|Weekly News Digest
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CRIBIS Adds U.S. Company Credit Reports
CRIBIS Corp. announced that it has recently started compiling and supplying its own U.S. credit reports to serve its growing SkyMinder (http://www.skyminder.com) customer base. The CRIBIS US Report is produced on demand for any public or private U.S. company. CRIBIS said it is designed to provide high-value information that is not normally available in other commercial credit reports like OFAC checks, Web site addresses, FEIN (aka federal tax identification number), news articles, and current awareness information.
The CRIBIS US Report is delivered with a credit rating and a suggested credit guideline. It also includes all content that is normally found in commercial credit reports such as payment data, public records, financial data (when available), and a management interview.
SkyMinder is developed by CRIBIS Corp., a CRIF company based in Tampa, Fla. CRIF is a continental European Group specializing in the development and management of credit reporting, decision support systems, and business and commercial information services.
Source: CRIBIS Corp.
Inxight to Extend Google Search Capabilities
Inxight Software, Inc. (http://www.inxight.com) announced Inxight Search Extender for Google, an easy-to install application that allows Google Search Appliance and Google Desktop users to find relevant documents faster and locate hidden information in document sets and individual documents. The new tool is designed to solve the "findability" problem in search results.
Powered by Inxight's ThingFinder extraction technology, Inxight Search Extender automatically clusters search results on-the-fly, enabling users to filter their results sets by the people, companies, places, concepts, and other information contained within them. The most important details in a document also augment keyword-in-context summaries, revealing hidden content within documents. And Search Extender automatically creates an automated index for all documents in the "cached document view," making it simpler to locate the relevant people, companies, and other information contained in long documents.
Customizable right-click actions allow companies to extend the solution to do tasks like click on an address and access Google Earth to pinpoint addresses or click on a company name to access LexisNexis or Hoover's lookups.
Inxight made the announcement at the Enterprise Search Summit, which was last week in New York. Inxight Search Extender will be available for sale in June 2006.
Source: Inxight Software, Inc.
Vivísimo Upgrades Velocity Search Platform
Vivísimo, Inc. (http://www.vivisimo.com) introduced Velocity 5, a new version of its enterprise search platform, at the Enterprise Search Summit, which was held last week in New York. The company said Velocity 5 is the cornerstone ofits new "search done right" strategy, which is designed to ensure that Vivísimo meets the needs of both enterprise end users and administrators. Vivísimo said it is committed to working with customers to understand their business requirements and deliver an accelerated software deployment schedule of 90 days or less. The strategy also maps out intended adoption of Web 2.0 technologies, as well as the availability of new connectors that enable enterprises to index, search, federate, or key-match content from document management solutions and from any type of application supporting open Web frameworks and feeds.
The enhanced Velocity lets users access and manipulate both structured and unstructured content at the same time by using new graphical interface controls. These controls put users in command of their own search experience. New metadata visualization techniques, combined with clustering, give users the big picture for a faster, but more thorough, exploration of search results.
Architectural and administrative functionality new to the Velocity 5 platform includes:
- Content extraction and normalization
- Virtual document creation
- Formula-based sorting, filtering, and grouping
- Smart summarization
- Content-level security
Source: Vivísimo, Inc.
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