Applied Semantics, Inc., a software tools and applications provider for
unstructured information management, has announced the availability
of Applied Semantics News Series, an integrated content-processing
solution developed specifically for online and print publishers.
News Series offers content categorization, summarization, event-identification,
and concept-tagging software that streamlines news wire, editorial,
archiving, and syndication processes. The publishing-focused solution
comes bundled with industry-standard taxonomies, such as International
Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC) Subject Codes and SIC
Codes, and works with XML standards like NITF, NewsML, ANPA, and
According to the announcement, News Series automates the process
of applying many kinds of metadata to news content, resulting
in significant time savings for editors, writers, librarians,
and indexers who are currently producing this information manually.
The software also automates the process of adding valuable metadata
to content that's delivered to syndication and aggregation partners.
In addition, News Series categorizes, summarizes, and routes incoming
news wire stories to ensure the most relevant articles reach interested
editors and reporters in real time. Event Identification can also
flag articles that contain newsworthy information.
According to the announcement, News Series enhances the content
published into an archive and the subsequent search experience
by automatically arranging articles in granular categories and
creating article abstracts. This gives reporters and editors more
time to use rather than search for archived information.
Applied Semantics News Series is powered by CIRCA Technology,
a proprietary semantic engine that uses an ontology (a database
of millions of concepts and relationships between concepts) to
read and assign meaning to any piece of unstructured content.
The ontology covers millions of broad and deep concepts and terms
and is compatible with the wide range of news content that's handled
Source: Applied Semantics, Inc., Los Angeles, 310/446-8162;