The Gemini Unified Datamining System (Gemini UDS), a Mac OS X tool that uses patent-pending technology called Localized Webcrawling to automate and manage a search process, has been updated to version 1.1.
In other words, rather than going from search engine to search engine clicking through link after link manually, you can have Gemini UDS do that time-consuming work for you, according to Chas Emerick III, chairman and CEO of Snowtide Informatics Systems, the company behind Gemini UDS. The time savings can be substantial, Emerick said — one hour of your time using search engines equals 6-10 minutes using Gemini UDS, he added.
Plus, it has the ability to search for any content type and the ability to customize and extend the product. Gemini UDS also has tools for building sophisticated and versatile queries.
Version 1.1 introduces a couple of new features, includes fixes for many known problems and also boosts performance in a number of areas. Gemini UDS now includes an Application Updater (available in the Help menu) that will automatically check for an updated version of Gemini, and install it if you so choose. This lets you keep your copy of Gemini UDS up to date without downloading a new installation each time a new version is released.
Gemini UDS now also manages its own virtual memory pool, meaning that you’ll be able to run more searches that process very large numbers of documents without taxing your system’s memory in the way that previous versions of Gemini UDS tended to do. How large the virtual memory pool is can be controlled in the Preferences under Network Controls.
What’s more, you can now view search engine result pages that Gemini hides in the results display by default. Gemini filters these out by default because the Localized Webcrawling process processes them automatically; but by selecting “Show Search Result Pages” in the Results –> Display Options submenu, Gemini will display any search result pages that it’s “hiding” from you. Ninety-nine percent of those pages are just search result pages resulting from the cross-promotional links that search engines routinely place on their results pages, according to Emerick.
When it comes to performance enhancements, the results display is now much faster and more responsive. Gemini’s memory footprint is smaller, thanks partially to the new virtual memory scheme, and the application’s startup time has been shortened by about 25 percent, Emerick said.
A free trial of Gemini UDS is available now at the
Snowtide Informatics Systems’ Web site. Registration is US$109.95 for a single-user license; volume and site license discounts are available.