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Privately owned company
Industry Search Engine
Information technology
Information access
Founded 2002
Headquarters Paris, France
Products Sinequa ES V8
Revenue $10 million (2011)
Number of employees
Slogan Connect to Knowledge TM

Sinequa /sɨˈnɛkwə/ is a French Unified Information Access software vendor.

Company overview[edit]

Sinequa is a software editor providing a real-time Big Data Search & Analytics platform. It offers users Unified Information Access to all textual and database data, supported by analytics including Natural Language Processing (NLP).

Company history[edit]

It was founded in 1984 as a linguistic laboratory under the name CORA which developed the foundation of the product that later became Sinequa Corporate Search. Sinequa was acquired in a leveraged buyout in 2004 by CEO Alexandre Bilger. Its name comes from

  • the Latin phrase sine qua non (meaning “without which not”)
  • a sine qua non item is one that is needed

Sinequa employs approximately 40 people in 3 countries (Paris, London and Frankfurt).


Sinequa provides services to Mercer, Siemens,[1] Bouygues,[2] Saint-Gobain,[3] the French bank Crédit Agricole [4] and Atos.[5]


The main functions offered by Sinequa are the followings:

  • Access to all structured semi-structured and unstructured data
  • Global semantic dictionary in six languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Dutch)
  • Dictionary and linguistic analysis in 20 languages, including Arabic, Chinese and Russian
  • Ability to easily create Search-Based Applications (SBA)
  • Navigation in information, based on semantic axes, discovery of hidden correlations, semantically similar documents and cross-linguistic semantics
  • Full, incremental and real-time indexing of billions of documents with an efficient hardware architecture.
  • Capacity to generate sums, averages, and simple BI-type analytics on Terabytes even Petabytes structured data results sets (e.g., pie charts, graphs).

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