The standard ISYS engine recognises over 125 different formats and can
even provide full search functionality on your proprietary data through
a simple seven-entry-point interface DLL. ISYS does not require the translation
of files into a proprietary format before indexing them. Instead, it reads
files in their native formats, thereby imposing no restraints on the way
you choose to represent data.
Plain English Query
Plain English Query allows users to type a query in everyday
English. ISYS applies advanced processing concepts based on its knowledge
of the data. Using the Plain English Query requires only a single function
Numbers & Dates
ISYS includes intelligent date handling and recognizes numeric quantities
regardless of how they are expressed. For example, 20-03-02, May 20 2002
or even "the 20th of May, 2002"; or "ten million",
"10 million" or "10, 000, 000".
ISYS supports all major languages, including English, French, Spanish,
Italian, German, Arabic, Thai, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, and Simplified
and Traditional Chinese. Users can combine multiple languages in a single
The ISYS Intelligent Agent API lets your applications track newly-found
information according to particular criteria, and differentiate it from
information which has already been seen.
Synonyms and Thesaurus
ISYS provides for user or OEM-defined synonyms, as well as featuring
a built-in thesaurus that can be automatically included in searches.
ISYS includes support for taxonomies which are defined by rules that
are applied at taxonomy expansion time. This provides the benefit of a
taxonomy without the labour costs of detailed construction or the limitations
of automated processes.
The ISYS API consists of function calls, or COM Objects, arranged into
several logical groups: Basic Retrieval; Advanced Retrieval; General Utilities;
High-Level Indexing; Low-Level Indexing; External Access Modules; Result-List
Manipulators; Annotations; Taxonomy; Synonym Rings; Named Sections and
The ISYS Engine does not impose a foreign UI upon your application. You
retain complete control of all aspects and presentation, including document
viewing. ISYS provides the tools to obtain text from, and to navigate
through, found documents. Your application is responsible for setting
up windows and view controls to display the information. It does not,
however, have to include filters to read the various word processor document
formats - all access to the text and hit information for value-added mark-up
is via the ISYS Engine.
Custom Security Filters
Build custom filters to grant or deny access to documents based
on application-defined user privileges, or use the built-in security filters
Developer to Developer Support
With the ISYS:sdk you receive access to a Senior ISYS Developer who
provides one-on-one developer support.