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Month: October 2002 (Page 2 of 9)

Interwoven Teams With Captiva

Captiva Software Corp. announced a strategic alliance with Interwoven Inc. Interwoven will offer InputAccel, Captiva’s information capture software solution, with its new TeamSite 5.5 ECM platform. The integration of InputAccel and TeamSite 5.5 allows companies to capture business-critical information and make it available to all authorized users within the organization. InputAccel reduces document processing time and costs by managing document preparation, scanning, image enhancement, indexing and quality control verification of the data extracted from paper, faxes, email and EDI streams.,

Inxight Acquires Assets of WhizBang! Labs

Inxight Software, Inc. announced that it has acquired the technology assets of WhizBang! Labs, Inc. The WhizBang! Labs technology adds important functionality to Inxight’s solutions, tapping into multiple, disparate data sources to extract and present key information in the form of “facts.” For example, the technology can automatically crawl a company’s external Web site, accessing dynamically generated pages, classify those pages according to type (contains company address, management bios, etc.), extract the key entities (in the case of management bios, person name, title, previous companies worked for) and associate those entities into a database record. In 2003 Inxight will incorporate the WhizBang! Labs fact extraction technology into Inxight SmartDiscovery, the company’s solution for automating the discovery and retrieval of unstructured text data. This enhancement, coupled with its existing features that include taxonomy management, enterprise-class categorization and a guided information retrieval environment, will enhance their Unstructured Data Management solution. Inxight will also evaluate software-licensing opportunities for the WhizBang! Labs technology.

Vignette to Acquire Epicentric

Vignette Corp. announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Epicentric Inc. Vignette will pay up to $32 million in cash and restricted stock for Epicentric. Shareholders representing a majority of the Epicentric shares have agreed to vote in favor of and have executed voting agreements approving the transaction. The acquisition is expected to close in December. With the acquisition, Vignette will increase its customer base by approximately 250 in industries ranging from energy and financial services to healthcare and telecommunications. Vignette will integrate Epicentric’s portal technologies with its content management solution, enabling customers to work with a single vendor to build and deploy business applications for the Web. The Epicentric acquisition will enhance the Vignette foundation with a number of portal-based services such as security, central role management, presentation management and targeted content delivery. The combined products also will offer the ability to use and manage content where it lives, regardless of its format or repository. Full Epicentric support for Vignette V7 is slated for the first quarter of 2003.,

Interwoven Announces Connector Suite

Interwoven, Inc. announced its Connector Suite, to aid integrations with other enterprise applications. Interwoven’s Connector Suite software gives businesses the ability to jump-start their content initiatives from building dynamic enterprise applications to simply supporting collaboration around a new project. For Web application developers, Interwoven created TeamTurbo, which enables businesses to integrate the Interwoven ECM platform with J2EE and .Net application servers. For portal application developers, Interwoven created TeamPortal connectors, which connect with portal applications. To enable enterprises to fully leverage their document storage systems, Interwoven has created connectors that connect with repositories and databases. They include: DataDeploy, which maps to any database schema; and ContentProvider, which enables enterprises to search and browse multiple repositories from a single point of entry.

Stratify Announces Discovery System 2.0 with Taxonomy Life-cycle Manager

Stratify, Inc. announced the next version of the Stratify Discovery System. The new release includes features that focus on automatically building, refining and optimizing taxonomies, consistently classifying documents with the highest degree of accuracy, and leveraging information contained in the taxonomy. In addition, the Stratify Discovery System v2.0 features a component called the Stratify Taxonomy Manager, which provides an integrated, unified interface for Total Taxonomy Lifecycle Management. The Stratify Taxonomy Manager provides a single interface that unifies all taxonomy and classification management tasks. The Taxonomy Manager enables users to easily collaborate on all taxonomy lifecycle tasks, including the ability to (1) Create Taxonomies (2) Define Classification Models (3) Test & Assess Classification Models (4) Refine and Optimize Taxonomies and Classification Models and (5) Publish Taxonomies and Classify Documents. The Discovery System supports Western European languages as well as Arabic. Stratify Discovery System v2.0 is available immediately.

FileNET Releases New Capture Products

FileNET Corporation announced general availability of Capture Professional 4.0 and Capture Desktop 4.0. The primary content capture capability for all FileNET ECM solutions. FileNET’s Capture products enable customers to acquire and index both electronic and paper-based content, and distribute and manage this content based on an organization’s business needs. New features in Capture 4.0 includes TWAIN Scanner support and enhanced reporting functionality as well as OCR for automated indexing and conversion to PDF functionality provided by Scansoft. Capture Desktop 4.0 and Capture Professional 4.0 are available now. Pricing starts at $2,000 per Capture scan station.

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.

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.

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