In order to explore the potential of Reveal, d-Wise's proprietary SAS search platform, it is necessary to understand what Reveal is today and how it is able to provide some measure of value to our pharmaceutical customers.
What does this mean exactly?
This is a question that is independent from Reveal.
Reveal search indexes data behind corporate firewalls that is not visible to normal internet search engines. Horizontal Enterprise Search products work by default in a manner essentially similar to internet search. That is, they start by indexing unstructured data such as HTML or PDF files.
Enterprise Search products also have ways to extend the types of files they index so that you can index structured data, such as the contents of a table within a database. However, this requires significant extra effort.
Reveal, in its current incarnation, does several things “out of the box” that are very difficult for horizontal search products to do: