Applied Semantics, Inc. announced the availability of Applied Semantics News Series, an integrated content processing solution developed specifically for today’s online and print publishers. Applied Semantics News Series provides content categorization, summarization, event identification, and concept tagging software that streamlines newswire, editorial, archiving, and syndication processes. The publishing-focused solution comes bundled with industry standard taxonomies such as International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC) Subject Codes and SIC Codes and works with XML standards such as NITF, NewsML, ANPA, and PRISM. Applied Semantics News Series is powered by CIRCA Technology, a semantic engine that employs the use of an ontology, or database of millions of concepts and relationships between concepts, to read and assign meaning to any piece of unstructured content by building a profile of the key meanings residing on a page. The ontology covers millions of broad and deep concepts and terms and is compatible with the wide range of news content handled by publishers. Applied Semantics News Series is available for immediate shipment. www.appliedsemantics.com
Nimble Technology, Inc. announced the release of the Nimble Integration Suite 2.0. Nimble Integration Suite 2.0 provides both ODBC and XQuery access. Nimble’s software gives enterprises a tool to integrate and access multiple data sources, inside and outside the firewall, for real-time data integration and information sharing capability. The Nimble Integration Suite 2.0’s XQuery functionality enables enterprises to query disparate data sources using an XML standard query language. The Nimble Concordance Developer creates a framework to specify business rules and automate a process to reconcile differences in how various data sources represent the same things, such as persons, products and accounts. Version 2.0 includes more powerful and efficient matching techniques and enhanced concordance database management capabilities, including specialized support for Oracle. The Nimble IntegrationSuite can now integrate data from sources, such as corporate employee information systems that use LDAP. New support for Crystal Reports and Microsoft Excel aid users in preparing reports of their data integration results. www.nimble.com
Tarius Interactive announced the launch of the next generation of the Tarius Interactive search engine. The new features in the next generation will enable database users to search for phrases, synonyms and keywords in an even more user-friendly way than before. Pharmaceutical legislation and guidelines are full of frequently used phrases, like “Investigational new drug application”, “Good laboratory practice”, “Adverse reaction”, etc. Tarius will support searches for exact matches of these phrases. When searching for acronyms, users will also want to access documents that use the full expression instead of the acronym. British and American English have a lot of common words spelled differently. For example `aluminum’ vs `aluminium’. Searching with the American spelling will normally result in missing hits among European documents and vice versa. Tarius will now support the automatic combination of US and British spelling in one search. Major differences between British and American English lie in the choice of vocabulary. For example `antenatal’ vs. `prenatal’ and `attorney’ vs. `lawyer’. This is relevant not only in daily language but also for searching among the pharmaceutical documents. Tarius will automatically support the inclusion of British as well as American words in one search.