WideNetSearch.

WideNetSearch. allows you to find the information you need to make a decision by utilizing CourtTrax's proprietary, intelligent search methodology. WideNetSearch automatically turns your name search into a series of query structures designed to compensate for bad programming logic or data entry errors in the host court systems, in order to ensure fast, accurate and complete results.


WideNetSearch. turns the search queries it receives into a new series of recursive searches, finding any names a traditional search might miss.



The search queries are run against not only the latest court systems, but also against any older legacy systems that would be "invisible" to a standard search at the host court.

The Problem

Federal, county, district and municipal court data bases. have different data and storage systems, all of which contain errors.

For example, we have found instances in the Oregon state Judicial Information System where name entries for the same individual appear in up to twenty different variations.

Court clerks routinely make data entry errors, everything from entering extra spaces before or after a name, to confusing common variant spellings of similar names, like O'Hara, O Hara, and Ohara.

Also, some of the information you need might be buried away in some older part of the court system databases. As newer systems are brought on-line, the older information generally stays where it is, making it harder to find unless you know to search all of these sources one at a time.

Despite how common these errors are, they're not addressed within the search programs at the court host systems.

All of these inconsistencies can lead to incomplete search results -- but you'd never know they were incomplete, unless you knew how error-prone these systems are to begin with.



Our solution

CourtTrax takes two steps to make sure you get complete and accurate search results.

First, we run a complete service survey on each court system we add, specifically identifying the search parameters and results. The survey identifies specific search logic errors at the host.

Then we write data retrieval software to compensate for the specific errors we find.

WideNetSearch uses these rule sets with the patent-pending, multi-recursive search algorithms we have developed in-house. Our system takes the searches you enter, modifies them to create as many separate queries as needed for a complete search, then searches the appropriate courts, and integrates the search results into a single report.

You only need to enter your name search once. You never have to worry about the data integrity problems underlying all these systems -- everything is taken care of for you.

You get a full set of search results that you would never get searching the host system directly, even if you used multiple searches. There are no missed records, nothing you need to re-do. And all of this information is filtered down to remove duplicate records, so you have less information to review to find more of what you need.

You can't get this level of complete search results from the courts, and you won't find it through other vendors, who only do periodic database extracts and have fixed input commands. Only WideNetSearch brings you the fast, comprehensive, and accurate results you need to make the best decisions for your business.