Concept Searching Limited

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Concept Searching Limited
IndustryInformation retrieval
HeadquartersUK, United States
Area served
conceptClassifier for SharePoint
conceptClassifier for SharePoint Online
Taxonomy Manager
Taxonomy Workflow

Concept Searching Limited is a software company which specializes in information retrieval software. It has products for Enterprise search, Taxonomy Management and Statistical classification.


Concept Searching was founded in 2002 in the UK and now has offices in the USA and South Africa. In August 2003 the company introduced the idea of using Compound term processing.[1][2]

Compound term processing allows statistical information retrieval applications to perform matching using multi-word concepts. This can improve the quality of search results and also allows unstructured information to be automatically classified with semantic metadata.[3]

The company's products run on the Microsoft .NET platform. The products integrate with Microsoft SharePoint and many other platforms.[4]

Concept Searching has developed the Smart Content Framework, which is a toolset that provides an enterprise framework to mitigate risk, automate processes, manage information, protect privacy, and address compliance issues. The Smart Content Framework is used by many large organizations including 23,000 users at the NASA Safety Center [5]


  • 100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management 2009/2010/2011/2012/2013/2014/2015/2016/2017 [6]
  • KMWorld Trend-Setting Products of 2009/2010/2011/2012/2013/2014/2015/2016/2017 [7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lateral thinking in information retrieval Information Management and Technology. 2003. vol 36; part 4, pp 169-173
  2. ^ [1] Lateral Thinking in Information Retrieval
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-01-26. Retrieved 2008-07-19. US Air Force Medical Service presentation at InterSymp-2008
  4. ^ [2] Microsoft Partner Profile
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-11-29. Retrieved 2014-11-15. NASA Safety Center using Smart Content Framework
  6. ^ "KMWorld Magazine".
  7. ^ "Trend-Setting Products".

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