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Day: July 12, 2001

Semio Integrates Tagger with SharePoint

Semio Corporation announced that it will integrate Semio Tagger, its core categorization and indexing engine, with Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server. Information categorized and indexed by Semio can be viewed through Microsoft’s digital dashboard or through the Semio Taxonomy Viewer — which automatically names and groups concepts that share similar qualities into hierarchical categories for more navigable, browseable presentation. SharePoint Portal Server allows companies to easily find, share and publish information. Each stand-alone server offers enterprise-level search functionality (developed by Microsoft Research), integrated document management tools and flexible, easily customizable enterprise portal capabilities. SharePoint Portal Server provides a focal point for finding relevant information stored across multiple data sources, including SharePoint Team Services websites, Exchange data stores, file shares, Notes databases and Internet sites. Tagger supports a wide range of content sources, including most commercial file formats, PDF, HTML/XML sources, Lotus Notes databases, Documentum document vaults, and unstructured text in relational databases. It supports English, French, Spanish and Italian language sources, with more languages available shortly. Pre-packaged industry templates for fast-start categorization are available for the chemical, medical, legal, military, and computing industries. Semio Tagger availability for the SharePoint Portal Server platform is targeted for Q4, 2001. www.semio.com

Open Market & Vality to Co-market Catalog Offerings

Open Market, Inc. and Vality Technology have signed a co-marketing agreement to offer Vality Catalist and Vality Beacon, as complementary offerings to Open Market’s Catalog Centre. Catalog Centre creates dynamic, easily navigable online product catalogs populated with rich content. Compatible with Catalog Centre, Vality Catalist and Vality Beacon enhance the product with content quality and search capabilities. Catalist prepares catalog data accessed from multiple sources and ensures consistency in terminology, units of measure and categorization. It also provides an intuitive “workbench” for effective ongoing catalog data management. Beacon, a high-speed search engine, delivers dependable, accurate catalog search results tolerating terminology differences and typing, spelling and technical errors to find the most accurate answers for users searching catalogs. Vality Catalist and Vality Beacon are available for immediate use with Open Market’s content management and delivery products. www.vality.com , www.openmarket.com

Oracle Opens Portal Catalog to Developers & Content Providers

Oracle Corp. announced the availability of the Oracle Portal Catalog, containing more than 200 portlets that users can browse and add to their personalized portal pages. The catalog lists portlets developed by members of the Oracle Portal Partner Initiative (OPPI), as well as any portlets registered by independent content providers, application service providers, or system integrators that have been approved by Oracle. The catalog also lists the range of portal-related services offered by system integrators who are members of OPPI. This means any independent developer or content provider can reach mass markets when they develop new portlets that can be integrated into the Oracle9i Application Server (Oracle9iAS) portal framework and published for worldwide consumption. Any application, business intelligence report, Web page, XML-based news feed or other information source can be made into a portlet, published through the portal catalog, and easily integrated into the portal framework of the Oracle9i Application Server. After a portlet or service is created, developers can go to the Oracle Portal Catalog on the portal community site to register their organization and portlets. If the submission is approved by Oracle, each service or portlet is classified into one of the following categories in the catalog: Consulting & System Integration (Global, Country, Regional), Application Services (Business Intelligence, Collaboration, Document/Content/Knowledge Management, E-Business Applications, Search), Internet Services, and Hardware. To help users browse the catalog, a brief description of the services and portlets are listed in catalog. Screen shots of portlets are also included in the catalog. www.oracle.com

Arbortext & empolis Integrate XML Solutions

Arbortext, Inc. and empolis content management GmbH (formerly known as STEP GmbH), a subsidiary of Bertelsmann MOHN Media Group, announced that sigmalink has been integrated with the Epic E-Content Engine (E3) to add multi-channel publishing to the sigmalink content management system. The integration of sigmalink and E3 forms a single source publishing system for creation, management and publishing of information to multiple audiences via multiple media. Content may be captured from many internal and external sources, including suppliers and various departments within the organization. With the Interchange functionality of E3, non-XML content (i.e. from Word, FrameMaker, Interleaf or Web forms) can be converted to XML and managed by sigmalink. Out of the single source, sigmalink delivers information for publishing to the E3 formatting engine, which formats according to media-specific requirements. sigmalink and E3 provide multiple source input, flexible content management, and multiple target output functionality for an enterpriseinformation management environment. www.empolis.com, www.arbortext.com