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Basis Technology and BrightPlanet Deliver Multilingual Deep Web Search to the U.S Government

Basis Technology Cambridge Headquarters


Thursday, 8 September, 2005

Cambridge, MA and Sioux Falls, SD, USA -- Basis Technology (www.basistech.com), the leader in multilingual information retrieval software, and BrightPlanet Corporation (www.brightplanet.com), the leader in Deep Web document harvest and analysis, have signed an agreement to provide multilingual Deep Web search capabilities to a U.S. Government agency in support of national security objectives.

BrightPlanet has licensed Basis Technology's Rosette Linguistics Platform (RLP) for integration into its Deep Query Manager (DQM), a deep navigational search engine to assist the Intelligence Community in conducting multilingual searches and document harvests. This agreement enables BrightPlanet to market their information automation technology to more segments of the commercial and government marketplaces. BrightPlanet's DQM is an automated search platform that "harvests" from search engines, directories and databases as it scours the Deep Web and the surface web.

Duncan Witte, President and COO of BrightPlanet, said, "Basis Technology's linguistic software was the perfect fit for our Deep Query Manager. Its ability to quickly pinpoint key data within large repositories of foreign language documents and databases was a perfect match for the needs of our U.S. Government and commercial clients."

Rosette enhances information retrieval applications by providing in-depth linguistic analysis of Asian, Middle Eastern, and European text. Each analyzer incorporates knowledge of the nuances of each language, enabling applications such as DQM to deliver reliable, accurate search results. For example, RLP identifies individual words for languages such as Japanese that do not use spaces between words; breaks compound words into their individual components; and identifies parts-of-speech such as verbs and adjectives. BrightPlanet has licensed all language modules of the Rosette Linguistics Platform.

"This technology integration highlights the strengths of Rosette and our ability to provide customized solutions to the defense and intelligence community," said Carl Hoffman, CEO of Basis Technology. "A truly multilingual Deep Web search technology is a powerful tool that can meet the unprecedented information retrieval challenges facing our governments today."

About Basis Technology

Basis Technology provides software solutions for multilingual text mining and information retrieval applications. The company's Rosette Linguistics Platform is a suite of high-performance, high-reliability, interoperable software components designed for applications that analyze and process all the world's languages.

Top-tier software vendors, content providers, and multilingual enterprises rely on Basis Technology's solutions for Unicode compliance, language identification, multilingual search, normalization, transliteration, and entity extraction. Clients include industry leaders Cisco, Convera, Endeca, Google, Hewlett-Packard, L.L. Bean, Microsoft, Oracle/PeopleSoft, SAS, Siebel Systems, Symantec and Verity. Government contractors include BBN, CACI, Lockheed Martin, MITRE, Northrop Grumman, and SAIC, as well as U.S., UK, and Japanese government agencies.

Company headquarters are in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with branch offices in San Francisco, California; Herndon, Virginia; and Tokyo, Japan. For more information, visit www.basistech.com or call (800) 697-2062.

Stacy Pantazopoulos
Basis Technology Corp.
(617) 386-7173
[email protected]