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May 28, 2001 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Factiva Intelligent Indexing Now Available for Licensing and Through Inxight Partnership

Factiva (http://www.factiva.com) has announced the commercial availability of Factiva Intelligent Indexing, a set of news topic, geographic, industry, and company codes developed to categorize Factiva's news and business information in all of its products. Factiva Intelligent Indexing offers nearly 1,500 Subject Codes to classify industries, geographic regions, and news topics, which Factiva customers can license free of charge. Additionally, Factiva provides a comprehensive list of approximately 50,000 public and 250,000 private Company Codes, which are available for an annual fee. The Factiva Intelligent Indexing Company Codes are constantly maintained to reflect the changing landscape of mergers, acquisitions, and newly formed companies.

Factiva Consulting, a team of developer and editorial experts, is available to assist companies with the development of customized taxonomies and mapping of Factiva Intelligent Indexing codes to any established internal taxonomy.

Factiva and Inxight Software, Inc. (http://www.inxight.com) have also announced a partnership that provides companies with a unique and versatile system that automatically organizes, manages, and maintains large amounts of internal and external content. Through the agreement, companies can now automatically apply Factiva Intelligent Indexing codes to their internal content to build a structured collection of information allowing for precision retrieval and automatic cross-referencing of relevant external news to internal documents. Inxight will initially sell the system.

The Factiva/Inxight offering consists of Factiva Intelligent Indexing and Inxight's Categorizer. In addition, the companies will promote Inxight Thing Finder with Factiva's Company Codes for companies that want to extract information specific to customers, competitors, or partners. Inxight's Categorizer automates the tedious and expensive process of assigning documents to appropriate categories, and Inxight Thing Finder allows users to identify and extract key content from documents.

Sources: Factiva and Inxight Software, Inc.



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