Synthesis Search Just Got Smarter

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Synthesis Search Suggestions. Available December 1.

Search Suggestions will be featured in the next release of Synthesis, our social intranet for architects and engineers. Our objective with Search Suggestions is to increase the findability of your firm’s data and improve the speed and accuracy of each Synthesis search. In short, we want to help you find the virtual needle in the haystack.

Here are a few of the ways we are taking findability and search to the next level with Search Suggestions:


Search Suggestions are derived from data within Synthesis as well as data in industry-specific software applications integrated with Synthesis. Synthesis integrates with:

  • Deltek Vision
  • OpenAsset
  • Newforma Project Center
  • Microsoft SharePoint

Content Types

Search Suggestions are collected from the following content types:

  • Posts
  • Documents
  • Wiki Pages
  • Videos
  • Images
  • Events
  • Links
  • Communities
  • Topics
  • Employee Profiles
  • Project Profiles
  • Contact Profiles
  • Company Profiles
  • Opportunity Profiles

Advanced Technology

Search Suggestions improve search speed and accuracy by utilizing the following advanced search technologies:

  • Full-Text Indexing
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Elasticsearch Completion Suggester
  • A Bunch of Custom Stuff We Wrote

Want to see Search Suggestions in action?

Knowledge Architecture Founder and CEO, Christopher Parsons, gives a behind-the-scenes tour of Search Suggestions in this October Office Hours video. The tour begins at the 13:10 mark. Watch Video >

Want to see Synthesis in action?

Watch our 4-minute product tour. Watch Video >

What’s next?

If you are running Synthesis 5, your intranet will automatically be upgraded to Synthesis 5.1 on December 1st.


We’d love to hear from you. E-mail us at

Posted: November 1st, 2015 | Filed under: Synthesis | Comments Off on Synthesis Search Just Got Smarter

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