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Day: October 27, 2002

Convera Releases 20 Domain-specific Semantic Cartridges

Convera announced the release of twenty domain-specific semantic network cartridges to enhance enterprise search accuracy, relevancy and personalization. The plug-and-play cartridges, which come from Convera’s recent acquisition of Semantix Inc., allow customers to work with vocabularies more relevant to their specific business or industry. The new pre-packaged cartridges plug into Convera’s RetrievalWare enterprise search, retrieval and categorization solution, and join Convera’s existing selection of cartridges that support a wide range of languages. The twenty semantic network cartridges, supported by RetrievalWare’s concept-based searching method, include thousands of terms and concepts unique to the following industries: Army, Biology, Chemistry, Computers, Electronics, Finance, Food Science, Geography, Geology, Health Sciences, Information Science, Law, Mathematics, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings), Petroleum Natural Gas & Petrochemicals, Pharmacology, Physics, Plastics, Rubber, and Telecommunications.

Fast Search & Transfer and Momentum Solutions Partner

Fast Search & Transfer and Momentum Solutions announced a VAR agreement, providing Momentum Solutions with FAST Master Reseller status worldwide. FAST Data Search will be integrated as the core technology of Momentum’s enterprise content management solution, Momentum Enterprise. Momentum Solutions will integrate additional enterprise-class tools, including the FAST Data Search real-time filtering capabilities, to build a solution suite for commercial and government applications.,

Sybase Ships Enterprise Portal 5.0

Sybase, Inc. announced the general availability of Sybase Enterprise Portal 5.0. The EP 5.0 Portal Framework adds improved overall ease of use, openness and security. A redesigned and internationalized GUI includes a drag-and-drop layout, parallel portlet loading, and personalization. Portal Framework also adds support for multiple databases and application servers, including Sybase EAServer, BEA WebLogic and IBM Websphere. Portal Framework support for advanced security includes LDAP and certificate-based authentication, hierarchical role-based access, SSL encryption and multi-level auditing and alerts. EP 5.0 is available in 3 editions. Designed for the work-group, the Information Edition is focused on information and content aggregation. The Application Edition includes the same functionality plus search and a J2EE-compliant application server for creation and deployment of portal applications. Also included in the Application Edition are deployment packs to support multiple databases and application servers. Both the Information and Application additions will be available by December 2002 at prices starting under $10,000. The Enterprise Edition, geared to large deployments, adds advanced security, high-end scalability and failover capabilities. It is available now at $85,000 per CPU.

Ektron Releases eWebWP

Ektron, Inc. released Ektron eWebWP, a browser-based WYSIWYG editor designed for text formatting. Web developers use this technology to quickly provide word-processor features to virtually any Web site user. Ektron eWebWP offers a familiar toolbar with functions including bold, italics, underline, bullet, indent, copy, paste, font type, and hyperlink. Ektron eWebWP requires no installation, loads quickly, and is available to users on all client platforms supported by the latest version of Macromedia Flash Player. Web developers easily replace text area fields with Ektron eWebWP, giving anyone with an Internet connection and a Web browser access to a word processor-like toolbar. Installation is not required because Ektron eWebWP runs on any standard browser with Macromedia Flash Player installed. At 75K, Ektron eWebWP downloads quickly.

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