Fast Search & Transfer (FAST), a developer of enterprise search and real-time alerting technologies, has announced the availability of FAST ProPublish, an enterprise search-based publication production management and delivery solution. FAST ProPublish, the latest Search Derivative Application (SDA) to leverage the FAST Enterprise Search Platform (FAST ESP), is designed to give professional and business publishers a powerful solution for gathering and processing data, resulting in the improved delivery of information to both online and off-line users.
Capabilities specifically designed for the business and production managers within publishing groups include the FAST Production Manager, a graphical tool that allows publishers to perform live updates on their online and offline published content, protect it from unauthorized use, and manage content processing, subscriptions, and site structure. The product's modular Content Processing Pipeline offers stages for automated entity extraction, linguistic analysis, and content classification. FAST ProPublish includes support for both controlling access and administering content licenses. The publications can be restricted to a given user for a given period of time and be timed-out at the end of the subscription.