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  • Endeca® Information Access Platform

    Concepts Guide

  • Contents

    Preface.............................................................................................................................7 About this guide............................................................................................................................................7 Who should use this guide............................................................................................................................7 Conventions used in this guide.....................................................................................................................7 Contacting Oracle Support...........................................................................................................................8

    Chapter 1: Welcome to the Endeca Information Access Platform.........9 Introduction...................................................................................................................................................9 Endeca’s market solutions............................................................................................................................9 Endeca IAP components............................................................................................................................10

    Installation packages for Endeca components....................................................................................11 Endeca MDEX Engine query results..........................................................................................................11 Two types of queries...................................................................................................................................12 Logical versus physical structure................................................................................................................12 Reference implementations........................................................................................................................12

    Chapter 2: Understanding Records, Dimensions, and Properties.......15 About Endeca records, dimensions, and properties...................................................................................15

    Endeca records...................................................................................................................................15 Dimensions and dimension values......................................................................................................15 Mapping source properties..................................................................................................................16 Transforming source records to Endeca records.................................................................................17 Comparing Endeca properties and dimensions..................................................................................17 Automatically deriving dimensions from source data...........................................................................18

    More about dimensions..............................................................................................................................19 Multiple dimensions.............................................................................................................................19 Dimension hierarchy............................................................................................................................20 Creating dimensions and tagging records...........................................................................................24

    Chapter 3: Understanding Guided Navigation.......................................25 The anatomy of a navigation query............................................................................................................25

    Identifying a record set using a navigation query................................................................................26 Default and advanced navigation queries............................................................................................26

    About Guided Navigation............................................................................................................................26 Guided Navigation example........................................................................................................................28

    A typical Endeca application................................................................................................................28 Source data.........................................................................................................................................29 Working through the example..............................................................................................................29

    Chapter 4: Using Keyword Search..........................................................33 Record search............................................................................................................................................33

    Integrated navigation and record search example...............................................................................34 Working through the example..............................................................................................................34

    Dimension search.......................................................................................................................................36 Default and compound dimension searches........................................................................................36 Default dimension search....................................................................................................................36 Compound dimension search..............................................................................................................37

    Combining search queries..........................................................................................................................38 Comparing dimension search and record search.......................................................................................38 Additional search features..........................................................................................................................39

    Chapter 5: Understanding the Endeca Development Process.............41 Major development tasks............................................................................................................................41 Making initial implementation decisions......................................................................................................41

    Getting your source data.....................................................................................................................41

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  • Choosing a Web application server.....................................................................................................42 Setting up your environment.......................................................................................................................42

    Preparing your source data.................................................................................................................43 Creating a directory structure..............................................................................................................43 Setting up your Web application server...............................................................................................43

    Building and testing your data back end.....................................................................................................43 Building and testing your front-end Web application...................................................................................44

    Performance testing and tuning...........................................................................................................44

    Endeca® Information Access Platformiv

  • Copyright and Disclaimer

    Product specifications are subject to change without notice and do not represent a commitment on the part of Endeca Technologies, Inc. The software described in this document is furnished under a license agreement.The software may not be reverse engineered, decompiled, or otherwise manipulated for purposes of obtaining the source code. The software may be used or copied only in accordance with the terms of the license agreement. It is against the law to copy the software on any medium except as specifically allowed in the license agreement.

    No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying and recording, for any purpose without the express written permission of Endeca Technologies, Inc.

    Copyright © 2003-2010 Endeca Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in USA.

    Portions of this document and the software are subject to third-party rights, including:

    Outside In® Search Export Copyright © 2008 Oracle. All rights reserved.

    Rosette® Globalization Platform Copyright © 2003-2005 Basis Technology Corp. All rights reserved.

    Trademarks

    Endeca, the Endeca logo, Guided Navigation, MDEX Engine, Find/Analyze/Understand, Guided Summarization, Every Day Discovery, Find Analyze and Understand Information in Ways Never Before Possible, Endeca Latitude, Endeca Profind, Endeca Navigation Engine, and other Endeca product names referenced herein are registered trademarks or trademarks of Endeca Technologies, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other produc

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