Applied Semantics Launches Auto-Categorizer 1.1. (Internet Publishing Today)

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Applied Semantics, Inc. has announced the launch of Auto-Categorizer 1.1, which features a powerful taxonomy-administration tool to enhance its content-categorization application. This product update lets users quickly import, create, and edit sets of categories within a variety of industry-standard and user-defined taxonomies, allowing enterprises to build and maintain an information hierarchy that best mirrors the knowledge hidden in their data repositories.

According to the announcement, information managers or taxonomists must sometimes gather hundreds of documents that are related to a specific category in order to attach meanings and associations to that category when using other automatic categorization technologies. Utilizing Applied Semantics' ontology-based CIRCA technology, the taxonomy administrator in AutoCategorizer 1.1 maps concepts in a simple, direct manner without requiring the development of extensive training sets to define each of the categories.

"From the publishing to the financial services industries, today's enterprises are challenged with building and maintaining taxonomies that encompass highly specialized industry- and company-specific terminologies," said Steve Bernstein, general manager of Applied Semantics' Enterprise Solutions Division. "Auto-Categorizer 1.1 is the only solution that allows them to quickly and efficiently set up taxonomies related to their specific business objectives, resulting in a sophisticated content-categorization solution that directly meets their industry specifications without labor-intensive training sets. …