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September 15, 2008 — 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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New SemantiFind Enhances Search Engine Experience

Semanti Corp., a web services provider offering "find" technology to enhance the results of search engines, announced its flagship product, SemantiFind (, at the recent DEMOfall08 conference in San Diego. SemantiFind is a web service that enhances the search engine experience by letting users indicate the precise meaning of their search queries.

The service works within preferred search engines, and it offers a drop-down list of specific terms and definitions that help people select what they mean, such as "Visa" the travel document instead of "Visa" the credit card. By understanding a user’s meaning, SemantiFind is designed to return more meaningful and relevant information and save people the hassle of sifting through unwanted pages or reformulating their queries to find results that might be buried.

As users begin typing in the search bar, they can predefine exactly what information they want to retrieve through SemantiFind’s drop-down list, which contains millions of terms and their definitions. Once users find pages they like, they can indicate quality results with a simple click of the "Symantify" button. "Semantified" pages are included as part of the user’s future searches, making it easy to find valuable information again. Each Semantified page also becomes available to the SemantiFind community, enriching everyone’s search experience. SemantiFind prioritizes pages that were Semantified by a user’s invited friends above those of the rest of the community because they are likely to be more relevant. This approach uses the "wisdom of the crowds" to sort out the good pages from the bad.

SemantiFind is available now for download at It is a free service to consumers. The product is currently available for use with Google, but additional search engine support is expected to become available within the next 30 days. Semanti Corp. is headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Source: Semanti Corp.

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