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Pingar introduces new Impressions Search Platform

Posted on 9-Jun-2010 09:00 | Filed under: News


New Zealand company Pingar today launched its new search algorithm �Impressions� at the Microsoft SharePoint Conference in Wellington.

Established in 2006, Pingar has developed a semantic search platform that returns comprehensive search query results inside formatted PDF or XPS documents.

Pingar�s Impressions has been developed with Professor Wai Yeap at AUT University along with his team of artificial intelligence experts using a $1.7M grant from the Foundation of Research, Science and Technology. AUT University�s Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research (CAIR) is one of the key research centres in New Zealand and part of the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences.

Pingar�s founder and Managing Director Peter Wren-Hilton says that Professor Yeap�s has been at the forefront globally developing algorithms for Web-based applications. Yeap has been instrumental in creating Impressions and also assisting with the development of new search verticals for industries such as law and pharmaceuticals.

�What Professor Yeap and his team at AUT University have done is deliver a more advanced version of the Pingar search platform. Impressions will radically speed up the delivery of key information to enterprises and businesses looking to minimise the cost of desk-based research,� says Wren-Hilton.

Pingar is launching the two new verticals at the same time as additional value-added services to Microsoft SharePoint users.

�We decided to include two new verticals for the pharmaceutical and legal sectors so that in-house teams or the pharma industry can more easily narrow down the time spent on search and produce great efficiencies. Both sectors are good examples of knowledge-heavy industries where there is a lot of very industry-specific terms and jargon which will benefit greatly from a more focused, enhanced search approach ,� says Wren-Hilton.

Professor Yeap says that he and his team are very proud of the part they played in developing and commercialising Pingar�s technology.

�The Impressions platform is an exciting step forward. It is very much the next-generation of search engine technology and at the cutting edge of technology available today. We are confident that the search results will speak for themselves once the platform is unleashed � faster delivery of data and even more internal efficiencies for companies from reduced time retrieving information � when this is translated across a large enterprise the ongoing cost savings will be significant,� says Professor Yeap.


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