Verity has announced Verity Federator, which is a Java infrastructure with a public application programming interface (API) designed to seamlessly integrate the search systems of Verity Ultraseek (formerly Inktomi Enterprise Search, which Verity acquired in December 2002) and Verity K2 Enterprise (K2E) customers.
The new offering is also said to be designed to allow customers to leverage K2E’s advanced classification and personalization functionality across all content, including third-party content sources and applications, regardless of where the content is stored.
Verity says in many enterprise environments, it is common to find both Verity Ultraseek and Verity K2E being used by different departments for different applications. To compile results from both systems, users typically had to submit separate queries to each system and then manually assimilate the results. Verity Federator’s ease of implementation and administration capability is designed to enable users to submit a single query and quickly get an accurate view into all of their enterprise’s intellectual capital.
Verity adds that Federator’s open API is designed to allow users to extend search, classification and recommendation functionality across multiple content sources, magnifying return on investment