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Cybergroup Makes Legal Decision to Use dtSearch

“dtSearch and Cybergroup’s dbConnector were the logical choice. The client needed the ability to search meta-data and content in one search, producing an integrated, comprehensive results presentation.”
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“For each search result, information such as author, sponsor, top-level taxonomy, and a synopsis is displayed in an easy-to-use presentation format. ”
Cybergroup, Inc. is a professional services firm with expertise in Internet and Intranet business strategy, Internet marketing communications, and Internet and Intranet technology solutions. Cybergroup provides a comprehensive range of Internet, Intranet, and Web site solutions and services, with a primary focus on Web to database integration.

One of the world’s largest law firms wanted to enhance their existing client document collection to include an advanced search tool that joined database and document information into the same search results. "This 'client facing' application provides access to a database and associated documents including briefs, articles, presentations, and legal opinions," explained Greg Bean, President of Cybergroup. "Clients were interested in locating information that required accessing both the database meta-data and document text.  For example, they might need to locate information by a certain author, only in legal briefs, and with the words 'false memory' in the text." 

Since the firm’s existing Web programming language was Adobe / Macromedia’s ColdFusion, Cybergroup proposed a Coldfusion-based search tool incorporating dtSearch and Cybergroup’s dbConnector product. dbConnector serves as a developer bridge between dtSearch, ODBC-compliant databases such as SQL Server, and unstructured document data (e.g. PDFs or Word documents). "dtSearch and Cybergroup’s dbConnector were the logical choice. The client needed the ability to search meta-data and content in one search, producing an integrated, comprehensive results presentation," said Ian Rashkin, Project Manager for Cybergroup.

The search tool Cybergroup developed consists of a search application and a custom indexer.  "The custom indexer runs once per night, building the various search indexes for each collection, and, very importantly, pulls associated meta-data (author(s), sponsor(s) date, etc.) from the SQL Server database," added Mr. Bean. "For each search result, information such as author, sponsor, top-level taxonomy, and a synopsis is displayed in an easy-to-use presentation format. Sorting options in the results display include results by Title, Author, Date, and Relevance."

For more information on Cybergroup and dbConnector, please visit www.cybergroup.com, email support@cybergroup.com or call 443-341-9705 x500.
 
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