Announcing New dtSearch(R) Product Line Version

Release Enhances Indexing, Searching and Display of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint

and Outlook; Also Adds an Additional Feature for Forensics Usage

Jan 31, 2005, 00:00 ET from dtSearch Corp.

    BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- dtSearch Corp., a leading supplier
 of enterprise, end-user and developer text retrieval software, announces
 Version 6.5 of its dtSearch product line.  dtSearch products instantly search
 gigabytes of text across a desktop, network, Internet or Intranet.  dtSearch
 products also serve as tools to aid in publishing large document collections
 to Web sites or to CD/DVD, with instant text searching.
     All dtSearch products share the same core search and display
 functionality, including:
      -- over two dozen indexed, unindexed, full-text and fielded data search
      -- display of HTML, XML and PDF files with highlighted hits and with
         embedded images, links and formatting intact
      -- built-in HTML converters for display of word processor, database,
         spreadsheet, email, ZIP, Unicode, etc. files, with highlighted hits.
     The new version enhances the HTML file converters for Microsoft Word,
 Excel and PowerPoint.  The new version also provides much faster indexing of
 Outlook message stores and the full text of email attachments (with
 highlighted hits, etc.).  Finally, the new release includes a new feature
 primarily for forensic usage of the dtSearch product line.
     dtSearch Web with Spider uses a wizard-based setup to publish a large
 volume of instantly searchable content to an Internet or Intranet site.  The
 Spider adds remote Web site content to a locally searchable Web database.  The
 Spider can follow links vertically within a URL, or horizontally across URLs,
 to any specified level of depth.  The Spider supports public sites, secure
 content HTTPS sites, password-accessible sites, dynamic-content ASP/ASP.NET
 code, and forms-based authentication.
     dtSearch Web provides integrated relevancy-ranking and display of local
 and spidered content, including WYSWYG display with highlighted hits of Web-
 ready content (HTML, PDF and XML).  The new improvements will result in better
 hit-highlighted display of other documents (e.g. MS Word, Excel and
 PowerPoint) that may reside both locally on a Web site and in spidered data.
     dtSearch Publish can quickly publish an instantly searchable document
 collection to CD or DVD, or mirror an existing Web site on CD or DVD.
 dtSearch Publish generates CD/DVDs that contain a version of dtSearch Web.
 The result is instantly searchable CD/DVDs that run with zero footprint.
 Because dtSearch Publish uses dtSearch Web, the same improvements in MS Office
 format displays that apply to dtSearch Web also apply to dtSearch Publish.
     dtSearch Desktop with Spider instantly searches popular file types on a
 PC.  dtSearch Network with Spider instantly searches across a network, running
 in a client/server capacity.  In both products, the spider can add Web-based
 content to a local search, with integrated results viewing (including
 highlighted hits).  In addition to the improved display of MS Word, Excel and
 PowerPoint documents, the new approach to Outlook files gives both products a
 substantial speed boost in indexing Outlook message stores and attachments.
     The dtSearch Text Retrieval Engine lets developers add dtSearch's built-in
 file format support and searching to Web-based and other applications.  The
 dtSearch Engine comes in both a Linux version and a Win & .NET version
 (including a native .NET API).  The dtSearch Engine support SQL, Delphi, Java,
 C++, C++.NET, C#, VB.NET and ASP.NET.  The new version offers significant
 improvements to the HTML converters included with the dtSearch Engine with
 regard to handling of MS Office file types.
     The dtSearch product line offers over two dozen indexed, unindexed,
 fielded and full-text search options.  These include:  fuzziness adjustable
 from 0 to 10 (to sift through typographical and spelling errors),
 synonym/concept/thesaurus, boolean (and/or/not), natural language relevancy
 ranking (by hit term frequency, density and rarity), positional scoring
 ranking, phrase, phonic, wildcard, bilateral proximity, directed proximity,
 stemming, numeric range, user-defined variable term weighting, and
 international language support through Unicode.
     Special forensically-oriented features include:  (i) automatic parsing of
 text segments in large data blocks, such as those recovered through an
 "undelete" process, from unallocated computer space, or from partially
 recovered file fragments; (ii) language recognition algorithms for detecting
 text in a large variety of languages (Western European, other European,
 Middle-Eastern, etc.); and (iii) a proprietary filtering algorithm for
 scanning recovered data blocks using multiple text encoding detection methods.
 The new release extends the filtering algorithm to automatically recover text
 from corrupt forensically-recovered documents.
     Pricing is $199 for dtSearch Desktop with Spider, from $800 for dtSearch
 Network with Spider, from $999 for dtSearch Web with Spider, and from $2,500
 for dtSearch Publish.  dtSearch offers a variety of royalty-based and royalty-
 free pricing options for the dtSearch Text Retrieval Engine for Win & .NET and
     For more information, or to download fully-functional evaluation versions
 of any product, please call 1-800-IT-FINDS (or 301/263-0731), email or visit .
     About dtSearch Corp.
     The Smart Choice for Text Retrieval(R) since 1991, dtSearch offers over a
 decade of experience in text search and retrieval.  Large enterprises
 typically use dtSearch products for general information retrieval, Internet
 and Intranet site searching, access to technical documentation, and embedding
 in applications for distribution.  Four out of five of Fortune Magazine's most
 profitable companies purchased dtSearch developer or multi-user licenses in
 the past two years.  dtSearch is also on the US Government's GSA Schedule.
 The company has distributors worldwide, including coverage on six continents.

SOURCE dtSearch Corp.