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Month: October 2002 (Page 3 of 14)

Inktomi Releases Enterprise Search 5.0

Inktomi Corp. announced the availability of Enterprise Search 5.0. New feature highlights include: improved relevance and query, quick summaries, spell check, and administration user interface enhancements. Inktomi Enterprise Search 5.0 is available as a standalone application and is also included in a new enterprise bundle designed specifically for large, information intensive organizations. Based on a CPU and user-based pricing model, the enterprise bundle supports indexing of an unlimited number of documents across an enterprise. The new bundle includes Inktomi Enterprise Search 5.0, Inktomi Classifier 2.0, connectors for two database servers, the Inktomi Security Module as well as full linguistic support for up to four languages. Organizations with limited document requirements can still purchase the individual products on a per-document pricing model. www.inktomi.com

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. www.stratify.com

Avid Acquires Assets of iKnowledge

Avid Technology, Inc. announced it has acquired substantially all the assets of iKnowledge, Inc., a developer of enterprise content aggregation, distribution and syndication solutions. Avid will immediately begin selling a new digital asset management and distribution offering based on the technology acquired from iKnowledge. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The new addition to the Avid family is a rich-media asset management and distribution solution that helps aggregate any digital content, in its native format, from multiple sources. Customers can add business rules to manage the content – such as to which Web site to send the media and when to send it – and distribute it via any channel, from broadband to wireless, or, ultimately, to any device, including PCs, WAP phones, PDAs, and iTV. The new enterprise solution will install within existing IT infrastructures – including those based on Avid Unity for News software – to deliver content-management and distribution capabilities that integrate into production workflow. www.avid.com

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. www.interwoven.com, www.captivasoftware.com

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. www.convera.com

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