This January we launched a new search experience called Search 2.0 and over the last few releases we have enhanced the experience quite a bit as well an integrated the experience into some of our other products like SalesWorks. Although an information professional by training (yeah i can build a mean boolean query) over the last few months i have found myself turning to the Search 2.0 feature more and more. The results are very relevant, the results page includes visualization that not only provides headlines results but summarizes the results through visualization and allows me to discover themes that i might not have known to search for using keyword and phrase clustering.
Since i am always looking for that information nugget about my customers, new technologies or general business news that might affect the enterprise environment Search 2.0 with my alerts via RSS have been fabulous.
Well the hard work that the product group has put into building this innovative search experience has paid off. This week the International Information Industry Awards took place in London. Hosted by Online Information 2006 and Information World Review, the awards offer the chance for the global industry to recognise the achievements of information teams, information and content management projects, vendors and individual information professionals.
Factiva Search 2.0 was awarded [note corrected on Dec 1st: we are a finalists of] one of the Best Specialist Search Product
* Factiva Search 2.0
* Nexidia Rich Media Search
Congrats to the product well done- and you have me addicted!