Here is a sampler of some of the search-specific software and services vendors.
ASG Software Solutions
Total Content Integrator (TCI)
Web search across repositories, file systems, databases and applications, including e-mail and SharePoint.
Semantic middleware for organizational search and classification.
Active Intelligence Engine
Integrate information from internal and external sources for Web portals, site search, discovery and data analysis.
“Pan-enterprise” search across company divisions, operating systems, language barriers and file types; FRCP-compliant.
SharePoint Monitor provides real-time, graphical topology of the Microsoft SharePoint environment.
Extends the search capabilities of SharePoint Server and Microsoft Search Server.
Structured and unstructured data including: e-mails, attachments, OCR’d images, PDFs.
Abstraction layer for search in an API that encapsulates complex query languages.
Taxonomy and automatic document classification using “compound term processing.”
Agent Community GEN2
Idea generation, personalized monitoring, precision harvesting and data mashup.
Latent semantic indexing-—search intelligence from the documents being indexed.
Coveo Enterprise Search
Access to e-mail, archives, CRM, support systems, intranet, enterprise systems, databases, Web and multimedia.
Full-text and linguistic techniques plus data navigation.
Desktop, network, Internet or intranet search.
HTML content, documents and digital assets.
EMC Documentum Federated Search Services
Access to an unlimited number of information sources with a single query.
Information Access Platform
Structured MDEX Engine database and information transformation layer for content acquisition and enrichment.
CloudView Search Edition
E-mail, Web pages, Office documents, PDFs, database records, enterprise application data, audio, video, images.
Semantic search—automatic comprehension of words, sentences, paragraphs and whole documents.
Mindbreeze Search Appliance
Contextualized results that are ready for action.
Google Search Appliance; Google Mini
On-premise, relevant search for your intranet or Web site.
OmniFind Enterprise Edition
Find, analyze and mine unstructured information—regardless of storage location or format.
Automated semantic tagging, industry-specific taxonomies, clustering, faceting.
InQuira Intelligent Search
Linguistic techniques and contextual understanding of the intent behind a user’s query.