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Weekly News Digest

May 27, 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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WebLib Launches Universal Meta-Search and Discovery Engine

AllPlus, the web’s first universal metasearch and clustering engine has been released by WebLib ( AllPlus simultaneously searches the major U.S. search engines (Google, Yahoo!, MSN, and for webpages, news, videos, images, and blogs, and it presents all the results in an intuitive and clearly organized way through its Web 2.0 interface.

The AllPlus universal metasearch engine integrates powerful natural language processing (NLP) algorithms in query analysis and refinement, intelligent search strategy, relevancy ranking, focused drill-down, and the exploration of multidimensional information spaces. AllPlus also offers spelling suggestions based on its comprehensive English, Web, Medical, and Scientific Dictionaries.

AllPlus utilizes sophisticated statistical, lexical/morphological, syntactic, and semantic analysis techniques. For instance, health related queries are automatically mapped to Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) for more relevant and more precise search results. The AllPlus universal meta-search engine dynamically generates Topic Clusters and visualizes the search results in the form of Cluster Graphs.

The universal metasearch and clustering engine is a demonstration showcase for PolyMeta search, a metasearch and search result clustering technology developed by WebLib. WebLib provides specialized search technologies and natural language processing tools to its international clients in the U.S. and Europe. Customers include government agencies, universities, and major content providers. WebLib created the National Library of Medicine’s ToxSeek system ( WebLib’s headquarters are in Budapest, Hungary, and its natural language processing team works in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Source: WebLib

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