, UK-based information retrieval experts, today announced the launch of its Discovery Engine, a necessary evolution of Internet technology that enables a meaningful knowledge of information published on the Internet.
Discovery Engine technology brings order to Internet's Frontier mentality
This will enhance an organisation's abilities to protect intellectual property, manage brand reputations and conduct research.
Envisional's first customer is the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), a body that represents 1,400 record producers and distributors around the world. The Discovery Engine is the centrepiece in a software development project that IFPI will be working on with Envisional over the next 6 months.
Ben Coppin, CEO of Envisional Software, said, 'Theft on the internet was only declared illegal two weeks ago - that's symptomatic of a frontier mentality where the rules are not even there to be broken. Today, the Internet is a primary mechanism for the conduct of business and individuals must be as accountable for their actions in the online world as they are in the real one. Our discovery engine technology sifts through millions of links to identify, with a precision that was never possible before, exactly what is being published by whom on what subject. It's search technology that the industry has been waiting for.'
IFPI, the music industry's chief watchdog, is working with Envisional to solve an Internet piracy problem that has increased rapidly over the last six months. IFPI has estimated that at least 25 million illegal music files are available on the Internet with up to 1 billion downloaded annually.
About the Discovery Engine
Envisional uses an advanced, rules-based language to automate a discovery process beyond the scope of human capability. It helps businesses find out what is being said about them, their clients and competitors or a particular field of research. This ground breaking software is helping to ease the transition of the old world economy to new media conditions by overcoming the lack of precision search tools for unstructured data.
It aims to help organisations in three distinct ways:
Traditional search engines cannot provide any real precision in information retrieval, making it difficult, expensive and time consuming for organisations to address these problems. Envisional's Discovery Engine technology addresses precisely these shortcomings.
Envisional makes its Discovery Engine technology available to customers in a variety of ways. It offers a complete service to its clients, maintaining a Professional Services staff to customise reports to meet individual business requirements. Envisional provides a 24 hour monitoring service with immediate up-dates which are available in both on- and off-line formats. Complete confidentiality is assured through separate secure databases.
Customer offerings developed to date include:
Customers whose search criteria remain consistent over time simply provide this information to Envisional and receive a regular report updating them with all new relevant information published on the Internet. Customers whose search criteria change regularly are assigned an account team that manages this process on their behalf.