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Inxight Software and Kapow Technologies Integrate Products for Faster, Automated Web Content Collection and Unstructured Text Processing


Kapow Web Integration Platform, Inxight SmartDiscovery Analysis Server Offer Automated Processing of Web Text

SUNNYVALE, Calif., and CAMPBELL, Calif. - Nov 14, 2005 – Two industry leaders — Inxight® Software, the leading provider of enterprise software solutions for information discovery, and Kapow Technologies, a leader in Web Integration — have combined forces to offer an integrated Web content collection and text analytics tool.

Inxight and Kapow Technologies have entered into an agreement to integrate and jointly market and sell the Kapow Web Integration platform with Inxight SmartDiscovery™ Analysis Server. The combined solution enables clients to reach and analyze any structured or unstructured information available on the Web.

The Kapow Web Integration platform uniquely integrates any application or information through the web front-end, and integrates these into portals, content/knowledge management systems, databases or solution frameworks like Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) as Web services. Unique to text analysis, the Kapow Web Integration platform automates the access to any Web resource, even behind log-in screens, and the associated web interactions to extract and re-use online content, data, functionality or processes. When this integration through the Web-front end is combined with the Kapow Web Integration Platforms intuitive visual design environment and a comprehensive set of Web Integration lifecycle tools, clients can speed project delivery, providing better results than seen using more traditional solutions.

With this partnership, Inxight will resell Kapow's products to customers seeking additional functionality to collect information from Web resources for processing within the Inxight SmartDiscovery Analysis Server platform. Using the Kapow Web Integration Platform, users are able to collect Web data, and extract relevant content and information in conjunction with their enterprise content. In addition, customers can keep their content collection fresh through automated or scheduled synchronization of content. In addition, if information is not found in the customer's current collection, an ad-hoc query system that is part of the solution can collect and normalize the content in real-time and insert it into Inxight SmartDiscovery.

Once collected, users can then extract and analyze the unstructured text in the crawled data, using Inxight SmartDiscovery Analysis Server, which can process text and extract more than 30 entities such as people, places, currencies, dates, organizations, etc. Analysis Server also extracts facts and events involving these entities, such as travel events, purchase events, and member-of relationships.

Only Inxight SmartDiscovery provides the complete solution for enterprise information discovery, including: entity extraction; fact extraction; taxonomy management and categorization; search and summarization; and enterprise integration adapters.

The combined Kapow Web Integration Platform and SmartDiscovery Analysis Server offer:

  • Business Intelligence — Automate the collection and overview of your competitor's movement and/or your market sector, including information such as press release data, new product launches, price changes, selling time, etc.
  • Data Aggregation — Automate your data collection and data validation procedures by automatically monitoring and collecting information from any Web based source, including company information, news, press releases, product catalogs, online price comparisons and public company rules and laws.
  • Automating Business Processes — Offer your business partners the ability to automate manual procedures, such as sending an ad for inclusion in printed media, synchronizing product catalogs and prices into the marketplace, etc.
  • Data Conversion — It can be used as a data mediator, especially when importing, exporting or synchronizing data to and from content management systems using a Web front-end. Kapow RoboSuite quickly overcomes many of the barriers associated with time consuming back-end integration, XML schemas and CPU intensive XSLT conversions.
"We're delighted to partner with Kapow Technologies in providing Web data collection as a collection front-end to our extraction and visualization software," said David Guercio, senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing for Inxight. "It's a natural fit."

"This agreement illustrates how Web Integration is becoming a natural component in current Web systems," said John Yapaola, general manager for the Americas, Kapow Technologies. "We are excited about this partnership and look forward to working with Inxight to deliver the best Web text extraction, normalization and analysis solution available. I am convinced this will provide our joint clients significant increased value of their Inxight SmartDiscovery deployment."

Kapow Technologies' Web Integration Platform and Inxight's SmartDiscovery Analysis Server are generally available now. For more information, visit www.kapowtech.com or www.inxight.com.

About Inxight
Inxight Software, Inc. is the leading provider of enterprise software solutions for information discovery. Using Inxight solutions, organizations can access and analyze unstructured, semi-structured and structured text to extract key information to enable business intelligence. Inxight is the only company that provides a complete, scalable solution enabling information discovery in more than 30 languages. Customers include enterprise companies such as Air Products, Novartis, Procter & Gamble and Thomson, multiple U.S. and foreign government agencies, including the Department of Defense, Defense Intelligence Agency, Department of Homeland Security and Commonwealth Secretariat, and software OEMs such as SAP, SAS, Oracle and IBM. The company has offices throughout the United States and Europe. For more information, visit www.inxight.com or call 1-408-738-6200 or +44 (0) 1252 761314.

About Kapow Technologies
Kapow Technologies is a leader in Web Integration — a new integration paradigm using the broadly available web front-end. The Kapow platform uniquely enables flexible and fast integration of web based content, data and applications into portals, content management systems, applications, databases or web services. The platform includes an intuitive visual design environment that simplifies integration and speeds project delivery providing users with faster and better results than with traditional integration approaches. Kapow Technologies has more than 85 public and private customers worldwide including US Army, AT&T, Wells Fargo Bank, Deutsche Post, Lycos Europe, Barclays Bank, DZ Bank, Swedish Defense and Danish Broadcasting Corp. The company has partnerships with major industry players such as BEA, IBM, Plumtree, AttachmateWRQ, Autonomy, ClearForest and others. For more information: www.kapowtech.com

Inxight, SmartDiscovery, VizServer and StarTree are registered trademarks or trademarks of Inxight Software, Inc. Kapow and RoboSuite are registered trademarks of Kapow Technologies. All other corporate names or trademarks stated herein are the property of their respective companies. Copyright ©2005 Inxight Software, Inc and Kapow Technologies.


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