Thursday, July 22, 2004

Tamino goes Semantic (sort of)

Software AG's Tamino takes a 'semantic' step "Whether the W3C vision of the Semantic Web can be implemented in the real world may be debatable. But XML-based semantic technologies do have potential to be useful within the enterprise, contends Mike Champion, senior technologist with Software AG Inc., Reston Va."

"In keeping with Champion's vision of Tamino evolving with semantic technology, he pointed out that the new version offers capabilities for a meta data repository containing definitions of business terms that can be used for 'semantic integration.'

The new version has a special developer's edition and includes improvements made for developers, including:

* expanded XQuery, XPath and text retrieval functions, including a thesaurus;
* additional indexing capabilities for rapid query execution;
* improved handling of standard XML schemas; and
* a redesigned and more intuitive online tutorial."

Also of interest is Perspective on XML: Steady steps spell success with Google.
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