April 29, 2009 09:08 ET Enhances Search Technology by Partnering With FAST

ROCKVILLE, MD--(Marketwire - April 29, 2009) - Following its acquisition of the market intelligence service (, has partnered with FAST Search to ensure cutting edge market research tools for its customers. FAST, a Microsoft subsidiary is widely recognized as a leader in enterprise search and in-site search technology. Including FAST in new has numerous benefits including...

--  Improved relevancy in search results
--  Faster and more comprehensive indexing of Profound's continuously
    updated database
--  Priority is being given to recent research
--  Semantic technology means that users do not have to enter the exact
    word or phrase to get the information they are looking for
--  FAST's search operators allow for categories to be ranked according to
    relevance in addition to individual reports.  This feature also gives users
    the ability to easily refine searches by industry, region, or publisher.
--  Improved sorting of search results based on date published or price

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