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Day: September 29, 2002

Antenna House Updates XSL Formatter

Antenna House, Inc announced that an upgrade to its XSL-FO processor [XSL Formatter] to V2.3. V2.3 provides significant enhancements in layout function capability and multilingual formatting function capability, including implementing XSL float feature for page layout and UNICODE BIDI (bidirectionality) for mixing right-to-left and left-to-right languages. By using the XSL Formatter V2.3 PDF Option, it’s possible to do layout the multilingual publications with the flexible mixture of Latin, Cyrillic, Greek alphabet, CJK (Chinese, Japanese, Korean), HAT (Hebrew, Arabic, Thai) and output to PDF. In V2.3, links and bookmarks are automatically created in PDF using Distiller. In addition, both EPS with preview image and EPS without preview image can be embedded in PDF via Distiller. By using a Plug-in (MathPlayerV1.0), the formula written by MathML can be embedded.

Topologi Launches New XML/SGML Editor

Topologi Pty Ltd. announced the Topologi Collaborative Markup Editor to support the lifecycle processing of large and complex XML/SGML documents, from initial conversion of unstructured source data to final validation and preview using
commonly available typesetting and formatting tools. The Topologi Collaborative Markup Editor: Community Edition can be downloaded from Topologi’s website for an evaluation period of up to 30 days. An introductory level registration fee for single users is US$59. An annual site license for an unlimited number of users costs US$5,000 including support. A high-end version of the editor will be released later in 2002. A plug-in to FrameMaker Server (and soon for other composition engines) is available to allow quality typesetting and PDF generation from a shared server.

eXcelon Announces Release of eXtensible Information Server & Stylus Studio

eXcelon Corporation announced the availability of eXtensible Information Server (XIS) 3.12. XIS 3.12 facilitates XML-based interoperability across .NET and J2EE environments while delivering faster access to data in XML business documents with XQuery support and Verity full-text search. XIS is an XML database that allows XML business documents to be dynamically extended while providing granular access to elements of information contained in the documents. XIS now manages XML business documents in the .NET environment, to complement existing support for J2EE environments. XIS promotes heterogeneous interoperability between software platforms; companies can now use XML business documents as the foundation of composite business applications that integrate systems based on both J2EE and .NET architectures. XIS 3.12 will be available within 30 days. They also announced the release of Stylus Studio XSLT Integrated Development Environment (IDE) 4.5 to enable development teams to deliver applications based on XML and XSLT faster by enabling developers to generate XSLT stylesheets automatically from HTML pages, providing advanced debugging support including XSLT debugging for SAXON and .NET processors. Stylus Studio 4.5 also includes an XQuery editor, XQuery debugger and XQuery processor. Stylus Studio 4.5 includes integrated debugging with traceability for both J2EE and .NET environments.

IXIASOFT & Adobe Join Forces

IXIASOFT and Adobe Systems Incorporated announced that they will join forces to co-market and integrate IXIASOFT’s TEXTML Server with Adobe FrameMaker 7.0. The initiative encompasses a broad base of marketing activities aimed towards the aerospace and defense industry, concentrated mainly on the synergy that exists between TEXTML Server and FrameMaker 7.0. Development efforts are moving ahead to provide seamless integration between the two products and will enable users to produce XML content in the environment provided by FrameMaker and store and publish this content using TEXTML Server, thus creating a complete document workflow system from production to searching and publishing.,

Protege & Voquette Merger Leads to Launch of Semagix

Following a merger between Protege Ltd and Voquette Inc., a new enterprise software company called Semagix is being launched. The new company’s semantic metadata management technology “Freedom” enables organizations to classify, manage and intelligently exploit structured and unstructured content from any source. This delivers information discovery capabilities and comprehensive real-time content analysis. Under the terms of the agreement U.K.-based Protege Ltd has merged with San Mateo-based Voquette Inc. in an all-stock deal.

Oracle Announces Alliance with Mohomine

Oracle Corp. announced an alliance with Mohomine, Inc. The integration offers mutual customers a streamlined process that reduces the number of resources needed to reformat and enter resume data during the recruiting cycle. Integrating with Oracle iRecruitment and the Oracle E-Business Suite, enables Mohomine to deliver resume content parsing for documents written in various styles and formats from within a single human resources environment. Mohomine’s Resume Extractor automates and simplifies the process of attribute extraction from resumes by utilizing pattern recognition technology with “learning-by- example” techniques from within a single system environment. The Oracle and Mohomine solution is able to: accept various input formats including Word, PDF, Text, HTML, RTF and email/POP access; output resumes into parsed XML, using HR-XML standards; and, integrate with Oracle iRecruitment through the Internet.

Inxight Announces SmartDiscovery 3.0

Inxight Software, Inc., announced Inxight SmartDiscovery 3.0. Inxight SmartDiscovery expands upon Inxight’s existing metatext extraction and analysis applications, adding features that include taxonomy management, enterprise-class categorization and a guided information retrieval environment. In addition, Inxight SmartDiscovery provides text analysis and retrieval capabilities that include on-the-fly entity extraction that identifies names of people, places, things and relationships from documents and groups them by category; automatic document summarization that creates intelligent summaries in a fraction of a second; a similar document finder that provides all other similar documents for a given document; concept search that organizes query results into a hierarchy of shared topics and themes; full text search that features basic keyword search and a Boolean information retrieval model for specifying the exact information needed; and multi-language support for accurately analyzing and retrieving information in 23 languages. Inxight SmartDiscovery is available immediately.

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