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News from Open Semantic Search project

  • 2016-08-27:
    The new release of Open Semantic Search has an enhanced thesaurus editor for managing vocabulary and named entities like Organizations, Persons, Locations or concepts and terms with more powerful user interfaces. The topbar and user interfaces of the thesaurus editor were restructured for better usability. Additionally you can add hidden labels or misspellings for managing typos and OCR errors, so documents will be found despite misspelled document contents.
  • 2016-07-09:
    Find many most important documents many many times earlier by doing expensive analysis later or in the background Extracting and analysis of many new documents needs time, especially if using enhanced and additional data analytics plugins like automatic textrecognition (OCR) of (embedded) image files or money extraction with text patterns (Regex). Sometimes it's better to be able to search earlier most parts of the documents fast, even if some more time intensive analytics parts are not done yet.
  • 2016-06-22:
    The new Open Source release brings very important new features and user interfaces and multiple times faster performance while document extraction and indexing.
  • 2016-06-21:
    Crawling files and documents (extracting or OCR many documents in file directories or on file shares) works now multiple times faster out of the box without knowledge about or need of additional time for such admin stuff.
  • 2016-02-19:
    Our ETL-Tools like the file indexing tools now can be used with Elastic Search, too. So you can add the contents of files of different file formats to an Elastic Search index very easy. Learn more...
  • 2015-11-18:
    Considering grammar rules the search engine will find more. So the search engine now is preconfigurated with stemming and will find different word forms out of the box. Learn more about grammar and stemming...
  • 2015-07-16:
    Search engine as virtual appliance or virtual machine with a search server for teams Open Semantic Search Appliance is the Open Semantic Search all in one package for desktop users (including Solr server, UI, tools and connectors) as virtual machine image for search, analysis and document mining in many documents for teams having a virtual maschine host like a Windows or Linux server running a virtual machine host like Virtual Box.
  • 2015-07-15:
    You dont have to download install many single components anymore for a standard installation of all main components to install Open Semantic Search on a Linux server. Now there is a all in one package Open Semantic Search Server including Solr server, UI, tools and connectors for easy full installation on a Debian or Ubuntu based Linux server or within am existing Debian or Ubuntu based Linux virtual maschine (VM).
  • 2015-05-26:
    The new graph/network analysis view shows you the relations, connections and networks between entities and contents, data and documents. The bigger a named entity is, the more documents containing this named entity (f.e. a person, organization, location or tag). The broader a connection is, the more documents contain both of the connected named entities.
  • 2015-05-11:
    Open Semantic Desktop Search is a Open Semantic Search all in one package for desktop users (including Solr server, UI, tools and connectors) as virtual machine image for search on your own desktop computer or notebook on Linux, Windows or iOS (Mac).
  • 2015-04-12:
    After the Named Entities Manager now our search user interface supports more complex queries (especially wildcards within phrases), too. Search for Helmut Ko* would find irrelevant docs with content like Helmut Mueller mag Kartoffeln mit Kohl. But phrase search like "Helmut Kohl" would not find Helmut Kohler. Now you can use wildcards like * within phrase search (within quotes), too.
  • 2015-03-29:
    The named entities manager is the user interface for managing entities like organizations, persons, locations, groups and facets to apply this structure to exploratory search, aggregated overviews and interactive filters (faceted search). The new version has now has new user interfaces providing much more usability. So it is realy easy to add and manage entities even for laypersons. The new user interface is responsive, so you can use it even on mobiles.
  • 2015-03-19:
    The new release of Open Semantic Search is based on the new Solr 5.0.0
  • 2014-12-22:
    There is now an webapp and user interface for managing RSS-Newsfeeds and how often to import them.
  • 2014-09-22:
    An additional OCR plugin integrates Scantailor for deskewing scans, so OCR results get better for low quality scans.
  • 2014-09-08:
    If you have not only some search queries but a whole list (i.e. a list of company names) and you want to search for every entry of this list, if there are results in your data, you can use the listsearch webapp. The new version supports fuzzy search, so that your search with lists will find even results that are similar, i.e. because of typos, missing parts of the company name or OCR errors while automatic text recognition.
  • 2014-09-03:
    Import, browse, search and filter structured data from CSV files If you want search, navigate, browse and filter a CSV spreadsheet even if it is too big for excel or Open Office Calc: Just copy the CSV file to a directory with file monitoring or index it the standard way by indexing a file from your filesystem or URI from the web. So you are able to search for the content of the CSV file.
  • 2014-08-17:
    The table view now is responsive, so you can scroll the columns to left or right using the swipe gesture or touch the icons to switch between columns if there are too many columns to display all of them on the screen. Responsive tables are displayed by Tablesaw.
  • 2014-08-10:
    Text stored in image formats like JPG, PNG, TIFF or GIF (i.e. scans, photos or screenshots) can not be found by standard fulltext search. So the search engine Open Semantic Search enriches meta data of images like filename, format and size with results from automatic text recognition (OCR).
  • 2014-07-20:
    With the new enhancer XMP sidecar files you can integrate metadata like tags or descriptions from XMP sidecar files from photo databases (i.e. from Adobe Photoshop Lightroom or JPhototagger).
  • 2014-07-04:
    With our integration of Drupal CMS as metadata management system you can use the flexible custom content types, custom fieds and taxonomies of the open source CMS for tagging and annotation. Since it has flexible user management tools it can be even used for public crowdsourcing. Read more
  • 2014-05-18:
    We released a new version of our PHP user interface for the open-source search engine Solr with improved usability: New Features Improved Preview More details and beter arrangement (especially if viewing with mobiles) with different subviews / subtabs for ocr and metadata in preview. More than three empty lines will be stripped to a maximum of three empty lines.