A survey of information retrieval rendors
Kuhns, Robert J
Copyright (c) 1996 Sun Microsystems
Abstract: This report is a survey of vendors that develop and market information retrieval (IR) technology. The objective of this survey is to provide information for those who want an overview of text retrieval and document management companies, their products, and their indexing and searching capabilities. More specifically, it presents summary information for each corporation surveyed regarding its business, markets, products, and technology. Although the conclusion contains a discussion of trends, commonalities, and differences among the vendors in the information retrieval industry, this report does not make direct comparisons or competitive assessments between individual vendors. Since the report contains current summary information on vendors and their product offerings, it can be used as a resource for decisions involving software acquisitions and technology assessments.