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  1. 1. Endeca Swati Bansal 20-Sept-2012© 2011 GrapeCity inc.
  2. 2. Agenda• What is Faceted Search?• Endeca-Definition• Endeca Commerce Architecture• Type of Queries-Navigation Queries and Keyword Search Queries• Key Endeca Terms• Dimension Hierarchies © 2011 GrapeCity inc. 2
  3. 3. Faceted Search© 2011 GrapeCity inc.
  4. 4. Guided Navigation• Refine or navigate a collection of information by using anumber of discrete attributes called facets.•Create own custom navigation rather than following aspecific path © 2011 GrapeCity inc. 4
  5. 5. EndecaAn industry-leading faceted search and guided navigation solution © 2011 GrapeCity inc.
  6. 6. Endeca Components• Endeca Information Transformation Layer (ITL): – Reads raw source data and manipulates it into Endeca MDEX indices. – Runs offline at intervals appropriate for your business needs.• Endeca MDEX Engine – Query Engine. – Loads the indices generated by the indexing component of ITL. – MDEX receives queries from Endeca Application Tier, executes them and returns results to application tier.• Endeca Application Tier – Provides interface to MDEX engine via Endeca Assembler. – Endeca Assembler API is a language agnostic interface for aggregating queries to MDEX engine and execute any necessary post processing on the results. © 2011 GrapeCity inc. 6
  7. 7. Navigation Queries Vs Keyword Search Queries• Navigation Queries: Returns a set of records based on application defined record characteristics along with follow on query information.• Keyword Search Queries: Returns records or dimensions based on user defined keyword along with any follow on query information. © 2011 GrapeCity inc. 7
  8. 8. Endeca Terminology-Records, Dimensions and Properties• Endeca Records: – Entities in your data set that you are navigating to or searching for. For e.g. bottles of wine, customer records in a CRM application.• Dimensions: – Define logical structure for data to support queries. – Collection of related dimension values organized into a tree. – Dimension Values are tags or labels you use to classify records. – Wine Type is a dimension with red, white, sparkling as possible dimension values.• Endeca Properties: – Describe descriptive information about individual endeca records. – E.g.- Decription, price is an endeca property. – Donot provide any navigation support. © 2011 GrapeCity inc. 8
  9. 9. Dimension Hierarchies Additional control over the logical structure used to organize your Endeca Records. When u navigate on a dimension value, you implicitly navigate all of dimension value’s children. Faster querying: Reduce the amount of follow on information (Endeca removes dead ends). © 2011 GrapeCity inc. 9
  10. 10. Example Endeca Application© 2011 GrapeCity inc. 10
  11. 11. Page of an Endeca Application © 2011 GrapeCity inc.
  12. 12. Questions © 2011 GrapeCity inc. 12
  13. 13. Thank You© 2011 GrapeCity inc.