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It is the very breadth, depth, and possibility inherent in semantic technology that can prevent content companies from experimenting with a technology that may be one of the most useful commercial innovations of the past decade. The murkiness of the word itself—not to mention the standards, acronyms, and jargon that can dominate the discussion of semantics—only adds to the confusion.

Posted Nov 12, 2010

Pragmatech, an information technology company funded by the United Development Company, announced the release of CTRL, a semantic engine for text processing of news-like documents. CTRL is a purely semantic engine that can be used to extract a document's key topics, generate lucid summaries of documents, and index and retrieve relevant documents based on concepts and key topics, rather than keywords.

Posted Nov 11, 2010

Darwin Ecosystem, developer of the Darwin Awareness Engine news and content aggregator, is releasing its General News edition to demonstrate the capabilities of the Darwin Awareness Engine. The service is being provided at no cost, following a brief registration process.

Posted Nov 11, 2010

RockMelt, Inc. has released an early version of the RockMelt web browser for public use. The browser is notable for being built on Chromium, the open-source project behind Google's Chrome browser, for having social network functionality built into its interface, and for being cloud-based.

Posted Nov 09, 2010

Life-sciences publisher CABI and Semantico completed a project to open a large number of CAB Direct's life sciences abstracts to the Google search engine. This move vastly increases the visibility of the information the platform provides, and the companies have announced that it has more than doubled the usage of the CAB Direct platform.

Posted Nov 04, 2010

Attivio's has announced its AIE for SharePoint Integration, a platform that combines diverse information sources in a universal index and links entities from SharePoint and other content to relevant data. AIE also includes search features such as relevancy profiles, document classification, and clustering, as well as text analytics, sentiment analysis, and statistical entity extraction.

Posted Oct 28, 2010

Social search is still so new, it can sometimes be hard to get experts to agree on what it is or, more importantly, what it has the potential to be. As even major search engines such as Google and Yahoo! offer social search results and new specialized tools pop up, the face of search may just be changing forever.

Posted Oct 27, 2010

Teradata Corp. announced its Unified Logical Data Model Framework and Product Portfolio (Teradata Unified LDM), which will assist organizations in managing their warehouse content. It further enables customers to quickly model and integrate internal and external business processes and data.

Posted Oct 26, 2010

ISYS Search Software, a developer of embedded search and universal information access solutions, released ISYS Document Filters 2010, the new version of the company's text extraction, printing, and viewing platform. The solution gives enterprises a component for text analytics, e-discovery, email archiving, data loss prevention, and other content processing systems.

Posted Oct 21, 2010

Endeca Technologies and MeLLmo announced a strategic partnership to develop and deliver new mobile BI applications. The apps are designed to enable on-the-go decision-making and will involve the integration of their disparate flagship BI products, Endeca Latitude and Roambi ES3.

Posted Oct 21, 2010

As of this writing, it's impossible to escape daily news about the British Petroleum oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Amid all this news, there is one term we haven't yet heard that will have a large role in this saga as it plays out: e-discovery, which refers to the pretrial action in a lawsuit where parties can request or compel digital documents as evidence.

Posted Oct 19, 2010

MarkLogic Corporation has announced a new version of its database, MarkLogic Server 4.2. The new release includes MarkLogic Information Studio, an ETL (extract, transformation, and loading) tool for managing unstructured information as well as new features for availability and recovery including full database replication.

Posted Oct 19, 2010

Darwin Ecosystem released the Darwin Awareness Engine, a product able to analyze complex underlying patterns in markets over time in addition to the events that have an impact on these markets. The Awareness Engine further allows organizations to create, test, and refine hypotheses regarding the driving forces behind market events, and compare and inform those hypotheses with conversations and data that appear on the web.

Posted Oct 19, 2010

Lucid Imagination announced LucidWorks Enterprise, a commercially-supported search platform that builds on Apache Lucene and Solr. Lucene reports that LucidWorks Enterprise extends the capabilities of Apache and Solr, giving users access to more enterprise-grade features.

Posted Oct 19, 2010

ChaCha recently closed a $20 million financing round led by new investors VantagePoint Venture Partners and Rho Ventures. Since its founding 5 years ago, ChaCha has also raised capital from numerous other technology organizations/individuals, venture capitalists, and angel investors, including Jeff Bezos, Rod Canion, and Jack Gill.

Posted Oct 19, 2010

ChaCha, the free answers service, launched a new that is further focused on user experience and advertising engagement. The new site takes advantage of HTML5 and CSS3 to add additional relevant, related images and videos to support questions and answers that come to the site.

Posted Oct 14, 2010

IBM announced the acquisition of PSS Systems, a privately held company based in Mountain View, Calif. PSS Systems designs software that helps organizations analyze, automate, and implement information governance policies across large amounts of electronic business information and dispose of that information in an automated way.

Posted Oct 14, 2010

Attensity, a developer of customer experience management software applications, announced Attensity Respond for Social Media. Attensity Respond for Social Media extends the value of Attensity's platform for social media monitoring and measurement, Attensity360.

Posted Oct 07, 2010

Digital Reef, a provider of ediscovery and digital information governance software, released a new version of its ediscovery software platform. The new Portable Collections capability enables users to quickly create large, case-specific portable matters that can be distributed to ediscovery data centers of legal service providers, enterprise companies, and law firms.

Posted Oct 07, 2010

Endeca Technologies announced Endeca Latitude, a business intelligence (BI) product that combines simple search with BI functionality to aid decision-making in enterprise organizations. Endeca Latitude serves as a central platform through which a variety of BI applications dealing with dynamic data can be deployed, with the Endeca Latitude platform facilitating a user-friendly experience.

Posted Oct 05, 2010

Dear John: Over the last 6 months, we have spent a lot of time and effort talking to staff throughout our organization, both in this country and globally, to identify the way in which our current search engine is meeting their requirements. The objective of the research project was to develop a set of requirements for a new enterprise search engine, but one of the discoveries we made was that many of these requirements could be met by enhancing our current search engine.

Posted Oct 04, 2010

StoredIQ, a provider of information management and eDiscovery solutions, announced that its Intelligent Information Management Platform integration with Microsoft SharePoint has been enhanced and extended to provide complete support for SharePoint.

Posted Oct 01, 2010

Connotate, Inc., a provider of data collection solutions for the web, announced the release of Agent Community V3, the latest iteration of its flagship web data monitoring and collection solution. Agent Community allows non-technical users to capture and analyze dynamic Web content and data via a patented visual abstraction technique and easy-to-use interface.

Posted Oct 01, 2010

With the proliferation of search-oriented online content providers such as AOL, Yahoo!, Demand Media, and, internet users are increasingly likely to find that most of the general searches they do return results from these SEO-oriented content creators and so-called "content farms". Whether this is a good or a bad thing from the user perspective remains to be seen—and opinions vary. But from general tactics, to long tail search and universal search strategies, SEO remains critical to web publishers.

Posted Sep 29, 2010

dtSearch Corp. announced the beta release of the dtSearch Engine, which makes available dtSearch's file format and data searching support for use in several internet, intranet, and commercial applications. The dtSearch Engine beta includes native 64-bit Visual Studio 2010 support as well as a .NET 4.0 SDK, which covers a sample application for the Microsoft Azure CLOUD platform, the dtSearch API, and the Spider API.

Posted Sep 28, 2010