Information Today
Volume 17, Issue 9 • October 2000
Inxight Products Implemented by Factiva

Inxight Software, Inc., a provider of information access and content-analysis software solutions, has announced that Factiva, a jointly owned Dow Jones and Reuters Corp. company, has implemented a suite of Inxight’s advanced knowledge-extraction products. The product suite includes Inxight Categorizer, Summarizer, and Thing Finder, which are used to enhance the processing of Factiva’s multilingual content.

Factiva, a provider of global news and business information to company intranets and enterprise information portals, is deploying Inxight’s products to its Factiva Intelligent Indexing system— a range of over 1,300 content codes that enable tailored searching across thousands of multilingual sources.

“Customers want relevant content,” said Clare Hart, president and CEO of Factiva. “Inxight’s fast, highly scalable text engines will help Factiva to categorize the huge volume of content we process every day more quickly and efficiently, helping us to provide our customers with the right information at the right time.”

Reuters Corp., Factiva’s joint owner along with Dow Jones, has licensed the suite of products from Inxight.

“Together with Factiva, we selected Inxight after considering a large number of companies working in this area,” said Jo Rabin, chief technology officer of Reuters Mobile. “We were impressed by Inxight’s wide expertise across multiple languages and their commitment to maintaining leadership in this area. This is the beginning of what we foresee to be a strategic relationship between our companies.”

“We’re thrilled to be working with industry leaders like Reuters and Factiva,” said Robert P. Lee, president and CEO of Inxight. “This relationship underscores the huge need in the market to structure and enhance textual content across many languages, and it is visionaries such as Factiva that are taking the lead in implementing these solutions. Dealing with large volumes of textual information is no easy task—our relationship with Reuters is a result of both their vision and our commitment to continue to provide best-of-breed solutions that solve the tough problems.”

Built on Inxight’s multilingual text-analysis product, LinguistX Platform, Summarizer, Thing Finder, and Categorizer are available as server-based applications and software development kits. Industry-leading application developers and Web portals such as Verity, Oracle, Inktomi, Infoseek, Excite, and AltaVista use LinguistX to deliver the right information to end-users in multiple languages.

Source: Inxight Software, Inc., Santa Clara, CA, 408/969-7200;

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