WHY - RETURN ON INVESTMENT
A knowledge worker spends 2.5 hours per day searching for information. Based on a recent study in 2018, troubles in locating and sharing documents take the lion’s share as the challenges for information search.
For an organization of 1,000 employees, this time-devouring task incurs serious costs:
A yearly loss of $2.5 millions due to not being able to find the relevant documents and information
An additional yearly loss of $5 millions due to duplication of the information that was already acquired by the organization.
We, the artificial intelligence experts in Evolusys, propose a solution for you: let’s build a cognitive search engine! This solution does the heavy lifting on image & text analysis and efficient indexing of documents. As a result, your employees can access the critical information with just a few keywords they type on a web interface.
USE CASES FOR COGNITIVE SEARCH ENGINES
In Evolusys, we identified with our clients the following immediate use cases for a cognitive search:
- Law & Compliance, Merger & Acquisition
- HR documents
- Articles acquired from extranet (e.g. finance news)
- Internal documentations (technical, business, etc.)
We’ve already deployed such engines to some of our clients with great success, and we are looking forward to develop further use cases.
WHAT IS THE MAGIC BEHIND?
A cognitive search engine is an excellent application of Artificial Intelligence: it receives the raw documents, and passes them through what Azure calls as an “enrichment pipeline”. A combination of out-of-the-box and custom AI skills makes unsearchable content searchable.
Figure 1. Azure’s Cognitive Search concept.
These skills include:
- OCR technology to extract text from images
- Captions for images/figures
- Detecting people, locations, organizations, and key phrases from the text
To see its concrete results, take a look at the following screenshots we’ve taken from our internal search engine.
Figure 2. A sample screenshot of what your employees would see from the cognitive search engine
Figure 3. The details of the search include highlights, tags of valuable information, and charts where applicable.
Would you like to hear more?
and let’s discover how we can deliver this beautiful technology to your fingertips!