SQL Server 2012 full-text search enhancements include improvements in performance and scale and new functionality, including the previously discuss Semantic Search capability.
Full-text search in SQL Server 2012 now scales to more than 100 million documents. Significant improvement can also be realized in the traditional full-text query performance, which is reported to be approximately 7 to 10 times faster than in the previous versions of SQL Server. Additional performance improvements are a result of improved internal implementation, improved query plans, and preventing queries from blocking index updates.
The new functionality associated with full-text search includes the following:
Property Search—In SQL Server ...