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Month: February 2004 (Page 3 of 12)

THINQ Unveils Learning Content Management System

THINQ Learning Solutions, Inc. announced the availability of the THINQ Learning Content Management System (LCMS), a browser-based tool to create, deploy and manage content for training and learning programs enterprise-wide. Available as an optional module of the THINQ TrainingServer Learning Management System (LMS), THINQ Module enables organizations to develop and aggregate new and existing content, while supporting strategies for adaptive learning, scenarios and simulations. All users within an organization can post content – notes from a seminar or outside class, diagrams or web resources – to a single THINQ LCMS repository for content delivery. In addition, users can translate content into other languages. The THINQ LCMS is designed to support both a “push” and “pull” approach to learning. Learners can pull desired content from a searchable database mapped to specific coursework. Alternatively, organizations can push pre-defined content to learners based on job performance, required training and career goals.

Offisor 2.0 Converts Documents & Images into XML

Davisor has released its new Offisor 2.0 with improved Microsoft Word import features, including the ability to convert images and drawings in Word documents into XML in a pure Java computing environment. With Offisor 2.0, users can now turn their non-XML documents into easy-to-index XML text and SVG and PNG images. The main application areas for Davisor Offisor 2.0 include searchable central storage of data, content management, dynamic electronic and printed publishing, and processing of e-mail attachments. Offisor 2.0 converts Word and HTML content into XML, which can then be accessed, searched and indexed. In document management and publishing systems, Offisor enables e.g. banks, insurance or health care companies to access data in central databases and embed it in Word forms and documents. Davisor Offisor 2.0 can be either embedded into any pure Java application or used independently. Offisor 2.0 does not require proprietary external support software or services. It supports all Word and HTML versions, and is also very tolerant for common document syntax errors. The image formats supported include Word Drawing, Windows Metafile, JPEG, PNG, GIF, and BPM. Davisor Offisor 2.0 is available today.

CrownPeak Announces Onshore Software Services as Alternative to Offshore

CrownPeak Technology announced an integrated program of unified onshore software service offerings aimed at providing companies with a U.S.-based alternative to offshore outsourcing. With service partners that include NTT Verio, EmailLabs, DoubleClick, PicoSearch, MondoSoft and Lionbridge, CrownPeak provides a unified offering, along with a full API and SDK, which third-party developers or client IT groups can use to manage their solutions or implement new projects. In this domestic outsourcing alternative, the risk of project failure can be minimized in part because software services firms are paid monthly. If the system isn’t being used, it can be shut down.

Atomz & WebSideStory Integrate Site Search & Web Analytics

Atomz WebSideStory announced an integration that combines hosted site search and Web analytics to provide marketers with a holistic view of online behavior. Through the integration of search and analytics, searching and browsing information is correlated and available in one Web-browser interface for reference. Internal search reporting is one of the new capabilities within HBX, WebSideStory’s on-demand Web analytics service which was just announced. HBX’s Internal Search capability delivers reporting on search terms across categories, related searches, failed searches and search term conversions. The HBX Internal Search functionality captures search actions such as search terms entered in the search box, search results clicked on by visitors, and up to four “attribute” information strings. The capability also drills down to an array of reports, such as a top keywords report, Integration of search term reporting with HBX’s conversion events, and search attributes tied to conversions.,

XForms Institute Releases Online XForms Validator

The Xforms Institute has released a free online XForms validator. An interactive, Python-powered validator of XForms documents of all sorts that works with multiple host languages. (This information is in part taken from the O’Reilly book XForms Essentials – used with permission). The Mixed-namespace Checking online tool provides several checks of various contents of XForms documents, including scanning for namespace-related errors, unfortunately commonplace in XML development, performing “lint”-like checks for suspicious, but technically legal code, a check of ID/IDREF connections, even if these aren’t properly DTD-declared, and a Relax NG validation of individual “islands” of XForms content within the host document. There is also an online Document Checker, sample queries, and an XForms Validator Bookmarklet.

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