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December 18, 2000 — 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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PurpleYogi, The Wall Street Journal Online Offer Web Assistant

PurpleYogi, Inc. (, a creator of distributed knowledge management software called Discovery Systems, and The Wall Street Journal Online ( have announced that they will offer WSJ Yogi, a co-branded Web assistant, to the newspaper's subscribers. The WSJ Yogi is an intelligent, personalized, online, content-discovery service that automatically links users of the with the Web content most relevant to them.

According to the company, Discovery Systems classifies documents into a rich taxonomy of concepts by comparing the statistical patterns embedded within documents against concept models created using proprietary advances in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and information theory.

The WSJ Yogi, which will be offered as a free download from, is a desktop application for Internet browsing that effortlessly a user's interests and suggests related content instantaneously as the user browses the Web. The WSJ Yogi learns the interests of each online subscriber based on what they read online, then actively connects him or her with the most recent and relevant news from and other leading content providers.

The Yogi works continuously, displaying related and recommended content as headlines within a window on the user's desktop. It also accompanies users as they surf the Web, relieving subscribers from the task of searching for content of interest to them. The WSJ Yogi can be downloaded at

Source: PurpleYogi, Inc.

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