SchemaLogic announced that it has formed a partnership with Siderean Software to explore ways to jointly help organizations improve the “findability” of relevant information across their enterprises. The combination of Siderean’s “pinpoint navigation” technology (their turnkey implementation of faceted navigation) with enterprise metadata management is designed to align information to business needs. Users can find high-value information, add or extract value from the data, share and collaborate with others, and improve governance over important documents and materials. http://www.siderean.com, http://www.schemalogic.com
Informative Graphics Corporation (IGC) announced the version 5.2 release of its Brava! Enterprise content visualization server, which now supports PDF interoperability and features enhanced markup and Visual Rights security control. Brava Enterprise is available as a custom integration for enterprise content management systems from Documentum and Open Text, as well as SharePoint Portal Services from Microsoft. It also serves as a core application within IGC’s ProjectDox project data management and ReproCentral planroom and print ordering solutions. PDF interoperability enhances Brava’s ability to function as a key support and enabling application for content management systems; in document workflow for regulated industry and governmental processes where PDF output is required or mandated. File viewed and annotated in Brava can be saved as rich content PDFs into a file system or vault, or sent as email attachments. Markups created in Brava and saved to PDF are retained as PDF comments and can be edited in Acrobat Professional 6.0 and greater. Watermarks and print banners are translated to PDF as well. Custom dialog boxes and export options are programmable. http://www.infograph.com
dtSearch Corp. announced Version 7 of its product line. The product line can now instantly search terabytes of text across a desktop, network, Internet or Intranet. The release covers: dtSearch Web with Spider, dtSearch Desktop with Spider, dtSearch Network with Spider, dtSearch Publish and the dtSearch Text Retrieval Engine. Previously, the dtSearch index format could hold from 4-8 gigabytes of text per index. The Version 7 index format can index over a terabyte of text in a single index. Search time with over a terabyte of text is typically less than a second. As with previous versions, a single search can span any number of indexes. The dtSearch Spider embedded in multiple dtSearch products provides integrated searching of remote Web site content, along with locally-available data. In addition to support for file formats, the dtSearch Spider can also index and search dynamically-generated content, such as ASP/ASP.NET, MS CMS, MS Sharepoinet, etc. Pricing is $199 for dtSearch Desktop with Spider, from $800 for dtSearch Network with Spider, from $999 for dtSearch Web with Spider, and from $2,500 for dtSearch Publish. dtSearch offers a variety of royalty-based and royalty-free pricing options for the dtSearch Text Retrieval Engine. http://www.dtsearch.com
Mondosoft announced the availability of a new Database Retrieval Module (DRM) for its MondoSearch customers. Designed to meet the needs of e-commerce companies, particularly those with high-turnover online catalogues, multiple types of databases, platforms and applications, the new module enables users to simultaneously search and retrieve information from internal databases across the enterprise, and from external sources, such as public web content. Mondosoft’s Database Retrieval Module allows indexing of database content, web pages and other types of content into one unified search database. Users can view their search results as converted HTML layouts or can be redirected to existing web pages. DRM extracts content from the databases using live connections into the database, and can be set up to do incremental extracts of changed records only. The Mondosoft Database Retrieval Module is extensible to most database systems as needed and indexes Lotus Notes, SQL Server, and ODBC databases. DRM also allows for custom setups or table presentations of each individual database. Pricing for the Database Retrieval Module for MondoSearch is $9,000 and includes one day of consulting.
A2iA Corporation announced the first-ever automated data capture and keyword spotting software for freeform cursive handwriting, making it possible to quickly scan through the content contained within large volumes of unstructured handwritten letters and loosely structured fields within forms. A2iA DocumentReader enables a computer to mimic a human speed-reader. It locates, segments and processes the information contained in cursive handwritten information previously excluded from traditional forms processing and records management applications. A2iA DocumentReader converts handwritten words into electronic data, matching the words against language-specific and industry-specific vocabularies to produce a rough transcription. This gives companies the ability to index the information contained in documents that are typically read, archived and retrieved manually in their native format or stored in image archives. A2iA DocumentReader is also designed for keyword spotting on single images and entire image repositories. A2iA DocumentReader is a first-generation application available for integration by A2iA’s official licensees and resellers. http://www.a2ia.com
XyEnterprise and SDL International announced the availability of the Content@ Translation Solution with SDL. This new offering integrates XyEnterprise’s Content@ content management software with the SDL Translation Management System (TMS) providing a complete end-to-end solution for content creation, management, translation and delivery. The Content@ Translation Solution with SDL enables users to manage the content authoring and editorial processes, understand the impact of changes to shared content across products and deliverables, automatically track any and all language variants, deliver changed content to the SDL Translation Management System to optimize all translation processes (including comprehensive project and vendor management with automated work allocation,) provide real-time feedback and version control, and store and manage approved data in all languages for multi-channel delivery. , http://www.sdl.com
SchemaLogic released its enterprise metadata and taxonomy management platform – SchemaLogic Enterprise 3.0, with additional interface, integration and customization options. SchemaLogic SchemaServer provides an active metadata repository that drives modeling, mapping and synchronization across disparate enterprise systems. Enriching unstructured information through taxonomic metadata, controlled vocabularies and semantic mapping schema leads to information findability and enterprise-level content integration. SchemaLogic Workshop provides business domain experts and technical data architects the ability to model, rationalize and manage the creation, import/export, and synchronization of metadata models and schemas with other applications and systems. Workshop is the user portal into SchemaServer and SchemaLogic Integrator. SchemaLogic Integrator manages the synchronization of metadata to subscribing systems with adaptors. This integration framework provides adapters that communicate directly with subscribing systems, moving reference data, metadata and controlled vocabularies from SchemaServer’s repository. SchemaLogic offers standard adapters for content management, portal, search, categorization, database, XML schema and other enterprise systems. http://www.schemalogic.com
EMC Corporation announced a new generation of its Content Intelligence Services (CIS), EMC Documentum CIS 5.3, an add-on to the EMC Documentum 5.3 platform. EMC Documentum CIS 5.3 offers classification capabilities that can organize content based on information extraction and business rules, and categorize the content for easier navigation. Distributed competence management is a new capability to Documentum CIS 5.3 that enables customers to leverage human competence of individuals in various functions and distribute the categorization responsibilities across departments within an organization to classify content. A built-in role and user interface allows category owners or experts to manually make a classification decision in cases where the automated rules cannot classify the content with sufficient confidence. Documentum CIS 5.3 supports classification of multi-lingual content by enabling content classification in native languages against native taxonomies. Among the new supported languages are English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, and Finnish. Documentum CIS 5.3 now includes automotive, chemicals, drug and disease, energy, engineering, energy, legislation, financial, healthcare, high tech, military, and pharmaceutical industry taxonomies, and CRM, HR, IT, legal, marketing and other functional taxonomies. It also provides content classification for any text-based content type including documents, Web content, XML, OCRed images and other content types. http://www.emc.com