SDL International announced the release of SDL AuthorAssistant 2006, which accelerates time-to-market and improves brand consistency across enterprise-wide global authoring processes. SDL AuthorAssistant enables creators of corporate content to perform automated checks against existing translation assets, such as previously translated content and terminology glossaries, as well as against corporate writing guidelines. These capabilities have been enhanced with SDL AuthorAssistant 2006. The new release extends its reach to the entire global ecosystem by enabling organizations to access centralized translation assets in SDL Trados, SDL MultiTerm, SDLX and SDL TermBase formats. It saves time in the content lifecycle with additional customizable style checks and provides management insight into global authoring savings with a range of new reporting capabilities. http://www.sdl.com
CM4all announced the release of WebDrive, a new ASP Web storage solution aimed at Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Web hosts, telcos, and cable providers who want to serve the market in online file storage space. The WebDrive application is currently available for licensing, customization, and installation in data centers beginning today. CM4all’s WebDrive application offers storage of files in their data center via an Web browser interface. CM4all WebDrive functions as a file manager, viewer, and a sharing application with data center levels of file protection, all of which can be controlled and managed on any computer or device with Internet access. CM4all’s technology is based on a high-speed XML application server and is operated on an ASP model. The company’s core product is the homepage tool kit CM4all WebsiteCreator, which is adapted for and licensed to individual OEM partners and is available in 11 different languages. http://www.cm4all.com
Inxight Software announced the general availability of Inxight SmartDiscovery Extraction Server (SDX), a solution for text analytics in more than 30 languages. This system delivers Inxight’s ThingFinder extraction capabilities, reading text to discover the “who,” “what,” “where” and “when” of each document, enabling publishers, government organizations and enterprises to extract people, companies, places and other key entities from terabytes of unstructured text. SmartDiscovery Extraction Server was designed to fit into Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Web services environments. The basic SDX architecture is a horizontally scalable, distributed extraction platform, designed to be deployed in a variety of configurations from 4 CPUs to 40,000 CPUs and beyond. New nodes can be added to the running system dynamically to meet demand. Administration of the system (managing distributed nodes, providing configuration parameters, etc.) is controlled through a Web-based user interface. The next version of SDX, scheduled for release this summer, will also incorporate Inxight Summarizer and Inxight’s new Categorizer product. Inxight SmartDiscovery Extraction Server is certified on Red Hat Linux ES 3.0 and 4.0, Red Hat Linux AS 3.0, Windows 2003 and Windows XP operating systems. Inxight SmartDiscovery Extraction Server (SDX) is generally available now.
Siderean Software unveiled Seamark Navigator 4.0. Featuring new application integration, security and scalability enhancements, Seamark Navigator 4.0 enables business users to navigate and manage all types of structured and unstructured information across the enterprise. Key to Seamark Navigator 4.0 is the ability to enhance exploration and discovery from applications such as Google Enterprise Search and Oracle Secure Enterprise Search to help knowledge workers understand the scope and relationship of information available to them. With Seamark Navigator 4.0, users now have the ability to aggregate information from multiple sources regardless of format, navigate it quickly to illuminate previously unseen relationships so they can view what they don’t know, and humanize the information to access it with the least amount of clicks. Seamark Navigator 4.0 offers several new capabilities: External Search Integration with Google’s Search Appliance and Oracle’s Secure Enterprise Search; Role-Based Security to provide security at the facet level by filtering results based on the source of the information and the role assigned to the user; User Tagging to enable communities of interest to tag content for easy reference and enhance the navigational experience for all other users; Information Management Policies; Facet-Based Relevancy to enable the user to “boost” a facet allowing keywords found in that facet to have a higher priority than the same keywords found in another facet; Usage Analytics; On the Fly and Dynamic Facet Creation; and sixty-four bit scalability. Seamark Navigator 4.0 is immediately available. http://www.siderean.com
Vignette Corp. (NASDAQ:VIGN) announced the integration of its Enterprise Content Management (ECM) suite of solutions with HP Reference Information Storage Systems (RISS) for financial services customers and Medical Archive Systems (MAS) for healthcare, including public sector medical, customers to manage the lifecycle of information. Vignette also announced support for HP’s Integrity server platform. Customers using Vignette’s Collaborative Documents and Records solution with HP’s RISS hardware storage device can benefit from Vignette’s document management, process automation and records management functionality and the assurance of high-performance, redundant mass storage and archiving provided by the HP RISS device. Vignette Integration with HP MAS – Digital storage of the “complete” electronic health record makes critical patient data more accessible to medical staff at point of care. HP MAS, combined with Vignette’s Imaging and Workflow solution, provides an archive of clinical images and administrative documents to healthcare customers. Vignette and HP will offer a web solution running on Integrity servers to help customers leverage their content through an Intranet, Extranet or public Web site. http://www.vignette.com
WebSideStory, Inc. (NASDAQ:WSSI) announced the launch of WebSideStory Search 4.0, a site search solution to automatically integrate site search and web site behavioral data. This technology, called Active Ranking, enables marketers to optimize the ranking of their search results based on any number of important visitor metrics, such as conversion rate, entry pages, most requested pages and visits, and improve their online business objectives, including increasing conversions or delivering the most relevant content. WebSideStory Search 4.0 integrates with WebSideStory’s HBX Analytics solution via the company’s Stream Reporting API. WebSideStory Search 4.0 offers a number of other capabilities, including guided site navigation, an increase in search capacity, and automated SEO sitemap and shopping engine feeds.
Intellext announced the release of Watson 2.3, a search tool that proactively finds and delivers relevant information to users. The latest version of Watson improves the user experience with new usability features such as the addition of people and company content from Zoom Information, a Drag and Drop feature for easy information collection and Yahoo! Desktop Search integration. Watson recognizes when someone is looking at information about people and companies, and queries the ZoomInfo search engine for relevant results. Content from ZoomInfo is then delivered to the user in Watson’s sidebar interface. Another new addition to Watson 2.3 is the Drag and Drop feature, which simplifies the process of incorporating information that Watson finds into the user’s work. Any result that Watson finds, whether a web page, email or desktop file, can be dragged from Watson’s sidebar interface into the program the user is working on, then dropped for information collection. Watson 2.3 also now supports and integrates with Yahoo Desktop Search, and includes several performance and stability improvements, such as the elimination of the need to reboot after installation.