Factiva announced that it has acquired the business and assets of taxonomy consultancy Synapse, the Knowledge Link Corporation. The acquisition extends the reach and expertise of Factiva’s taxonomy consultancy in corporate taxonomy services. Factiva’s Taxonomy Services Group provides strategic advice on taxonomy development, access to pre-built taxonomies and assistance with content integration to a wide variety of organizations. Synapse adds domain expertise in industry verticals, science, technology, medicine and the arts, and its team includes more than fifty professional taxonomists, lexicographers, indexers and software developers. Factiva has acquired the rights to Synaptica, a suite of software solutions for building and maintaining taxonomies, thesauri and ontologies which integrates with search, categorization and document management technologies. The acquisition also includes the Taxonomy Warehouse web site a directory of more than 500 taxonomies, thesauri, classification schemes and other authority files from around the world, plus information about taxonomy references, resources and events. http://www.factiva.com, www.taxonomywarehouse.com
Informative Graphics Corp. (IGC) announced that its Brava Web visualization software is now available on the EMC Documentum 5.3 platform and has received the EMC “Designed for Documentum” designation. Brava for Documentum 5.3 content visualization server provides unified and universal viewing, annotation and secure publishing for hundreds of document, image and CAD formats. The EMC Documentum Application Logo Program helps ISVs, VSPs and SIs target, design, develop and market with offerings based on the EMC Documentum platform.
Idiom Technologies, Inc. announced the launch of its “WorldServer LSP Advantage Program.” Independent language service providers can take advantage of Idiom WorldServer GMS (Globalization Management System) in an offering that was developed specifically for their business model and customer service needs. This program marks entrance into a new market for Idiom as the company looks to replicate its momentum among large, global organizations. For more information on the WorldServer LSP Advantage Program, visit