Inxight Software, Inc., a provider of enterprise software solutions for information discovery, has announced the general availability of Inxight ThingFinder Advanced, which is designed to extend the power of Inxight's entity extraction by enabling the definition of custom, pattern-based entities. The original Inxight ThingFinder identifies and extracts 27 entities - such as people, dates, places, companies, or other things - from text data sources, in multiple languages.
The new Inxight ThingFinder Advanced is an add-on module designed to extend ThingFinder's power by allowing users to define custom patterns of tokens in regular expression syntax. ThingFinder Advanced can extract such custom entities as date/timestamps, chemical compound names or formulae, serial or part numbers, internal project codes, etc. ThingFinder Advanced supports discovery of entities and languages not supported out of the box.
The 20 languages ThingFinder Advanced currently supports include: Arabic, Bokmal, Danish, Dutch, English, English MTF, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Nynorsk, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, and Traditional Chinese. More languages are planned for a future release. The ThingFinder Advanced SDK is currently supported on: Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, and 2003 Server with MSVC 6; Sun Solaris 8.0 and 9.0 with GCC 3.2.3, and RedHat Linux Enterprise 2.1 and 3.0 with GCC 3.2.3.