Albuquerque, NM (July 26, 2005) – Access Innovations Inc., specializing in the creation and maintenance of databases of digitized research, news, and other content for a wide range of government and business clients, said today it has been awarded a patent from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for the underlying database design and maintenance technology that drives its Data Harmony line of software.
The new patent covers key elements of the software’s machine-aided indexing and content creation features. The Data Harmony software suite includes tools to design databases, index content, and build and update thesauri, critical for accurate searching and retrieval of targeted information.
“Protecting our intellectual property is an important step for us,” said Marjorie M.K. Hlava, Access Innovations’ chairman and president. “With that protection, we are able to accelerate our product development efforts and to pursue a robust growth strategy.”
Hlava added that the company expects to launch new products, including a portal taxonomy information management system, later this year.
“We will continue to pursue our partnering strategy of working with search systems to maximize the findability of objects,” Hlava said.
She also said that with its intellectual assets protected, the company would seek other alliances and joint ventures, as well as possible equity financing, to expand.
About Access Innovations, Inc.
Founded in 1978, the privately-owned Access Innovations, Inc. (www.accessinn.com) offers an extensive line of information management and database construction services for academic institutions, government agencies and industry. The company’s suite of Data Harmony products provides tools and services to publishers, both primary and secondary, and to database producers, online and web-based directory publishers, corporate libraries, web portals, and to corporations and associations with large intranets. The Data Harmony suite includes Thesaurus Master™, M.A.I.™, XIS™ – the XML Intranet System, and more than 40 Knowledge Domains (taxonomies and rule bases for license). The company’s NewsIndexer™ service, used to track news reports published around the world in electronic media, utilizes a specialized vocabulary of terms reflecting the media’s evolving vernacular.