A group of 1,000. The name Chiliad symbolizes the ability to access thousands of distributed information sources simultaneously.
The ability to mine concepts from data using linguistic analysis
Concept and Entity Extraction
A search function that identifies significant vocabulary items (such as people, places, or products) in text documents and produces a list of those items.
Factual information (as measurements or statistics) used as a basis for reasoning, discussion, or calculation
A pull of information from multiple on a specific subject into a specific report
A method of ensuring information has not been altered by unauthorized or unknown means.
Document Management System
The implementation of administrative, technical or physical measures to guard against the unauthorized access to data (definition developed by ATIS Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions).
The term most often used to descript search within an organization; although in Chiliad’s case it extends past the organization as well. This is in contrast to the other two main type of horizontal search environment: web search and desktop search.
Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS)
A U.S. government standard published by the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST).
A search capability that enables searches across multiple search services and returns a consolidated list of search results.
The ability to sort and rank documents based on their geographical distance from a given source position.
Global Knowledge Fusion
The ability to achieve real-time fusion of content from distributed sources, enabling organizations to “connect the dots into actionable intelligence”
Chiliad’s proprietary fusion method ensures that a particular document would be ranked identically regardless of which of the distributed systems it came from. This fusion is performed very efficiently, in real time, with minimal network activity, and without sending a single document or record across the network.
Knowledge obtained from investigation, study, or instruction
The ability to apply knowledge to manipulate one’s environment or to think abstractly as measured by objective criteria
The fact or condition of knowing something with familiarity gained through experience or association
A search type that browses, retrieves, and indexes a document with terms that are reduced to their base form (for example, so that mice is indexed as mouse) or expanded with their base form (as with compound words).
Data that provides information about other data
A metasearch system takes a single query or request from a user and sends it to multiple search engines or systems for processing then merges the results for presentation to the user.
National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST)
A division of the U.S. Dept. of Commerce that publishes open, interoperability standards called Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS).
A formal representation of a set of concepts within a domain and the relationships between those concepts; it is used to explain or reason about the properties of that domain, and may be used to help define the domain.
Precision and Recall
Precision is the ability to accurately retrieve results. Recall in search terms is the ability to retrieve as many results as possible that match the search or query.
To ask; in search terms this is the combination of words used for searching
Queries per second (QPS)
The number of queries that the search platform will process in one second.
A method of arranging results according to their relevancy
Relevance or Relevance Ranking
The ability (as of an information retrieval system) to retrieve material that satisfies the needs of the user, or the measure of how well the search answers the question.
Information Risk management
Performance of activities to mitigate the chance of adverse events related to a company’s information assets. Activities include risk identification, assessment, prioritization and control.
Capable of being scaled. Scalability indicated the capability of a system to be easily expanded or to increase throughput in a seamless manner.
Search-enabled Business Intelligence
The combination of enterprise search with business intelligence capabilities.
Situational Awareness (SA)
Situation awareness (SA) involves being aware of what is happening around you to understand how information, events, and your own actions will impact your goals and objectives, both now and in the near future. Lacking SA or having inadequate SA has been identified as one of the primary factors in accidents attributed to human error.
A classification of objects into groups based on similarities. In enterprise search, a taxonomy organizes data into categories and subcategories.