Verity Inc. has announced the availability of the newest release of its specialized search application development platform, Verity K2 Enterprise (K2E). Version 6.0 includes a new Business Console to enhance relevance management, a new User Interface Building Blocks feature that accelerates deployment and improved navigation to let users browse and search on attributes and text.
K2E's new User Interface Building Blocks deliver a set of widgets for basic and advanced search, as well as attribute and category browsing. The redesigned K2 Dashboard streamlines administration by providing IT administrators with a single system view of their entire K2 deployment, including multiple servers. In addition, with the new User Interface Building Blocks, IT administrators can now deploy Faceted Navigation user interfaces that provide an end-user search experience that combine taxonomy browsing, attribute browsing, and text search. Verity K2E's new Business Console is designed to enable IT administrators and business managers to view search trends, react to changing search patterns, and provide targeted results to end-users. In addition, the Business Console can be integrated with Verity Collaborative Classifier, a K2E capability that distributes taxonomy management to the people who know and use the content with knowledge engineers who specialize in classification.
Verity K2E 6.0 includes new search features including: New XML query capabilities fully leverage the structure of XML documents, improving search relevance. This new version of the Verity Search family's specialized search applications development platform also provides enhanced content support for access to business data. Microsoft Outlook email and attachments, such as PST archives, can now be indexed and searched, as can individual files within a ZIP archive. Connectivity to enterprise content sources has also been enhanced with support for Microsoft Exchange 2003 and support for Documentum compound documents. Verity K2E includes a new Web crawling feature, Ultra Spider, which enables indexing to be configured through a Web -based wizard interface. Verity K2E 6.0 is available from the company through its direct sales force.