IBM said today they are giving away search software concentrating on factual information and concepts over traditional keyword searches used by most of the main search engine entities out there.
The big search companies have done fairly basic searches with regard to searching internally, IBM want to take this to the next level. This will include text documents, web pages, problem reports, email and other unstructured content sources to garner more understanding from the context of the information.
IBM calls this technology “Unstructured Information Management Architecture” (UIMA) and the key component to this UIMA is WebSphere Information Integrator Omnifind Edition. UIMA sets up the framework to be used to add text analytics to any application and enables interoperability among different vendors’ analytics software and enterprise applications.
"Today's announcement will usher in a shift in how companies can use their unstructured information for greater business intelligence," said Nelson Mattos, IBM distinguished engineer and vice president strategy, WebSphere Information Integration Solutions. "By delivering higher quality search results enhanced by newly discovered concepts, relationships and facts, we can help enable solutions to find the exact information