Exorbyte released a new White Paper presenting the sum of its current knowledge and the innovations it has championed in the area of incremental search (“autosuggest”, “typeahead”, etc.) The white paper is titled: AJAX Incremental Search Revisited – How Structured Data Matching Engines Enable a Revolutionary Incremental Search Interface.
Download the AJAX Incremental Search Revisited white paper to find out for yourself how sophisticated such AJAX search interfaces can really get.
SearchNavigator, the incremental search software based on Exorbyte’s high performance structured data search platform MatchMaker, has become a leading ecommerce search solution in Germany over the past few years. It powers some of the country’s largest ecommerce sites and has proven its worth with the interface designers, the content developers, and the product managers of web agencies, online content and ecommerce services.
Interface design expert Jef Raskin says that “in spite of near agreement about the desirability of incremental searches most interface-building tools make it difficult or impossible to implement incremental searches.” Large bodies of content are mostly composed of text and data records of which users do not suspect the existence. Only a very fast approximate search engine can display these suggested matches with the speed and relevance incremental search requires. AJAX incremental search interfaces can give users a stunningly clear bird’s eye view into large and complex data sets.
Today’s basic AJAX incremental search interfaces can never give users a real sense of what, in the searchable content, resembles what they are looking for. Exorbyte has made some groundbreaking improvement on the traditional technology that underlies AJAX frameworks and AJAX applications when it realized that its advanced structured data search engine (MatchMaker) was capable of better supporting such dynamic web applications that most databases or search engines could. MatchMaker is effectively capable of reliably serving faceted search suggestions to millions of users, from millions of searchable indexed records, using algorithmic, phonetic and any other advanced scripted match sequence.
With its MatchMaker foundation, SearchNavigator is capable of suggesting near matches using its approximate matching technology. MatchMaker’s speed also allows displaying of real search results from the content, not just search query suggestions. The results can also be faceted, categorized, and described like on any advanced search results page. The incremental search interface then becomes more than a way to “search” for content; it also enabled “direct navigation” to target content. Such an interface improves the traditional search experience with query rewriting through dynamic suggestions. It also allows the display of advanced search results ahead of query submissions. Users can finally click on the suggested results and navigate straight to content, thereby bypassing entirely the traditionally cumbersome and costly search steps that often lead users to dissatisfaction and online business to lost transactions and lost revenue.
Again, download the AJAX Incremental Search Revisited white paper at your convenience and find out how to develop and design the ultimate fast and usable incremental search application.
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