The Johns Hopkins Institutions have chosen Verity Ultraseek, a downloadable enterprise search engine from Verity Inc., for nearly 1,000 of their Web sites. The Johns Hopkins Institutions, a university and health care facility, first deployed the Ultraseek technology a few years ago after an ABC News television program profile of the Johns Hopkins' medical facility generated a rise in queries to its main external medical systems Web site. The Ultraseek technology was formerly known as Inktomi Enterprise Search prior its acquisition by Verity in December 2002.
The content repositories at Johns Hopkins consist of hundreds of document formats that are spread across Web servers, file systems, secure systems, and other repositories. Verity Ultraseek's spider indexes these into an Ultraseek Index that makes them searchable with a single query, permitting manuals, journals, abstracts or research papers to be stored in the format in which they were created.