Watch Free Recorded Webinar About How Smartlogic Semaphore Integrates With Lucene/Solr to Enhance Enterprise Search Results

Top Quote Smartlogic, the makers of Semaphore, the open semantic platform, have made available online their recent webinar 'Cutting Search Chaos' where they discuss how combining Semaphore with Apache Lucene/Solr can deliver the highest quality enterprise search experience and provide the most compelling semantic search applications. With presentations from Smartlogic and Lucid Imagination. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) September 14, 2010 - The recent 'Cutting Search Chaos' webinar, a co-production between Smartlogic and Lucid Imagination, the commercial entity for Lucene/Solr, discusses how the integration of Smartlogic Semaphore with Lucene/Solr can help businesses overcome the challenges inherent in enterprise search and dramatically enhance the user experience of enterprise search by adding semantic abilities such as using ontologies to help users find the relevant information that they need quickly and easily.
    Presenting in the webinar are Toby Conrad, Senior Consultant for Smartlogic, Lucid Imagination's Senior Search Architect, Tom Hill, with an introduction from Lucid's David Fishman. The free recorded webinar is now available to watch online here:

    Smartlogic ( are the developers of the open semantic platform, Semaphore, that offers the services of advanced and automated ontology management, rules-based content classification and search enhancement to create a powerful semantic search capability that results in enhanced Findability and a better search experience for users.

    David Fishman opens the discussion with some background information on Lucid Imagination's approach to enterprise search, how this approach deals with the problems faced by users of enterprise commercial search outside of the internet, and how Lucid effectively harnesses the innovative capabilities of the open source community.

    Tom Hill goes on to explain how to implement this approach with Lucene/Solr, describing how it can enhance enterprise search results by delivering advanced metadata search, faceted navigation and augmented content extraction.

    Smartlogic's Toby Conrad opens by identifying some of the biggest challenges faced by search projects and talking about the kinds of user experience that might address these problems.
    He discusses typical search-related issues such as "missing" or "too many" results produced by the ambiguous nature of language; the neglect of in-house optimisation within enterprise domains and the subsequent need for the rich search and navigation interface that is provided by Semaphore.
    Specifically designed to meet these challenges, Semaphore offers the services of advanced and automated ontology management, rules-based content classification and search enhancement to create a hierarchical faceted search out of previously unstructured content. As Semaphore relies on automating the laborious tasks - such as building ontologies and classifying content - it delivers the functionality without the headache.
    Together the speakers show how Solr and Semaphore, as a combined platform, can, in Toby Conrad's words, "supercharge search applications" by delivering the most compelling enterprise search results at a fraction of the normal cost. Semaphore provides open APIs for all its capabilities and is already fully integrated with Lucene/Solr so it is quick and easy to deploy.

    Watch the recorded webinar at or visit the Smartlogic website for information and assistance in piloting the Lucene/Solr project.

    Company profile:
    About Smartlogic -

    Smartlogic are the UK-based creators of Semaphore, an open semantic platform that adds advanced content classification capabilities to information management systems in order to provide the most compelling semantic applications for search, content management and business process automation.

    Adopting a semantic approach to information management improves the accuracy and efficacy of information intensive tasks such as applying metadata and finding information, as well as enabling content integration across disparate sources. This combination delivers the highest return on an organisations information assets..

    Media companies use Semaphore to improve the quality of their information feeds
    Government authorities use Semaphore to tag information according to their standards
    Investment banks use Semaphore to consolidate their information costs
    Online directories use Semaphore to increase their advertising revenues
    Intranets and websites use Semaphore to boost their use
    Knowledge managers use Semaphore to manage their taxonomies and ontologies

    Clients include NASA, The National Health Service, ABN Amro, Bank of America and The Office of Public Sector Information.

    Jeremy Bentley
    , 14 Greville Street, London EC1N 8SB, UK
    +44 (0)1223 451 046

  • FB Icon Twitter Icon In-Icon
Contact Information