State of Georgia Selects Verity for Portal Initiative

May 13, 2003

Verity Inc.'s Verity K2 Enterprise (K2E) software has been selected by the State of Georgia to provide a range of search, categorization, and personalization capabilities for, its new multi-agency online resource for residents, businesses, and institutions. The Georgia Technology Authority (GTA) which is responsible for the state's government portal, determined Verity and its K2 Enterprise software met their needs for the search and categorization capabilities on its new consolidated Web presence. The portal initiative connects the state's Web sites to a portal for Georgia government services, fostering cross-agency collaboration and information sharing while improving the overall online experience. The new State of Georgia site is very constituent-focused, including its Verity-equipped search functionality. Information retrieval was considered a critical functionality for the portal, specifically Verity K2E's ability to allow users to enter natural language queries. Verity K2E can search XML data stored in multiple repositories simultaneously. In addition, the software's ability to integrate with the site's content management software from Vignette Corp. allows rapid, accurate creation and management of taxonomies. The site's volume of content and number of users are expected to grow dramatically in coming years, as more and more of the state's business is conducted online.

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