It’s (Almost) All About Search

Keynotes and more keynotes. Following the plenary session, each of the three conference tracks began with its own keynote this morning (a clever scheduling and marketing ploy, says this conference organizer).

Most attendees opted to stay in the main auditorium to hear Steve Arnold on the outlook for search for 2005 in what was billed as the keynote for the Information Discovery track. Worth watching, according to Steve are FAST, Vivisimo, Mondosoft, Speed of Mind, Endeca, iPhrase, and of course, Google. Steve’s emphasis on enterprise search was especially appropriate given Jakob Nielsen’s earlier remark that “search on internal web sites is a disgrace.” There’s a whole track on enterprise search oon Thursday, so perhaps we’ll hear about some remedies for that sad state of affairs.

Nancy Garman

Information Today, Inc.

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