In a collaborative effort to offer enhanced search functionalities, Hummingbird Communications Ltd. and InterWorld Corporation are teaming up to embed Hummingbird's SearchServer technology in InterWorld’s Commerce Exchange platform. "Industry analysts have indicated that having a powerful, user-friendly search tool can contribute to approximately 30 percent increase in sales," says Mario Couture, Hummingbird product manager. "SearchServer was created to fulfill consumers' needs and provide Internet users with optimal search capabilities using cutting-edge technology." Besides easy location of specific products, pricing, promotions, and attributes, the combined solution offers users a suite of search features, including proximity searching, linguistic filters, wild card options, term variants and weights, an international thesaurus, and sorting. The integrated search engine will include integration with InterWorld’s catalog, automatic search index creation and distribution, administration of multiple copies of index fault-tolerance and online re-indexing, and keyword processing. "InterWorld was looking for an advanced information retrieval solution that allows our customers to offer the best possible experience to their users," says Jeremy Davis, InterWorld president and CEO. "We chose to integrate Hummingbird’s SearchServer because of its scalability and ease of administration."