Autonomy Selected by Mimas for Search Project

April 6, 2012 recently reported on a new search-related project that Autonomy has been selected for in the article, “Mimas Selects Autonomy to Streamline Academic Search.”

According to the article, Mimas, a provider of information resources for researchers in the United Kingdom, has been approached to improve the functionality of the JISC Collection’s digital book service. JISC’s historic books collection contains contains the full text or page images of more than 300,000 books published in Britain before 1800 alone.

Mimas sought out Autonomy’s IDOL software because they plan to use semantic linking software to save both time and money on the project.

Vic Lyte, head of technology services at Mimas stated:

“We did an in-depth analysis of the available technologies. We looked at Google, Yahoo and Microsoft but none could conceptualize like the Autonomy IDOL software. It would take around four and a half minutes for a paid researcher to search for a specific journal but with the IDOL software this is cut by a third.”

It looks like despite last year’s acquisition by Microsoft, Autonomy is still in the search game. Competitors are not out of the woods yet.

Jasmine Ashton, April 6, 2012

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2 Responses to “Autonomy Selected by Mimas for Search Project”

  1. Joe on April 6th, 2012 4:29 am

    Yikes!! Autonomy acquired by Microsoft??

  2. Susan Anderton on April 7th, 2012 3:45 am
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