Gemma Houghton

Convera Adds multilingual search capabilities to excalibur

According to Datamonitor, Convera is adding multilingual search capabilities to their technology.

Essentially they are using Paris-based Temis’s XeLDA engine into Convera’s Excalibur platform, an indexing and categorization technology. This will include support to the following languages:

French
German
Spanish
Russian

Integrating both technologies makes sense to me.

Excalibur is an enterprise indexing technology that classifies by categories documents, but lacks of language identification capabilities based on sentence analysis. XeLDA does this, precisely.

For those unfamiliar with Convera, it is well known that in the past they have done some deals with In-Q-tel, the business arm of the CIA.

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Gemma Houghton

Gemma Houghton

Director of Marketing at Webcertain
Gemma has worked in international search markteing for over 10 years and is Director of Marketing at Webcertain, overseeing all marketing activities for the Group. She also organises and programs Webcertain's International Search Summit, a search marketing conference focusing on international and multilingual online marketing which runs across Europe and the US. Gemma is currently studying with the Chartered Management Institute to acheive a Diploma in Management and Leadership. She holds a Professional Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a BA Joint Honors Degree in French and German.

One Response to Convera Adds multilingual search capabilities to excalibur

  1. That’s a really interesting development. Does this mean you can search in one language and get an answer in another!

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