In production for nearly fifteen years and with 75+ installations, Knowvation™ allows organizations to store, search, retrieve, browse and manage a diverse set of content/digital objects within one easy to use system. Knowvation™ is a web-based, file type agnostic, full-text search and retrieval content management system.
Sample Supported Born Digital and Digitized Media Types
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Multiple Search Modes: Concept, Boolean, Pattern
Using Knowvation™’s intuitive full featured interface, search queries can be conducted using Boolean, natural language (concept), and pattern matching (fuzzy logic) methodologies, yielding pinpoint results. Queries can be made against the full-text of digital documents, rich metadata fields, or a combination of both. Retrieval of hits resulting from full text searches are highlighted directly on the document image for quick visual reference. Metadata fields can also be used to limit full-text searches or retrieve non-text digital objects, (i.e., search by date, author, publisher, etc.). Supported ancillary software includes image capture and conversion (OCR, enhancement, etc.), forms processing, Google Earth, web scraper/Spider, language tools, redaction tools, and workflow management.
Administration of Knowvation™ is simple with a web-based user interface to manage system functionality including system settings, fields, labels, indexing, reporting, and import and export of content. This allows Knowvation™ to be managed virtually anywhere through a standard browser interface. The interface also provides for complete management of all system users and groups, including access privileges, passwords, and default settings.
Open System Architecture
Knowvation™ is built using J2EE to provide an open architecture environment. In addition, Knowvation™’s Application Programming Interface (API) enables integration with existing and future third party applications. Using the API, integration with federated search solutions, Workflow and Business Process Management systems, and legacy systems is easily performed.
Knowvation™ is designed for fast response time over local and wide area networks. The software design of Knowvation™ supports a distributed system configuration, which can be tuned to maintain performance regardless of database size or concurrent usage, by using schedulers, query servers and client handlers. Queries over multiple digital library collections can be sent to a single software query server, or distributed over multiple software servers to take advantage of current multi-processor server hardware.
As full service content management provider, PTFS has collaborated with libraries and government agencies to develop high performing teams and systems. To augment our proprietary software, we offer three core services.
Systems Integration and Content Management Solutions
Digitization and Content Conversion
Companies are challenged to efficiently and properly preserve and improve access to important documents. PTFS offers specialized secure and high volume digitization and content conversion services at cost-effective pricing. Our 6,000 square foot conversion center provides a full range of services including digitization, automated metadata creation and re-keying. Material formats include paper, engineering drawings, 16MM/35MM Microfilm, photographs/slides, books, microfiche, video, movie film and audio.
Professional Support Services