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Day: September 23, 1999

Infodata Systems Names Jim Myers COO

Infodata Systems Inc. announced that James W. Myers has been named to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer. Steve Samowich, President and CEO of Infodata, made the announcement. Prior to joining Infodata, he was Executive Vice President and General Manager at DynSolutions, Inc., a subsidiary of DynCorp, Reston, Va. Prior to DynSolutions, Myers was co-founder and president of Vantage Technologies, Inc. www.infodata.com

Multicosm Announces New Version of Refindment for Excalibur RetrievalWare

Multicosm Inc. announced version 1.5 of Refindment for Excalibur RetrievalWare 6.7 and a worldwide reseller agreement with Excalibur Technologies.Refindment’s theming and summarization features enables users to create a virtual web of related information that is linked by concept. Refindment version 1.5 features faster theme extraction, an easier to use interface, and tighter integration with RetrievalWare. When used with Excalibur RetrievalWare, Refindment helps to rapidly analyze hundreds of documents and extract the dominant concepts in less than a minute, then stores the resulting concepts in a master index. It summarizes each of the found documents and dynamically attaches hyperlinks to the primary themes in the summaries — allowing a user to jump immediately to the parts of the source document where those themes are mentioned and bypass irrelevant information. Hyperlinks are dynamically inserted into the full documents as well, enabling users to surf through their search results based on shared concepts instead of continually returning to the results list. Refindment is available immediately from Multicosm and is planned for Q4 availability by Excalibur for Excalibur RetrievalWare 6.7. www.multicosm.com

Informatica & Viador Partner to Deliver XML Portal

Informatica Corporation and Viador Inc. announced a joint partnership to develop a single, end-to-end, Web-based architecture to provide global businesses with access to critical enterprise data assets. The jointly developed solution, which initially will be targeted at emerging e-business applications, will feature two products for integrating and accessing enterprise data: Informatica’s data-integration platform, anchored by the PowerCenter data-integration hub, and the Viador E-Portal Suite, an enterprise portal that allows users to securely search, access, and distribute business information from any source via a single, personalized view. The Viador and Informatica integration effort will exploit the capabilities of XML. The two company’s products can already exchange metadata through the use of Informatica’s MX (metadata exchange) interface, the data warehousing industry’s first viable solution for exporting metadata to business intelligence reporting and query tools, and enterprise portals. The planned integration of Informatica and Viador products is a logical next step as XML takes center stage and becomes a widely accepted language for exchanging data and metadata among a whole of new class of Web- and e-business-enabled applications. The PowerCenter data-integration hub consolidates data from any source, including ERP systems from SAP and PeopleSoft, and delivers it and the underlying metadata to a data warehouse, data mart or operational data store (ODS). The data can also be written to message queues, flat files and XML files. www.informatica.com, www.viador.com