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Day: September 26, 2005

JotSpot Launches JotSpot Live

JotSpot launched JotSpot Live, the first in a series of online collaboration products that the company will introduce this fall. JotSpot Live is a simple Web-based application that enables live note-taking by multiple users on the same Web page at the same time. Combining the interactivity and speed of chat with the utility of building collaborative documents, JotSpot Live is designed for group brainstorming, virtual meetings, and collaborative agendas. JotSpot Live is Web-based, accessible from any browser, and requires no software installation. JotSpot Live is available immediately. Users can use the basic version of JotSpot Live for free and paid plans start at $5 per month, where users can create up to 15 pages per month. There is also workgroup plan for greater use. All plans allow for unlimited collaborators on any page.

Open Text’s Artesia Digital Asset Management 6.5 Supports Creative Professionals

Open Text Corporation (Nasdaq: OTEX, TSX: OTC) announced the latest digital asset management (DAM) software from its Artesia subsidiary will provide support to creative professionals in media and entertainment companies and in corporate marketing departments. Version 6.5 improves the productivity of creative professionals by linking the desktop design and publishing applications they depend on to the digital media content managed by the Artesia DAM solution. Artesia DAM 6.5 adds the Creative Desktop, which allows users working from Macintosh-based design applications such as Adobe InDesign CS2 and QuarkXPress to leverage the content management functionality of Artesia DAM running on Windows or Unix servers. Version 6.5’s integration with Adobe InDesign software includes intelligent ingest of compound document layouts from Adobe InDesign into Artesia DAM, with optional XMP capture. XMP is an XML-based metadata interchange framework from Adobe. Users can import a layout and the components of the layout, such as graphics, as separate assets in the system, each with separate metadata. The integration of Livelink Discovery Server into the Artesia DAM solution gives customers a search technology to find digital content in their Artesia DAM systems. This capability will be included as part of the base Artesia DAM product license. http://www.opentext.com

ISYS Updates Enterprise Search to ISYS:web 7

ISYS Search Software announced the immediate general availability of ISYS:web 7, the company’s enterprise search solution for public websites, corporate intranets and portals. At query time, ISYS:web 7 automatically displays categories that enable users to drill down and quickly find the right information. ISYS also provides administrators with tools for modifying categories according to their business rules. ISYS:web 7 parses raw search log data into reports that enable organizations to monitor, measure and analyze search behavior. Users can create custom reports or use the standard reports ISYS ships with, including top searches, peak search hours, and trends in the frequency of search terms. ISYS:web 7 offers 100-percent web-based administration. ISYS:web 7 can be deployed it out of the box, or, for organizations requiring greater flexibility, achieve maximum customization via ISYS:web 7’s developer’s toolkit, which includes .NET and SOAP interfaces. Administrators can create an unlimited number of indexes and chain up to 128 indexes, enabling users to search across 8 billion documents with a single search. ISYS:web 7 now offers enterprises the ability to leverage multiple processors to build indexes in tandem. ISYS:web 7 allows administrators to create multi-language indexes via Unicode. http://www.isys-search.com

Day Launching Repository Connectors

Day Software (SWX:DAYN)(OTC:DYIHY) announced that the company is launching a series of standardized connectors for other repositories. The repository connectors are compliant with the Content Repository for Java Technology API standard (JSR170). The first of these interfaces to be delivered is for EMC Documentum. The Day connector will make enterprise content stored in Documentum’s repository accessible through the new standard. Other connectors that are in development include interfaces for FileNet, OpenText LiveLink, Microsoft SharePoint, IBM Domino.doc, Software AG Tamino and Interwoven.

Interwoven Updates MetaTagger

Interwoven, Inc. (NASDAQ:IWOV) announced that it has enhanced the company’s MetaTagger Content Intelligence Services offering by providing advanced functionality for social network discovery and content categorization. With the new release, organizations can automate document review and routing processes as well as accelerate the development of business-specific taxonomies. MetaTagger enables an organization’s applications to discover and extract person names, companies, dates, places and other significant entities using semantic patterns. Included in the latest MetaTagger release are extractors for several common entity types, as well as tools for creating new patterns in an XML-based configuration format. Organizations can configure MetaTagger quickly with a new step-by-step Web-based configuration manager. new Web-based Metadata Viewer enables users to generate and view metadata dynamically. Additionally, new tools enable dynamic taxonomy import, export, and deployment through a scripting interface. Organizations can now benefit from new support for Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Finnish, Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian (Nynorsk and Bokmal). Additional languages supported include English, Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Korean and simplified Chinese. The enhanced Interwoven MetaTagger Content Intelligence Services offering is generally available now.

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