SEMPRIA-Search - semantic search with language understanding

One of the biggest problems of traditional word-based search is that most queries can be interpreted in several ways with usually only one interpretation being relevant. By using the meaning-based search engine SEMPRIA-Search, the query can be made more precise by using it within a phrase or question (example: "supervisors of Gazprom" and "In which supervisory boards is Schröder a member?"). This reduces the number of irrelevant results drastically.

SEMPRIA-Search with its more refined results was awarded the prize for innovation in information technology. SEMPRIA-Search and WILOT were also named "one of the best" in 2012 and 2018, respectively. In 2013, an early version of SEMPRIA-Search received the second prize for innovation in information technology.

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A powerful search through intelligent language understanding

SEMPRIA-Search offers a whole new approach. Instead of looking for a string of letters, SEMPRIA-Search compares meanings. The underlying data is processed by modern language technology. This allows the meaning of any query to be compared with the meanings of the underlying data. That is what we call meaning-based search. It is an intelligent form of semantic search and goes beyond the use of ontological systems. Visitors of your website will notice the differences instantly. SEMPRIA-Search delivers more precise results. Questions can be asked directly at the search engine (example: "What is the cause of disease XYZ?"). All that makes searching a refreshing and relaxing experience. SEMPRIA-Search will not only unlock the true potential of your content, it will also enrich the experience of your users. This is what turns a one-time user into a returning visitor of your website.

An innovative solution for your website

With its superior technology and simple integration, SEMPRIA-Search is the ideal site search for newspapers, magazines, television stations and radio stations. It is built in Düsseldorf, NRW, Germany.

Easy and flexible integration into your software infrastructure

The cognitive search SEMPRIA-Search can be operated as SaaS (Software-as-a-Service, Search-as-a-Service) or as an on-premises search engine for your intranet or home page. There are adapters for content management systems (CMS, e.g. WordPress, Typo3), document management systems (DMS), and shop systems. Our team integrates also other systems quickly and seamlessly.

Utilize the potential of this powerful solution to maximize the visibility of your content! Give us a call (+49 211 566693-57) or email us.

Covered language phenomena

The following aspects of language are understood for German. Some aspects are not fully implemented for English. Please contact us for details.

  • Inflexion, derivation, compounding
  • Synonyms, paraphrases, regional languages, domain languages
  • Multiword expressions
  • Lexical and structural ambiguity
  • Metonymies, idioms, support verb constructions
  • Intelligent linking of metadata
  • Absolute time expressions and relative time expressions
  • Numbers, measurements
  • Reference of pronouns, coreferences in general
  • Relations between objects
  • Semantic roles of entities that are involved in an event
  • Connections between pieces of information from different documents

More features

  • Autocompletion that is based on your content
  • Error robustness for spelling
  • Faceted search
  • Topic pages and link boxes with related articles
  • Automatic keywords
  • SEMPRIA-Search can index scans with a state-of-the-art software for OCR (optical character recognition). Semantic postprocessing can be applied to improve results from OCR.
  • SEMPRIA-Search can index audios and videos with automatic speech recognizers (ASR).

More info about SEMPRIA-Search

  • Whitepaper: Introduction to SEMPRIA Search - The Meaning-oriented Search Engine (HTML, PDF)