teragram’s powerful multilingual natural language processing tools provide linguistic modules such as morphological stemming, spelling correction, parts-of-speech tagging, related queries and more. Teragram also offers dictionaries in a variety of Eastern and Western European, Asian and Middle Eastern languages.
“Lucene is expanding its user base to high-profile corporate and consumer-facing websites around the world, and quickly becoming the open source alternative to traditional enterprise search,” said Dr. Yves Schabes, president and co-founder of Teragram. “We’re happy to provide Lucene users with language processing enhancements so they can meet the high-performance standards of traditional enterprise search engines, while still enjoying the freedom of the open source experience.”
Teragram, a SAS company, is the market leader in mobile and multilingual natural language processing technologies that use the meaning of text to distill relevant information from vast amounts of data. Founded in 1997 by innovators in the field of computational linguistics, Teragram alone offers the speed, accuracy and global language support that customers and partners demand to retrieve and organize growing volumes of digital information. Teragram helps customers perform more efficient searches and better organize information in more than 30 languages, enabling them to reach new markets and make better decisions. Teragram serves customers across the publishing, pharmaceutical, telecommunications and financial industries, including Ariba, Ask.com, Associated Press, CNN, Factiva, EBSCO Publishing, Ebay, FAST Search & Transfer, Forbes.com, InfoSpace, NYTimes Digital, OneSource, Reed Business Information, Ricoh, Sony, Verity, WashingtonPost.com, Wolters Kluwer, the World Bank and Yahoo!. For more information, please contact 1-617-576-6800 or visit http://www.teragram.com/info.
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