intergator for a timely information provision of the citizens of Baden-Wuerttemberg
„With intergator we have found a powerful, highly functional and cross-system search engine. Our requirements for the efficient provision of publicly accessible data have been met. “
Ralph Geisser | Head of Division Information- and Communications Technology
The Landtag of Baden-Wuerttemberg is the State Parliament of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, based in Stuttgart. It is the elected representative of the inhabitants of Baden-Wuerttemberg, its deputies take political decisions in the name of the people. New requests, minutes of past sessions or amendments to laws and regulations as well as news of decisions are made available to the public on a regular basis. In order to provide the public with important information quickly and transparently, the documents are published on the state parliament’s website. Therefore, for www.landtag-bw.de the State Parliament sought a user-friendly search solution to easily and quickly provide public data to all citizens.
The state parliament’s special requirement is the findability of new information on the website immediately after its publication. Furthermore, users should be able to filter the search results according to specific categories (printing, initiatives, protocols and website). Moreover, the sorting of search results by date and relevance was identified as an important function, enabling the searcher to quickly find current records. Last but not least, the search should adhere to responsive web design.
By applying the semantic search of intergator, the State Parliament of Baden-Wuerttemberg provides on its website a complete and reliable search solution for finding all pages and documents contained in the Jahia Content Management System (Jahia CMS). In accordance with the particular request of the State Parliament, in addition to the recognition of different document types and the categorization of documents, documents with the same title but different file types are weighted differently. Thus, print publications are primarily displayed in the results list in contrast to initiatives of the same name, because they have been prioritized in the intergator search syntax. Due to the requirement of enabling access to the website of the State Parliament at any time, a second server has been provided for failure protection in Baden-Wuerttemberg. All these means, realized by intergator, provide the citizens with an efficient web search solution at www.landtag-bw.de.
State Parliament of Baden-Wuerttemberg
- Complete integration of Jahia CMS
- Fast indexing of new documents in intervals of less than a minute
- Categorization of documents according to certain characteristics (e.g. election period, time period, file type)
- Recognition of duplicates
- Prioritization of document types
The complete case study of the State Parliament of Baden-Wuerttemberg can be downloaded here as PDF [230 KB].