Oracle Corp. announced feature enhancements in Oracle9i designed to provide collaborative content management capabilities within Oracle9i Database and Oracle9i Application Server. Using content management features in Oracle9i, customers and partners can tap into content once difficult to access. Some of the enhancements in Oracle9i for collaborative content management include support for XML and Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV). Oracle’s approach contrasts with those that employ separate servers for content management. Oracle’s approach is to centralize the management of content within a single repository where it is accessed by any application and easy to manage. Some of the key new features of Oracle9i’s collaborative content management infrastructure include: Oracle Text which allows advanced content-based queries on 150-plus file formats in more than 57 languages; Oracle Ultra Search provides a Web-based user interface for unified, searchable index of content stored in databases, file systems, mail servers, and Web sites; and Oracle interMedia enables automatic extraction of information about multimedia, such as the speed of a video or size of an image, and searching for content which lies within an image. Oracle9i collaborative content management solution is capable of managing all content, including productivity files (documents, spreadsheets, presentations, PDF files), HTML files, multimedia, e-mail, and XML documents. www.oracle.com

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