Australian Associated Press

Founded in 1935, AAP is the national news agency of Australia. Employing more than 800 people, it provides a comprehensive domestic and international news service to the Australian media – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Flax delivered a new print media monitoring system for Medianet Monitoring, a division of Australian Associated Press.

“Flax worked with our development team very closely to identify our requirements and to test every aspect of the new system – we can’t afford to miss any articles of relevance to our clients. When we first saw the new system in action we were astonished how fast it was.”

Kylie O’Reilly, Managing Director of Medianet.

The system built by Flax is based on Apache Lucene. It replaced a previous closed source search engine and is 20 times as fast, while providing a backwards-compatible syntax. Read more in a detailed case study (PDF).