State of Minnesota's Portal, World Wildlife Fund Choose Verity Ultraseek

Jun 01, 2004


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Verity Inc. has announced that its Ultraseek enterprise search software has been integrated into the public information portal of the State of Minnesota and is now being used across the World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) Web site.

The official Web site for Minnesota is known as North Star. It is an online presence for government departments and state agencies serving Minnesota government workers, residents, and businesses as well as visitors and those seeking to conduct business with or in the state. The Minnesota portal is the single information access point for all government services, offering information with dynamic content management. In addition, the site's fundamental design and operating principles aim to foster cross-agency collaboration and information sharing. In addition, the state is also leveraging Verity Ultraseek's Content Classification Engine (CCE) to organize the half million dynamic documents on the site into browseable topics for searching. While viewing topics, users can conduct focused queries by searching within a topic. In response to queries, the CCE Module displays search results and topics related to the returned documents.

The Verity Ultraseek enterprise search software is also being used across the WWF Web site. The WWF site draws visitors seeking to explore information about wildlife and conservation. A factor in the selection of Verity Ultraseek was the desire to allow visitors to find current information quickly and accurately. Verity Ultraseek also re-indexes all content on a nightly basis and properly tags new content in real-time. Now in its fifth decade, WWF works in more than 100 countries around the globe to conserve the diversity of life on earth. WWF directs its conservation efforts toward three global goals: saving endangered species, protecting endangered habitats, and addressing global threats such as toxic pollution, over-fishing and climate change.

(http://www.state.mn.us), (http://www.verity.com), (http://www.worldwildlife.org)