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Expert System improves the online experience for the readers of Il Sole 24 Ore

5 March 2008

Media and Publishing sector, 3-6-2008

Expert System the leading provider of semantic software that discovers, classifies and interprets text information, today announced an important collaboration with Il Sole 24 ORE Group, the multimedia publishing firm, to reduce costs associated with the publishing process as well as enriching reader experience.


The solution is the result of the combined competencies of Expert System and the content management and product system structures of the Il Sole 24 ORE Group. The system, now in the experimental phase, analyzes articles that are published on the portal http://www.ilsole24ore.com/, and recognizes the subject and the main elements (data related to places, people, companies, institutions, etc). Articles are classified, with extreme precision, in a completely automated way, and correlated to one or more similar articles.


The underlying semantic technology supplied by Expert System provides machine-based comprehension of text, recognition of synonyms and finds the correct meaning among similar concepts as intended by the author. The application enables the generation of links to the most relevant articles: this assists users during navigation and increases access to portal contents.


“The automatic categorization of content represents an innovative activity that enhances the wealth of multimedia information from the publisher,” said Raffaele Turiel, Content Manager of the Multimedia Area at the Sole 24 Ore.


“The collaboration with Il Sole 24 Ore proves that our technology can be integrated with success in complex publishing systems,” explained Stefano Spaggiari, CEO, Expert System. “Thanks to the ability to classify and correlate a large quantity of information, the solution based on the Cogito technology allows a remarkable increase in the value of the processes of information management.”


About Il Sole 24 ORE Group
Il Sole 24 ORE Group represents an integrated publishing system that relies on the potentialities of different methods to provide an authoritative and always updated economic, legal and financial information, also responsive to the information needs of the users. More than six million people very week benefit from the Sole system through different media and channels: newspaper, press agency, free press, Internet, professional and specialized publishing, training, seminars, congresses, on and of line financial products.
The Il sole 24 ORE newspaper is one of the most prestigious in Italy, and one of the most-read economic-financial newspapers in Europe, with more that 340.000 copies everyday, with 150.000 subscription, and more than 1.100.000 readers.
To integrate and enrich the information of the newspaper contribute the economic-financial press agency Il Sole 24 ORE Radiocor, leader in economic and financial information; Radio 24, the first Italian news&talk to broadcast service information; the contents and services of the
www.ilsole24ore.com portal; the generalist free press Ventiquattro Minuti (Twentyfour Minutes), distributed every afternoon from Monday to Friday in Milan and Rome; the on and off line financial products.
Specialized publishing products and services complete the offer – with a technical and legal content – for professionals, agencies, and public administration: from books to periodicals, from databanks to managerial software, from conferences to masters and courses.