|Applied Semantics, Inc. has announced the launch of Auto-Categorizer
1.1, which features a powerful taxonomy-administration tool to enhance
its content-categorization application. This product update lets users
quickly import, create, and edit sets of categories within a variety of
industry-standard and user-defined taxonomies, allowing enterprises to
build and maintain an information hierarchy that best mirrors the knowledge
hidden in their data repositories.
According to the announcement, information managers or taxonomists must
sometimes gather hundreds of documents that are related to a specific category
in order to attach meanings and associations to that category when using
other automatic categorization technologies. Utilizing Applied Semantics'
ontology-based CIRCA technology, the taxonomy administrator in Auto-Categorizer
1.1 maps concepts in a simple, direct manner without requiring the development
of extensive training sets to define each of the categories.
"From the publishing to the financial services industries, today's enterprises
are challenged with building and maintaining taxonomies that encompass
highly specialized industry- and company-specific terminologies," said
Steve Bernstein, general manager of Applied Semantics' Enterprise Solutions
Division. "Auto-Categorizer 1.1 is the only solution that allows them to
quickly and efficiently set up taxonomies related to their specific business
objectives, resulting in a sophisticated content-categorization solution
that directly meets their industry specifications without labor-intensive
Applied Semantics' customers can now directly map their terminologies
to its 2-gigabyte ontology, a continuously maintained and updated knowledge
base that contains millions of concepts and relationship links through
Auto-Categorizer. This editing tool allows users to do the following:
Applied Semantics develops software solutions that enable businesses to
better organize, manage, and retrieve digital information in Web-enabled,
enterprise, and e-commerce environments.According to the announcement,
Applied Semantics' solutions are based on the company's CIRCA technology,
which understands, organizes, and extracts knowledge from unstructured
content in a way that mimics human thought and language, allowing for more
effective information retrieval.
Edit existing taxonomies and/or create new ones
Set up or use one or more taxonomies simultaneously
Map categories to the exact concepts that best represent them
Automatically determine concepts that are most representative of a category
by submitting text or a sample document.
Source: Applied Semantics, Inc., Los Angeles, 310/446-8162; http://www.appliedsemantics.com.