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Cuadra Partners with Cognition Technologies

Cuadra Associates, Inc. ( and Cognition Technologies, Inc. ( announced the signing of a marketing partnership agreement whereby Cuadra will promote Cognition’s linguistic meaning-based search software, CognitionSearch, to the U.S. and international library markets. The announcement is being made in conjunction with the two companies’ joint presence at the annual meeting of SLA in Denver from June 3 to 5, 2007.

The marketing partnership agreement calls for Cuadra Associates to actively promote and introduce CognitionSearch to its existing and prospective customers. Cognition Technologies will provide training, sales support, and postsales implementation and account management.

Cuadra is also considering ways to integrate CognitionSearch with its STAR platform.

The patented linguistic, meaning-based search technology in CognitionSearch is designed to increase the precision and recall of search results. Unlike traditional search technologies that don’t understand the meaning of query terms or results, CognitionSearch, based upon computational linguistic science, “teaches” computers the meanings of virtually all words, phrases, and concepts in the common English language. (For additional details, see the NewsBreak at

Cuadra Associates, Inc. has been in business since 1978. The initial version of its flagship product, STAR, was introduced in 1982. The STAR products consist of core technology—STAR itself—and a family of information management applications that enable users to implement applications quickly and with minimal effort.

Source: Cuadra Associates, Inc.

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