Comparison of search engines for websites, wikis, CMS, DMS and ECM. Approach and product features

Criterion (Example)SEMPRIA-SearchTraditional
search engines
Expansion with synonyms (policeman - cop)
Expansion with term hierarchies (Neodymium is a rare earth)partially
Expansion with alternative formulations (export - import)
Use of geographical knowledge (Amberg is located in Bavaria)
Handling ambiguity (jaguar: car or animal)
Comparison of meanings (no comparison of character strings)
Text cross-references (Mrs. Klein - the counselor - she)
Question function (Who exports uranium?)
Sentiment analysis (How is the new BMW?)
Technical language: domain adaptation, customer vocabularypartially
Robustness against misspellings and spelling variantspartially
Various orthographies (18th century till 21st century)
Multilingual internal search engine (chair - Sessel; long-distance traffic - Fernverkehr)English, Germanpartially
Search hit processing and response generationpartially
Explanation of search hits (How did the computer infer the search hit?)
Freely selectable form for search results
Indexing of audio and video documents
Automatic keywording and subject catalogs
Metadata integration
Search facets (date, author, location, keywords, custom facets)partially
Autocomplete and search suggestions
Search for multiple web domains ( and
Content-based duplicate detectionpartially
Free from advertisementspartially
White label solutionpartially
SaaS solution availablepartially
Server solution (on-premises) availablepartially
GDPR-compliant, German data centerspartially

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