Magazine article Information Today

Fulcrum Releases New Version of Ful/Text Text-Retrieval Software

Magazine article Information Today

Fulcrum Releases New Version of Ful/Text Text-Retrieval Software

Article excerpt

Fulcrum Technologies, Inc. has released Version 6 of its Ful/Text indexing and text-retrieval software. The new release features a retrieval capability called intuitive searching, which allows users to search for information in a natural and instinctive way.

In addition to intuitive searching, Fulcrum Ful/Text Version 6 incorporates all features and functionality of previous versions of Ful/Text, including complete Boolean and fuzzy Boolean retrieval with statistical relevance ranking, and a comprehensive multi-platform client-server architecture. Version 6 also adds numerous technical enhancements for the support of dynamic link libraries and for integration with structured databases in distributed environments.

With the intuitive searching capability of Fulcrum Ful/Text Version 6, application developers can provide end users with products that feature a powerful method of immediately locating and retrieving relevant information from a collection of documents on an ad hoc basis. Users can browse through material and select documents or parts of documents that are of particular interest. The system then finds other documents that are similar to the ones selected and displays them ranked in order of likely relevance.

"Intuitive searching puts the individual user in complete control of each step of the process. This is significant advancement over existing search techniques such as concept searching, which require a large initial investment in time and effort before a user can even begin the search," said Peter Eddison, vice president, market development at Fulcrum Technologies, Inc. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.