May 19, 2008 - Expert System, provider of semantic software that discovers, classifies and interprets text information, launched COGITO Focus.


COGITO Focus performs interactive analysis on unstructured information and discovers search terms in their proper context by employing a 100 percent semantic approach.


"'It's in the safe' and 'it is safe' are sentences nearly identical in form, but with completely different meanings," explains J. Brooke Aker, CEO of Expert System's U.S. subsidiary. "Such differences are not recognized by standard information-access technologies that only retrieve keywords. COGITO Focus distinguishes between the two sentences and understands their true meanings, especially when the query is written in a full sentence."


COGITO Focus utilizes Expert System's semantic network to achieve machine understanding. The semantic network contains 350,000 definitions and 2.8 million relationships for the English language.


COGITO Focus currently uses the semantic networks Expert System built in other languages, such as Arabic, so machine understanding can be achieved across barriers and independent of native speakers.

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