Enterprise Search

  • The practice of making content from multiple enterprise-type sources, such as databases and intranets, searchable to a defined audience.
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Enterprise search is the practice of making content from multiple enterprise-type sources, such as databases and intranets, searchable to a defined audience.

"Enterprise search" is used to describe the software of search information within an enterprise (though the search function and its results may still be public). Enterprise search can be contrasted with web search, which applies search technology to documents on the open web, and desktop search, which applies search technology to the content on a single computer.

Enterprise search systems index data and documents from a variety of sources such as: file systems, intranets, document management systems, e-mail, and databases. Many enterprise search systems integrate structured and unstructured data in their collections. Enterprise search systems also use access controls to enforce a security policy on their users.

Enterprise search can be seen as a type of vertical search of an enterprise.

Snippet from Wikipedia: List of enterprise search vendors

This is a list of enterprise search vendors, restricted to those that have a dedicated wikipedia entry.

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