Brief: New language tools

Through funding from a National Science Foundation grant, Vivisimo Inc. of Pittsburgh has developed a search engine that clusters like-themed documents in multiple languages, including Arabic and Korean.

Also, Language Analysis Systems Inc., Herndon, Va., has released a new version of its name analysis software, featuring a catalog with more than 1 billion names. This software can parse a name from almost anywhere in the world, return spelling variations and correct titles. The company sees a market with intelligence agencies and the Social Security Administration.

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