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Information Builders Releases WebFOCUS Magnify, a Service-Oriented Approach to Search

Information Builders announced the release of WebFOCUS Magnify, a search navigation tool that dynamically categorizes search results and supplements them with analysis and reporting capabilities. Magnify uses the metadata from Google or other search engines to index structured data records and provide access to all WebFOCUS capabilities through the search interface to provide improved relevancy of results. A feature of WebFOCUS Magnify is that it captures data on a message bus. Using integration technology from iWay Software, an Information Builders company, it adds metatags, and submits it to the search engine indexing mechanism. This avoids the need for crawling data stores, particularly database records, combining structured data in databases with unstructured search. WebFOCUS Magnify leverages the metatags and provides results in a navigation tree to guide users to the information they need. Features of WebFOCUS Magnify include: Dynamic categorization of search results – provides enhanced ways to narrow down your search; Search-driven parameterized reports; Dynamic directories – uses search to data mine; and is search engine agnostic – can work with Lucene and Google.

More Interest in DITA

We keep seeing lots of interest in DITA, the Darwin Information Typing Architecture. One sign of growth is the emergence of several regional user groups. Mark Nazimova invites people in the New York City area to a kickoff meeting of NYDUG (the New York DITA Users’ Group).

The first meeting is on Tuesday, September 13, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at Information Builders’ headquarters at 2 Penn Plaza in Manhattan. The location is directly above Penn Station in midtown Manhattan (24th floor). It’s convenient to most subway lines, LIRR, New Jersey Transit, just down the avenue from the Port Authority Bus Terminal, just down the street from PATH, and two subway stops from Metro North.

Mark asks that you RSVP. If you are coming, he will need to give your name to building security; if you are not coming, he would like to hear from you if you are interested in DITA and in the tri-state area.

We have written about Information Builders and its use of DITA in a white paper, Topic-Oriented Information Development and Its Role in Globalization.

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