|Nstein Technologies, Inc. has announced that it has released News Nserver,
an automated indexing product that's targeted to news publishers. The company
also announced that it has issued a software license to MEI for its Nserver
Suite and Taxonomy Builder computer-aided indexing (CAI) tools.
According to the announcement, Nstein's News Nserver will offer significant
productivity gains for news agencies that currently tag their critical
information manually. This solution, which is tailored specifically to
newspapers, news wires, and news e-publishers, will allow them to produce
and distribute information faster, in greater volumes, and with high precision
"News Nserver marks a profound step forward for news publishers to be
able to automatically categorize their vast stores of documents. It enables
customers to quickly and easily pinpoint material using the IPTC [International
Press Telecommunications Council] taxonomy," said Nstein president Randall
Marcinko. "Our customers can gain access to this highly cost-effective
solution as a stand-alone purchase or through our ASP model to realize
an immediate return on their investment."
According to the announcement, News Nserver adds significant value to
IPTC's widely used subject hierarchy. Since Nstein's proprietary Linguistic
DNATM technology is incorporated into the application, documents can be
indexed based on IPTC terms. The server will additionally tag documents
based on concepts, concept clusters, and proper names.
News Nserver performs the following functions:
Intelligently tags and exposes the most relevant concepts in a document
without the use of pre-defined dictionaries
Automatically categorizes documents according to the IPTC subject taxonomy
Finds and extracts proper names—people, geographic locations, and company
names—based on linguistic and semantic algorithms, thus eliminating the
need for pre-defined dictionaries
News Nserver currently runs in English, French, and Spanish, and by the
end of the year will be available in additional languages, including Portuguese,
Russian, Polish, Czech, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, and Turkish.
Summarizes single or multiple documents, giving users quick reference and
MEI is a leading provider of services and software development to publishers
that are seeking to convert from a print to an electronic environment and/or
to increase their e-publishing sales. It will use Nstein's CAI tools to
custom-build taxonomies for its customer base.
"This agreement will expose our high-performance, automated indexing
tools to e-publishers that to date have not had the document volumes to
justify purchasing their own license," said Marcinko. "Through an ASP like
MEI, smaller e-publishers can now receive the high-quality, high-precision
indexing that in the past were only available to larger organizations.
This lets customers use computer-aided indexing within a 'pay-as-you-go'
business model, removing the barrier of initial capital expenditures and
allowing Nstein to serve the entire spectrum of e-publishers."
Source: Nstein Technologies, Inc., Montreal, 514/908-5406; http://www.nstein.com.