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Search Genius

Search, Save and Share

Research data is often stored in disparate systems, making it difficult to locate all the key facts about a compound or project. Search Genius™ for the Microsoft® SharePoint® platform provides researchers with a single system that they can use to search, save and share unstructured data stored in experiments, reports, presentations, file shares and technical documents.

Researchers can simultaneously search for text terms and structures in their E-Notebook content and in technical documents and reports stored in SharePoint. They can also include text searches across the internet.

With Search Genius, researchers can save their search results and easily create links and annotations that record their ideas and facilitate collaboration with other scientists.

Search - A Unique Search Technology

Search Genius utilizes Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint to create an out-of-the-box solution for researchers that is available in the tools they already use. By detecting and indexing structures embedded in documents, Search Genius adds structure-searchability to the SharePoint® platform. Researchers can use Search Genius to carry out text and structure searches from the SharePoint® platform as well as from inside the PerkinElmer E-Notebook, while they are conducting and documenting their research.

Save - An Organizational Space for Research

Search Genius allows researchers to easily save selected hits from their searches. This makes it possible to organize their research ideas within an organizational space that includes text and structure searches from multiple sources.

Results from Structure Search showing experiments from E-Notebook and documents from SharePoint®, with key results saved and annotated.

Figure 1: Results from Structure Search showing experiments from E-Notebook and documents from SharePoint®, with key results saved and annotated.
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Share - Links and Annotations Add Value to Search Results

Scientists can annotate selected hits from their searches to help them remember what they were thinking when they were searching - not just where they found the information. They can also easily create hyperlinks that connect to additional interesting and valuable content.

When scientists share their search results with others, these links and annotations make it much easier for their colleagues to understand and recognize the value of what they have found.