Vivisimo has signed a technology partnership with taxonomy specialist WAND, Inc. The agreement enables Vivisimo to offer WAND taxonomies to customers, expanding the conceptual search capabilities of Vivisimo's recently introduced Velocity Search Platform 7.0. Vivisimo's conceptual search includes a new user interface that allows users see how they are modifying their search. They can expand queries using suggested concepts derived automatically by Velocity. Alternatively, users can select from pre-generated thesauri and ontologies to further refine or expand queries using synonyms and broader or narrower terms. Organizations that do not have these resources internally can now select from WAND's taxonomy library.