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Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 Unleashed by Alex T. Silverstein, Chris Gallelli, Paul T. Bertucci, Ray Rankins

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Statistical Semantic Search

Statistical Semantic Search builds upon the existing full-text search feature in SQL Server but enables new scenarios that extend beyond keyword searches. While full-text search lets you query the words in a document, Semantic Search lets you query the meaning of the document. Semantic Search attempts to improve document searches by understanding the contextual meaning of the terms and tries to provide the most accurate answer from a given document repository. If you use a web search engine like Google, you are already familiar with Semantic Search technology.

SQL Server Semantic Search builds its indexes using the indexes created by full-text search. With Semantic Search, you can go beyond just searching for specific ...

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