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Federated Search - Don't Get Caught Taking the Narrow View of What is Possible

by Mark Martin 05 Nov, 2009 in Products and Content

 As with most things, all federated search products are not created equally. Recently, I ran across a situation where federated search was derided for lack of capability related to precision search and relevancy ranking. As is often the case, this derision is founded in a narrow view of federated search. The view that federated search is only capable of generically searching data stores or not providing relevance across the resources being searched is this narrow view of what the technology can achieve.

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