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February 14, 2005 — 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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Parity Computing Upgrades Profiler System

At the recent AAP/PSP meeting, Parity Computing, Inc. announced the public release of version 3 of its Profiler System software for automatically creating organizational and professional profiles. The platform can identify people and institutions from diverse data sources (such as research literature, books, patents, press releases, and company Web pages) and can organize them into unique, unambiguous profiles. The company said this enables researchers to stay on top of the achievements of colleagues, to track who's who in related fields, to understand the research strengths of individual institutions, and to identify individuals with compatible research interests.

Version 3 adds the following capabilities:

  • Scalability to handle massive data sources
  • Improved accuracy to merge and disambiguate names
  • Customer interface to combine and split profiles and control updates
  • Client management of individual privacy preferences

Parity Computing, Inc. ( is a provider of text mining and knowledge discovery solutions. Parity applies its intelligent automation technology to applications including reference tagging and linking, ontologies and classification, and organizational and author profile solutions. Parity's customers include Elsevier, IEEE, ACM, and other leading publishers.

Source: Parity Computing, Inc.

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