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Day: November 20, 2005

W3C Hosts Feed Validation Service

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announced a W3C Feed Validation Service, a free online tool which helps check the syntax of syndication feeds in formats such as RSS and Atom. This service is based on the open source software feedvalidator (the same software running the service at feedvalidator.org). Feedvalidator was written by Sam Ruby, Mark Pilgrim, Joseph Walton, and Phil Ringnalda and is under development over at sourceforge. In addition to the existing features of the feedvalidator, the W3C has made available a SOAP web service for the W3C feed validation service, and hopes that it will be a useful resource for the automatic or batch validation of feeds. This service is, for the moment, still quite experimental, and may have bugs or problems. http://validator.w3.org/feed/

Nexidia Launches New Business Unit to Expand into Rich Media Search

Nexidia announced the formation of a media business unit to address audio-video search and content management using Nexidia’s core phonetic search technology. Currently, Nexidia’s technology is used to enable both government and commercial enterprises to leverage untapped information previously locked away in audio files. The growth in rich media content has created a market need to go beyond traditional metadata approaches and unlock the rich information contained in audio and video in order to easily index, search and access this content. http://www.nexidia.com

Ipedo Releases New Version of Enterprise Information Integration (EII) Platform

Ipedo announced the latest version of its EII platform. Ipedo XIP 4.1 incorporates several new product enhancements that focus on improving the user experience in enterprise deployments. Web Services Tables, a dynamic mapping of Web Services to virtual relational tables, allows seamless integration between SQL-based business intelligence applications and XML-based Web Services. The release also features a new management console that improves system manageability, and several additions to Ipedo’s query optimization engine that improve the performance of large and complex queries. Ipedo XIP leverages SQL and XQuery to integrate and manage information from disparate, complex data sources to enable real-time business decisions. A complete set of Ipedo XIP demos is available online. Ipedo XIP 4.1 will be available on December 20, 2005 for Windows 2000, Windows NT, Sun Solaris, Red Hat Linux and SuSE Linux. Pricing is on a per-CPU basis. http://www.ipedo.com

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