Attivio Chosen as Enterprise Search Platform for World’s Largest Repository of Foreign Language Media

Search Functionality for SCOLA Runs Across 200 Languages and Multimedia Content Types

NEWTON, Mass., August 23, 2016 –Attivio, the Data Dexterity CompanyTM, today announced that SCOLA, a non-profit organization devoted to language learning and cultural understanding, implemented Attivio’s enterprise search functionality to enable subscribers to find any content in any language.

SCOLA provides a wide range of online language learning services, including international TV programming, videos, radio, and newspapers in over 200 native languages, via a secure browser-based application. At 85 terabytes, it houses the largest repository of foreign language media in the world.

With its users asking for an easier way to find and categorize this information, SCOLA chose Attivio Enterprise Search to act as the primary access point for information through the web portal. This enables users, including teachers and consumers, to enter a single keyword and find information across all formats, languages and geographical regions in a matter of seconds. After looking at several options, SCOLA chose Attivio Enterprise Search because of its multi-language support and ease of customization.

“When you have 84,000 videos in 200 languages, trying to find the right content for a themed lesson is overwhelming,” said Maggie Artus, project manager at SCOLA. “With the Attivio search function, the user only sees instant results. The behind-the-scenes processing complexity is completely hidden.” 

SCOLA’s website operates mainly in English, so it relies on a combination of technology and human intervention to provide searchable information for Attivio to index. Non-text media such as videos are often run through machine translation, while other items may include metadata entered by members of SCOLA’s international network of content contributors.

To hear about this project directly from SCOLA’s team, join the Attivio webinar on Wednesday, August 24, at 2:00 p.m. ET: Making Massive Amounts of Information Easily Accessible: A Case Study.

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