Centre for Research-based Innovation (CRI) at Fast Search & Transfer ASA
iAd which is hosted by Fast Search & Transfer has the following partners:
iAd focuses academic research to:
NTNU will be leading the activities in iAd to create schema agnostic indexing services.
There is strong convergence in approach and principles for information access across databases, XML repositories, text search and multimedia access. Still, different design targets are predicted to enable completely different technologies and use patterns for information access.
Provide next generation schema agnostic indexing services by fusing structured, unstructured and multimedia content in precision, analytics and scale optimized information access services.
Currently, unstructured content accounts for 80% of information inside enterprises. Still, the accumulated market cap of companies focusing on the 20% structured data exceeds companies focusing on unstructured information with more than 10:1. This discrepancy is driving both convergence and specialization in the approach to information access. Both database vendors and search platform vendors try to broaden the content types that can be efficiently handled.
Databases extend their current SQL access to structured data with XQuery access to XML repositories. Native backend implementations combined with common query evaluation frameworks will provide more seamless access to both content and data.
IDI people involved with iAd:
More information can be found at the iAd project website.