|Ipedo, Inc., a provider of software products that manage and deliver
dynamic content over the Internet, and XMLCities, Inc. (http://www.xmlcities.com),
a provider of XML-conversion tools, have announced a partnership to market
and promote a combined solution for media-independent content publishing.
According to the announcement, by joining forces, Ipedo and XMLCities will
be able to offer content publishers a powerful XML infrastructure they
can use to quickly and easily convert and create large volumes of XML content
while effectively managing it—a critical requirement for content-driven
The joint Ipedo/XMLCities offering includes XMLCapture Suite, a set
of applications for efficient, high-volume conversion of Adobe PDF and
paper documents into XML from user-specified DTDs, and the Ipedo XML Database,
a platform that enterprises can use to integrate, manage, and deliver XML
content to their Web, portal, wireless, and other large-scale content-management
applications. According to the announcement, as companies in all industries
begin to realize the benefits of XML as a way to create content once and
reuse it across multiple applications, they need a way to convert their
existing content assets into XML and to manage and deliver content to the
application infrastructure. Together, Ipedo XML Database and XMLCapture
Suite provide that solution.
XMLCapture Suite converts both existing Adobe PDF and paper documents
into XML through an intuitive WYSIWYG interface. Especially designed for
converting complex, less-structured legacy content, XMLCapture supports
batch-processing capabilities for high-volume conversion projects. According
to the announcement, the intuitive design leverages artificial intelligence
to speed processing, improve conversion accuracy, and simplify the process
for nontechnical users. XMLCapture also significantly improves the XML
tagging process through a unique rules-based auto-tagging feature that
can complete up to 98 percent of the XML-creation process.
The Ipedo XML Database is a new type of database server that stores
XML data natively in its hierarchical document form. It allows applications
to aggregate and organize large amounts of XML content and to assemble
and deliver that content rapidly. Built-in XSL transformations instantly
provide tailored views of XML content. According to the announcement, Ipedo's
high-speed architecture uses sophisticated indexing and memory-management
techniques to power the most demanding environments, including large Web
infrastructures, wireless portals, business-to-business exchanges, and
next-generation Web services.
Source: Ipedo, Inc., Redwood City, CA, 650/306-4000; http://www.ipedo.com.