maybe worth peeking at:
Oracle interMedia (now Oracle Text)
... quite difficult to evaluate comprehensively I found.
Being in a pharma, maybe you have Oracle already, and I think
that Oracle Text is getting quite serious for some text processing purposes.
Anyway we have looked closest at Oracle and Verity for a biomedical text
search engine - quite a difficult task to evaluate them all sensibly !
But also ask in comp.infosystems.search or look around at:
>> Working at a knowledge management division in a pharma co. I am
> currenlty starting to look for search engines to use in our
> regulatory, legal affairs and competitive intelligence departments.
>> I was wondering if anybody could provide some other technologies than
> Verity and Autonomy that might worth considering for my evaluation
>> I would also appreciate if you could share your feedback about these