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Expert System Named a Finalist in the 2009 American Business Awards

19 May 2009

COGITO Focus Nominated for New Product of the Year at the Seventh Annual Stevie Award, 5-20-2009

New York, May 20 2009Expert System, leading provider of semantic software that discovers, classifies and interprets unstructured text information, was named a Finalist today in the “New Product or Service – Computer Software” category for The 2009 American Business Awards (ABAs).


The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit entries to the ABAs – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.


“Despite very tough economic conditions, many organizations and individuals continue to perform well,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of The Stevie Awards. “The results of the 2009 ABAs thus far are a testament to the resilience, creativity, and hard work of American organizations, executives, and workers.”

More than 2,600 entries from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration this year in more than 40 categories.  Expert System’s COGITO Focus semantic software is among the best new products and services in the U.S. in the computer software division.


COGITO Focus is a revolutionary semantic indexing, search and analysis tool that manages internal and external text information. Unlike most search technology, COGITO Focus automatically understands the true meaning of words, in the same way human beings are taught to read and understand. This capability enables fast and effective retrieval of the most relevant information from unstructured forums such as databases, social networking sites and corporate Intranets.


“COGITO Focus was released to market exactly one year ago, and in that time has become one of the most intuitive semantic search and analysis tools available today,” said J. Brooke Aker, CEO of Expert System U.S.A.“Receiving this nod from such distinguished judges with the American Business Awards means we have something truly special with this product, and I couldn’t be more pleased.”


Members of the American Business Awards’ Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staff will select Stevie Award winners in final judging that will continue through June 3. Finalists were chosen by business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April through early May.


Details about The American Business Awards and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at http://www.stevieawards.com/pubs/awards/403_2617_19881.cfm


About Expert System

Expert System is the leading provider of semantic software, which discovers, classifies and interprets text information. All Expert System products, which are based on the patent pending technology COGITO ®, leverage the company’s expertise in the development of business solutions for the primary markets (i.e. Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Oil & Gas, Media, Mobile, etc.) and support the activities of Knowledge Management, Customer Care, Corporate Intelligence and Homeland Security.  Worldwide customers include Eni Group, Pirelli, Finmeccanica, ANSA, Telecom Italia, Microsoft, BNP Paribas, the Italian Ministry of Defence, and the Ministry of Interior Affairs.  For more information, please visit: http://www.expertsystem.net/.


The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.  Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.Supporting sponsors of The 2009 American Business Awards include High Performance Technologies Inc., John Hancock, Lifelock, RCN Corporation, Softpro, and Ultimate Software.  Media sponsor is the Business TalkRadio Network.  Localization partner of the 2009 Stevie Awards is Lionbridge.