Intergator

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intergator
Intergator Logo.png
Developer(s) interface projects GmbH
Stable release intergator 5.1 (14th of July 2015) [1]
Written in Java, Groovy and XML/JSON
Operating system Linux, Microsoft Windows
Type Enterprise Search, Information Management, Business Applications, Knowledge Management, Semantic Search, Social Intranet, Compliance
License Commercial, test version available for download, also offered as appliance hardware
Website http://www.intergator.de

intergator is an Information Access Platform and a product suite for Enterprise Search. It is an intelligent systemwide search engine, knowledge management- and analytics platform. The fifth generation focusses on Enterprise Search - Next Generation, Big Content Analytics, Knowledge Capturing and Social Intranet. It is developed by interface projects GmbH, a subsidiary of the interface business group with its head office in Dresden, Sachsen.

Development[edit]

2003 the first version of intergator come onto the market. The key functions are built on the program `TextDog`, which was developed by Kristian Hermsdorf in context of his diploma thesis in 2000. He wrote his thesis about the automated classification of documents with neural networks. The thesis became the starting point for the Enterprise Search Solution “intergator”.

The software was developed for quickly location of relevant information within enterprise network (Enterprise Search).

With the help of connectors, the system enables a comprehensive indexing of more than 550 file formats. Basic technology of intergator is Lucene and the programming language is Java.

Responsible for the high scalability of the software are integrated modules like the Documentation Reader. intergator runs after installation on every Internetbrowser. Responsible for a high degree of individualization is the free adaptable Social Dashboard.

Features[edit]

Social Dashboard[edit]

The intergator Social Dashboard is an individual unique tailor-made interface capturing all source of information needed.No need to always start a new search. Search queries are automatically saved. intergator retrieves proactively and permanently new information related to search queries. Fundament of the intergator Social Dashboard is a search throughout various systems. Results of preconfigurable search requests will be shown in free placeable apps on the dashboard.

Context-Dependent Search Suggestion[edit]

Suggestions coming up by relations are known since internet search engines have been used. These suggestions encourage more complex queries, which are not always of relevance. Data based applications offer support for filling forms and search fields, prepared by an exact list of waked feeds. Suggestions made by intergator are generated by an adapted combination of both methods.

Documentation Reader[edit]

Locate text within large documents quickly with visual highlighting, straight from the browser and without additional plug-in installations.

Analytics[edit]

Analytics offers extensive analysis and statistical functions about search behavior and document access. Data quality can be improved by detecting duplicates.

Thumbnail previews and knowledge network[edit]

The usability and flexibility in displaying search results and hit details is supported by dynamically rendered templates. So it is possible to show various attributes, like metadata of search results as well as links to continuative information to similar or connected documents.

Facets[edit]

Facets have become standard in modern enterprise search solutions. Their main use can be seen in filtering search results by considering the peculiarity of values of important hit attributes. Facets can be defined at every moment and are available without reindexing while business goes on. In many cases the user will not find documents, but the specification of particular meta data is the answer on a query. Therefore facets are presented as results and not real search results.

OCR-Service[edit]

OCR is a text recognition module. Text is acquired from scanned documents or images in PDF files – essential for full–text search and automatic metadata extraction.

Navigator[edit]

The Navigator is an alternative to a standard search interface. Search results are visualized with a hypertree and a tabular view, which is particularly suitable for exploratory search.

Mobile Search[edit]

For mobile accessing of all enterprise information (list of employees, business contacts, documentations etc.) a special web interface is available.

Connectors[edit]

Connectors are the connection between intergator and the data sources. All connectors are in-house developements of interface projects GmbH. Standard connectors are free of charge.

Management Center[edit]

The Managament Center is responsible for administration and monitoring the intergator server status.

Additional Features[edit]

  • Combination between favorites and tags leads to individualization within the application
  • Facets serves as restriction for search terms and can be redefined every time
  • Dynamic grouping of search results leads to prioritization of parts of the result
  • Recognizing scanned text (OCR) for opening additional content and generation of metadata with help of text-identification service

Fields of application[edit]

  • Enterprise Search
  • Intranet Solution
  • Knowledge Management and Analytics Platform
  • Search Based Applications (e.g. Business Applications/Business Intelligence)
  • Website-Search

Strategic Partnerships[edit]

  • Since 2008 PPS Pre Press System GmbH from Oberusel/Taunes integrated intergator since 2008 as intelligent search in the digitalized achieves.
  • Since July 2011, the company cooperates with aexea GmbH from Stuttgart to collect knowledge together. With the joint product `analygator`, they can develop strategic knowledge about competitors.[2]
  • The partnership with the Austrian company IT Design Software Projects & Consulting GmbH in March 2014, marked the beginning of the spread of intergator beyond the german borders.[3]
  • In December 2014, interface projects GmbH started the partnership with the company ACIS Information Technology from Dubai (UAE). ACIS represents the central distribution point for the knowledge management and analytics platform intergator in the Middle East.
  • Since May 2015, the edoc solutions ag from Weilerswist is a new sales and solution partner of interface projects GmbH. Edoc solutions GmbH is a specialist in the field of Enterprise Content Management (ECM).

Awards[edit]

intergator Enterprise Search has been awarded by “Initiative Mittelstand” in the category `Reporting` as category-winner.[4] In the year 2008 interface projects GmbH received an award in the category knowledge management for intergator.[5] 2009 intergator reached the round of nominated in the category Landessieger Saxony.[6]

Individual detections[edit]

  1. ^ press release of interface projects GmbH
  2. ^ press release from openpr.de
  3. ^ press release of interface projects GmbH
  4. ^ Initiative Mittelstand - 2007 award category Reporting
  5. ^ Initiative Mittelstand - 2008 award category Knowledge Management
  6. ^ press archive of interface:projects GmbH

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