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BBC chooses Intelliseek to power research portal

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LONDON: The BBC has chosen Intelliseek's Enterprise Search Server (ESS) technology to power a research portal for BBC journalists, producers and researchers who need single-point access to vast amounts of information currently stored in numerous, disparate sources.

 

An official release informs that instead of searching separately for background information the BBC's communications professionals can now use a single desktop interface to gain access to news clippings, broadcast and recording archives, images, internal or specialty databases; and subscription content sources.



The Cincinnati based Intelliseek specialises in federated search technologies that capture, track and analyse information from thousands of disparate sources and in multiple formats to provide real-time research and intelligence.



By pooling disparate sources into a single interface with built-in relevance and continuous updates, ESS technology helps organisations cut the time necessary for research, decision-making, planning, sales, marketing and product development.



The ESS implementation is accessible to more than 5,000 BBC users worldwide. The research portal can be used by producers, journalists and researchers as they develop and create news, comedy and entertainment programmes the release states.



The ESS deployment for the BBC provides single-point desktop access to a variety of sources, including subscription sources, reference works and research services; the BBC's archive of TV, radio and music (some dating 50 years or more); the BBC's photograph and music libraries (CD/LP/cassette/digital); and other content, such as specialty databases, maps and services used to identify and locate expert sources for news stories or interviews.

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