Connotate Announces Agent Community GEN2
Connotate Announces Agent Community GEN2
Next Generation Solution Enables Web 2.0 Apps for the Enterprise ; Empowers Communities of Users through Communities of Software Agents
NEW BRUNSWICK , NJ – June 21, 2007 – Connotate Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of solutions which transform the web and the enterprise into standardized, reliable information and applications, today announced the release of Information Agent Community GEN2. Agent Community GEN2 is a wholly new platform based upon Connotate’s patented Visual Abstraction and web mining technologies. GEN2 is designed for both non-technical information consumers and technologists. Agent Community GEN2 is a collection of products that include the Agent Studio, Agent Library and Agent Server. Working together these modules enable entirely new classes of application.
Connotate Agent Community GEN2 enables the creation of a Web 2.0 eco system within the Enterprise which can access information from both the Internet and Intranets. It provides a platform for creating and sharing intelligent Information Agents and configuring “on demand” applications. This new model enhances organizational agility, knowledge and shortens time-to-market cycles. From an organizational perspective, agents are highly effective conduits for connecting individual users with the data sources they require. By making the output of given data sources consistent and reliable, productivity is increased.
Agent Studio GEN2 supports a wide range of applications. A sampling includes:
- Financial Research – Collect primary research from the web; create unique proprietary time-series data related to supply and demand, price changes, availability, import/export; hiring, firing; wages, sentiment, auctions, etc.; monitor and arbitrage new and changing markets.
- Enterprise Information Access – Empower end users to access and configure thousands of disparate data sources found in corporations without programming; libraries of agents are a more effective way to realize certain goals of Enterprise search. Results can be delivered via documents, portals, email, etc.
- Mashups; Composite Applications – Unify disparate data; make web data reliable; enable 2.0 applications for consumers and the enterprise; support wholly new combinations of content and data.
- Personalized Portals - 360 ° “Snaphots” – End users select and customize their own agents; filters, alerts, schedules, mappings, etc. All are configurable – unique personalization gives users customized, precise, high value views.
- Content Aggregation; Publishing – access both quantitative and qualitative data from multiple sites using patented, precision data extraction techniques. Standardized output can be delivered to databases, files, etc., supporting numerous publishing applications
- “Web Wrapping” / Programmable Web – RSS enable, XML enable any site on the web non-intrusively. Create RSS feeds, XML APIs and data feeds from ordinary web sites.
Software Agents – The New Workforce
Connotate’s Agent Community GEN2 augments a company’s workforce by providing virtual researchers, data gathers and aggregators that can interact with the Web and intranets, 24 hours a day. Software agents are easily created and trained for specific applications. An added benefit to a company using GEN2 is the ability to secure and retain the intellectual property surrounding the process and sources of web activity performed by its staff. In today’s highly competitive organizations, this adds an additional means of securing and protecting the intellectual property and “know how” typically lost when employees leave.
Next Generation Products
- Agent Studio™ – The Agent Studio is a substantial, new, product addition. It replaces and extends the Web Mining Server. A greatly expanded interface supports new agent types, multi-site agents, and richer agent functionality. New Agent types include RSS, Database, XML, Excel, and text. Unlike other approaches, agents can be created in minutes without programming. Machine-intelligent Agents can do anything a human can do to monitor, mine, analyze, and deliver high value content from both the Web and the Enterprise . Agents deliver outputs to email, portals, excel, databases, blackberries, or any web services interface.
- Agent Library™ – A Framework for Collaboration – The new Agent Library has been redesigned to support agent sharing and collaboration. The enhanced intuitive user interface facilitates collaboration by providing shared access to a variety of powerful software agents. Users can subscribe to, and personalize selected agents. Groups of users can use the same agents reinforcing knowledge sharing and best-practices.
- Agent Server™ –The Agent Server is a highly scalable and mature execution engine. Innovative Artificial Intelligence (AI) pattern recognition techniques have been incorporated to ensure the highest level of performance and reliability. The Agent Server is architected for deployment on single hardware servers, or “server farms” as required. Current deployments support tens of thousands of agents dealing with millions of pages on a daily basis. Connotate’s professional, proven solution has been chosen by top-tier financial institutions, global publishers, and government agencies.
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