Valuable TeraText Report Now Available

March 3, 2014

The legacy of TeraText is long, but many in the information field have never heard of the pioneering database. Our own Stephen E. Arnold shares his extensive knowledge on the subject in a free 30-page analysis, “TeraText: Decades in the Making, Still Performing Mission Critical Functions.” The report is number 11 in Mr. Arnold’s valuable Vendor Profiles series. Why should we learn about a veteran like TeraText? He explains:

“TeraText provides a robust, scalable information processing system to government entities in the U.S., Australia, and elsewhere. TeraText is the forerunner of such systems as Recorded Future (funded by In-Q-Tel and Google) and IBM i2 Analyst Notebook. Yet most vendors marketing search and content processing systems are unaware of this important system. My report fills an important gap in the literature describing advanced information retrieval systems.”

Originally funded by university research grants, TeraText became a core system for governmental entities in law-making, defense, and intelligence. Perhaps the system’s low profile stems from the company’s sales approach; they prefer to capture a few large-scale contracts on their product’s merits, rather than capture widespread attention with flashy marketing.

If you are not familiar with the Vendor Profile series, you owe it to yourself to check out this free resource. Arnold brings his formidable expertise to bear on analyses of search and content processing vendors like Convera, Entopia, Fulcrum, and Verity. These papers are no thin giveaways; they rival reports from firms that charge as much as $3,500. Arnold’s shares this work for free, because he believes knowledge about foundational search systems can help companies make better decisions about vendor claims. He also hopes that spreading basic information about important search and content processing systems will speed up innovation in this typically sluggish field.

Cynthia Murrell, March 03, 2014

Sponsored by, developer of Augmentext


One Response to “Valuable TeraText Report Now Available”

  1. JF Martin on March 4th, 2014 3:00 pm

    Good afternoon – the ‘Teratext: Decades in the…’ link does not link to anything. Where can I find the report ?

    Thanks for your great web site.

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