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Inmagic announces new taxonomy and classification software: addresses issue of Infoglut

Press Release: Inmagic, Inc. [June 10, 2002]

Copyright (c) 2002 Inmagic, Inc.

Abstract: Inmagic, Inc. announces the release of Inmagic Gatherer, a spider that crawls specified in-house servers and Web sites, and Inmagic Classifier, an out-of-the-box solution that provides classification technology based on semantic and syntactic knowledge. Through automated searching and classification, Inmagic''s Gatherer and Classifier provide “Just-In-Time Knowledge Management” for organizations, supplying improved management, dissemination, and utilization of information assets.


Woburn, MA - Inmagic, Inc., a global provider of content and information management software and services, announces the release of Inmagic Gatherer, a spider that crawls specified in-house servers and Web sites, and Inmagic Classifier, an out-of-the-box solution that provides classification technology based on semantic and syntactic knowledge. Through automated searching and classification, Inmagic's Gatherer and Classifier provide “Just-In-Time Knowledge Management” for organizations, supplying improved management, dissemination, and utilization of information assets.

"The information-based economy is in danger of drowning in a sea of irrelevant, unstructured data." states The Delphi Group in Taxonomy & Content Classification, a market milestone report. This quandary is commonly referred to as “infoglut.”

“Although taxonomy software cannot completely stem the tide of ‘infoglut' ”, continues the white paper, “it can help us find the information we need to survive and prosper in the new knowledge-based economy. Taxonomy software can reduce our reaction time to make informed and timely business decisions based on knowledge and information contained within the unstructured data of an organization's digital documents."

With this need in mind, Inmagic has partnered with TopicalNetSM, a leader in developing automated content classification technology and business analytics solutions, to provide the best searching and categorization capabilities for its customers.

Inmagic Gatherer extracts content from the most popular file types and formats (such as HTML, Text, Microsoft Office, and PDF), allowing the content to be loaded directly into the appropriate Inmagic DB/TextWorks knowledgebase, IntelliMagic™, Inmagic's market intelligence system, or passed on to Inmagic Classifier.

Inmagic Classifier incorporates a pre-built taxonomy of close to 1 million categories, providing automated categorization, and ensuring that new and dynamic information is kept current and relevant. Inmagic Classifier is completely scalable, from files on a single PC to systems with 60 million pages.

Inmagic Gatherer provides organizations with the ability to easily manage the acquisition of large amounts of electronically stored data, normalize it, and prepare it for further processing, and Inmagic Classifier automatically and accurately classifies pages on the Internet and within corporate Intranets and Extranets. By providing a roadmap of the content, Inmagic allows its customers to better manage, disseminate and utilize their assets, thereby improving user satisfaction and increasing revenues.

“With nearly 250 megabytes of information for every person, the organization of critical information is a major issue for most business professionals.” states Susan Stearns, VP of Marketing at Inmagic. “With the addition of Inmagic's Gatherer and Classifier, we have successfully addressed that issue with a comprehensive solution. Inmagic Gatherer harvests relevant content from in-house servers and Internet sites, and Inmagic Classifier organizes that content using automated classification and a pre-built taxonomy. With these products, the customer gets ‘Just-In-Time Knowledge Management'.”

“TopicalNet's goal is to produce high quality, easy-to-use, cost-effective software to help transform data into actionable information.” states Dr. John Mucci, Co-Founder and EVP of TopicalNet. “Having shattered the ease-of-use and cost barriers, the benefits of ‘Just-In-Time Knowledge Management' can accrue to all of Inmagic's many customers, all of whom already understand the benefits of actionable information.”

Inmagic's Gatherer and Classifier are available Summer, 2002. Information is available directly from Inmagic at 1-800-229-8398, sales@inmagic.com, or www.inmagic.com, and dealers can be located at http://www.inmagic.com/webvar.htm.

About Inmagic

Inmagic is a global provider of content and information management software and services that organize and deliver enterprise content, seamlessly integrate both internal and external content sources and deploy business-critical information to corporate portals, intranets, extranets, and the Web. Specific applications include market, business, & competitive intelligence, library automation, litigation support, and Web publishing. Inmagic's information management solutions are installed in more than 15,000 special libraries and information centers in over 50 countries.

About TopicalNet

TopicalNet, Inc.'s patented classification technology provides businesses with the solution to classify their massive amounts of electronically stored data into easily accessible "topics." TopicalNet's automated and scalable software accurately classifies pages on the Internet, within corporate Intranets and Extranets, and within online advertising networks. By providing a roadmap of the content, TopicalNet allows its customers to better manage, disseminate and utilize their assets, thereby improving user satisfaction and increasing revenues. TopicalNet will be the standard in classification systems for content management and contextual commerce by delivering the right information to the right person at the right time.

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Publication Year:2002
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:June 10, 2002
Publisher:Inmagic, Inc.
Place of Publication:Woburn, MA
Company: Inmagic, Inc.
Subject: Product announcements
Online access:http://www.inmagic.com/inmagic_pr_gatherer_classifier.htm
Record Number:9826
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