Semantic search and talent sourcing

Semantic search and talent sourcing

Search! is Textkernel’s semantic search software that helps you find the right jobs and candidates in your own database and in external sources, effectively and easily.

Semantic search and talent sourcing

Easily find the most relevant jobs and candidates

Add this powerful semantic search technology to your job or CV database and increase your value. Textkernel makes use of semantic search technology that goes beyond keyword search and finds what you mean, not what you type. Enable job seekers and recruiters to easily search and find the most relevant jobs and candidates.

Semantic candidate search

Find candidates easily, effectively and efficiently. In a single search task you can search multiple (CV) databases, talent pools and social media. With Textkernel’s intelligent and user-friendly search and sourcing software you are able to find better candidates faster.

Benefits of Search!

  • Very user-friendly interface
  • Increased likelihood of finding the most suitable candidates
  • Option of simultaneously sourcing multiple databases and social media in one search task
  • Ability to quickly and easily save external profiles

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“The problem with a ‘black and white’ searching system is that you might miss out on relevant candidates. Textkernel’s semantic searching and matching allow us to automatically find greater numbers of suitable candidates for open positions as they come in.” – Tom Pohling, HR Manager at ARTS

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Textkernel has integrated its business development and sourcing tools with Bullhorn to enhance enterprise recruiter productivity

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Textkernel technology allows our customers to reduce the time needed to find and match the most relevant candidates.

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Features: Job and Candidate Search!

Textkernel’s Search! is based on highly advanced semantic search technology, wrapped up in an easy-to-use interface. Read about the technical specifications of Search!

  1. Speed

    Search! is fast and scalable, enabling you to work with millions of documents. New information is indexed almost in real time. Every user is amazed by the rapid response time of searches.

  2. Multilingual

    Search! works for all languages. The enrichment with domain-specific knowledge is currently available in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish and Swedish.

  3. Browsers

    Search! is supported on browsers such as Internet Explorer (version 7 and higher), Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari and mobile browsers.

  4. Technology

    Search! combines internal matching and sourcing of external databases (federated search). Search! includes both exact filtering and fuzzy and weighted results. This combination enables Textkernel to rank the results relevantly.

Search! options

The user interface of Search! takes the complexity out of searching. Without any technical training, you can easily find the best candidate with the right combination of criteria. The various search features are set out below.


Search! can be integrated in practically all software systems. It can be customised as follows:

Search screen in house style

The search screen in Search! can be adapted to your house style using CSS. This can then be seamlessly integrated into your existing application by means of an iframe.

Searching with API

You can also use your own search screen. You then use the Search! API (via SOAP or JSON) to download the search results and display them in your application.

Data transfers

Your CVs and/or vacancies, complete with database fields, can be transferred to Search! as XML using the SOAP index webservice.

Link to your existing system

The authentication and authorisation module is linked to your existing system by means of a single web service. That means you do not have to multiple databases and you have exactly the same access rights in Search!

Addition of external database(s) and social media

With configuration files it is easy to add external search sources and social media.

Link to Extract!

You can obtain maximum results with the semantic search option if you also use our Extract! HR application. Additional information is then linked to your CVs or vacancies.

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