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***Corpora launches personalised document summary tool***

Applied linguistics company, Corpora, has launched Summarize!, its next ‘language-savvy’ tool after the success of its ‘speed-reading’ Jump!.  This new breakthrough summary system is the first of its kind because it provides readers with instant document synopses that are skewed to their personal areas of interest.

Using Summarize!, last week’s 586-word BBC Online’s recent article, reporting the success of Jamie Oliver’s School Dinners campaign: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/4391695.stm becomes the 56-word:

Chef Jamie Oliver has welcomed the government’s extra £280m to tackle the school meals “crisis” in England.

Liberal Democrat spokesman Phil Willis said: “The extra funds are welcome, but it’s sad that it’s taken a celebrity chef to get the government to act when they’ve had eight years to improve the sorry state of school dinners.”

Mark Thompson, CEO of Corpora, comments: “Where Jamie Oliver is looking to clear the junk from school mealtimes, Corpora is seeking to combat information overload in today’s text-heavy working environments. Summarize! reduces ‘weighty’ documents to ‘slimline’ tasters that can be ‘consumed’ and ‘digested’ quickly and easily, allowing much more rapid decision making.”

Summarize! has the ability to précis an email and all of its attachments at the click of a button, allowing readers to get to the relevant and timely information more quickly. Documents can be condensed to any length be it 50 or 500 words. The tool reduces research times and cuts costs for anyone who trades in information, from journalists on a deadline (see below for summarised version of this release), tasked with getting to the bottom of a story as accurately as possible, to government officials requiring quick analysis of lengthy reports for presentation.

Linguistic and statistical algorithms enable Summarize! to extract the important themes within a document. The program then builds a summary that focuses on those themes and which is any specified percentage of the original document length.

Summarize! is one of a portfolio of knowledge management products available from Corpora, all of which were developed by leading linguistic engineers. Other solutions include: Jump!, a document navigation tool, Find!, a more accurate, super-secure information searching solution; Connect!, an information and expertise location system for online teamwork; Burst, a program which clusters multiple news feeds into discrete events; and Sentiment, which automatically reads news sources and determines whether news stories are positive, negative or neutral.

For a free demonstration copy of Summarize!, or if you would like Corpora to summarize a document for you, or you would like to meet Corpora, please call Katrina Walker/Kate Alexander at Spreckley Partners Ltd on +44 (0)20 7388 9988.

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30% summary of this press release as follows:

Summarize! ‘reduces’ Jamie Oliver to ‘bite-size’ chunks
- Corpora launches personalised document summary tool –

Knowledge management company, Corpora, has launched Summarize!, its next ‘language-savvy’ tool following the success of ‘speed-reading’ Jump!.

The new breakthrough summary system is the first of its kind because it provides readers with document synopses that are skewed to their personal areas of interest.

Mark Thompson, CEO of Corpora, comments: “Where Jamie Oliver is looking to clear the junk from school mealtimes, Corpora is seeking to combat information overload in today’s text-heavy working environments.”

For a free demonstration copy of Summarize!, or if you would like Corpora to reduce a document for you, or you would like to meet Corpora, please call Katrina Walker/Kate Alexander at Spreckley Partners Ltd on +44 (0)20 7388 9988.

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Notes to editors

About Corpora plc:
For people overwhelmed with data in today's information age, Corpora is the information management company that accelerates understanding. Its aim is to simplify working life and support data users by helping them to find, distil and learn relevant material quickly and easily.

Corpora’s principle activities are the research, development and sale of information and knowledge discovery technologies. Providing significant personal and organisational benefits, these tools aid efficiency, speed, accuracy and productivity in the way people work.

The company’s software solutions are 'language-savvy', having been developed using natural language processing.  They support workers across diverse markets, including government, finance, legal and pharmaceutical.

Corpora’s website can be found at www.corporasoftware.com

For further information, please contact:
Kate Alexander/Katrina Walker
Spreckley Partners Ltd
t: +44 (0) 20 7388 9988
walker@spreckley.co.uk

Published on: 12:00AM on 11th April 2005