Autonomy & HP – a technology viewpoint

I'm not going to comment on the various financial aspects of the recent news about HP's write-down of the value of its Autonomy acquisition - others are able to do this far better than me - but I would urge anyone interested to re-read the documents Oracle released earlier this year. However, I am going to write about the IDOL technology itself (I'd ...Continue reading

Online Information 2010 – it's quiet, too quiet

We dropped in to the Online 2010 event at Olympia this week, and were immediately struck by how quiet the event was: yes, there's been some terrible weather recently in the UK but there were fewer stalls than last year, a smaller exhibition space and very few exhibitors in the enterprise search space - no Autonomy, Google, Vivisimo or Endeca for example. Unlike previous years there was no dedicated 'search' area on the exhibition floor, and we d...Continue reading

Building a new press cuttings service for the Financial Times

Those of you who read my slides from Search Solutions 2010 will have spotted a case study on our work for the Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations. When the Financial Times decided to bring their digital press cuttings in-house in summer 2010, they asked us to build a powerful 'search server' that they could easily integrate into their existing product offerings. We built an indexer for...Continue reading