Remix Clustering Feature Introduced by Vivisimo Marked First Time That Employees Could Produce Search Results with Secondary Topics to Improve Overall Search Experience
PITTSBURGH, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Vivisimo, the leader in Information Optimization, announced today that it was awarded patent (application number) 11/774,908 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its clustering system and method. Vivisimo's remix clustering set new benchmarks in the enterprise "search" arena when it was introduced, a result of its ability to allow employees for the first time to dig deeper and smarter into their search query. Today, some of the most well-known brands and organizations use Vivisimo's unique remix clustering feature including the National Library of Medicine and the United States Geological Survey.
Before remix clustering, Vivisimo was the first tech firm to introduce on-the-fly clustering, which allowed users to see their search query results arranged in topic folders. This unique feature gave users the ability to review a list of similar results associated with their search. The invention of remix clustering took enterprise search to a whole new experience, allowing both consumers and employees to see what other subtler topics are connected to their search. Essentially, remix clustering ignores the first set of topic folders and instead offers a broader set of clusters to help expand the user's horizons.
Remix Clustering Analogy
Imagine a researcher at a large, multi-national organization looking for the unknown and hidden relationships between two or more data points. Remix clustering provides emerging themes to the researcher, enabling faster knowledge discovery and exploration.