|Interwoven, Inc., a provider of content infrastructure,
has announced the release of MetaTagger 3.0 software, which offers companies
an advanced enterprise metadata solution that will enable them to effectively
and accurately reuse and re-purpose content across any and all initiatives,
including enterprise portals, e-commerce, and search. The company also
announced technology alliances with AltaVista, Inktomi, iPhrase, and Watchfire.
Faced with increasing content volumes, enterprises
often struggle with labor-intensive creation of taxonomies, manual tagging
of assets, and lack of integration with a content management system, according
to the announcement. With MetaTagger 3.0, Interwoven claims to deliver
the only complete solution that automatically and accurately captures,
classifies, and controls metadata enterprisewide.
MetaTagger 3.0 features automated taxonomy discovery,
including a visual vocabulary builder, automated tagging, and seamless
integration with Interwoven's content infrastructure products TeamSite,
TeamSite Templating, and OpenDeploy software. It also examines collections
of legacy content and automatically discovers a custom taxonomy. To match
any unique enterprise business need, MetaTagger provides a visual environment
to search, edit, and tune these custom-generated taxonomies. This attribute
lets customers edit existing vocabularies or build new ones from scratch.
MetaTagger's ability to automatically tag content
based on recognition, classification, and pre-defined business rules enables
enterprises to quickly capture and classify complete metadata for all content.
According to the announcement, Interwoven's unique hybrid metadata approach,
which leverages the best technologies of inference and rules-based tagging,
delivers the industry's most complete and precise metadata for all assets.
"Customers today are looking for a metadata solution
that provides both accuracy and the ability to scale across their largest
initiatives, such as portal, search, and e-commerce," said Kevin Cochrane,
Interwoven's vice president of product management. "With MetaTagger 3.0
and its breadthof features, customers now have the industry's most advanced
solution to provide consistent and precise tagging of all assets—all in
In support of Interwoven's content infrastructure
platform, AltaVista Software (http://www.altavista.com)
will deliver an integration module to provide indexing and full-text search
of Interwoven's managed content via MetaTagger 3.0. iPhrase Technologies,
a provider of natural language search and navigation software, announced
that its flagship product, iPhrase One Step, will be integrated with Interwoven's
MetaTagger 3.0. iPhrase and Interwoven also announced that they have signed
an agreement to facilitate the development and marketing of the joint solution.
The alliance between Interwoven and Inktomi (http://www.inktomi.com)
will more closely link the content-creation and discovery process by enabling
Inktomi Enterprise Search to automatically index documents managed by Interwoven's
content management software. Through this integration, the search engine
will instantly crawl new documents as soon as they're published, allowing
enterprises to maintain a more current index and ensure that users have
immediate access to new corporate information. With this alliance, Inktomi
Enterprise Search will also utilize the metadata created and captured by
Interwoven's TeamSite and MetaTagger solutions to more accurately identify
the contents of the documents for improved search relevancy.
Interwoven's alliance with Watchfire (http://www.watchfire.com)
will integrate Watchfire's Web site management software and Interwoven's
TeamSite software to allow customers to automatically scan their Web content
for integrity issues before going live on a site. According to the announcement,
automating manual testing benefits customers by lowering production costs
and by catching issues before they're posted to a Web site, reducing the
need to re-edit live content. Moreover, by inserting an automated compliance
step into the work-flow process, integrity issues can be identified and
fixed early in the process.
Source: Interwoven, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, 408/774-2000;