July 7, 2005 -
- The Analysis Corporation (TAC) and Visual Analytics Inc. (VAI), the leading providers of pattern discovery and information sharing solutions, announced today that they have entered into a strategic partnership to provide homeland security and intelligence agencies with a fully-integrated platform for collecting, analyzing, sharing, translating and visually representing structured and unstructured multilingual data.
The partnership offers law enforcement, anti-money laundering, and counter-terrorism professionals a customizable search tool to analyze both structured and unstructured data in all major languages. Together, TAC and VAI will offer a single solution for government agencies to produce accurate searches of individuals utilizing structured and unstructured text acquired from a variety of data sources to provide more accurate identification.
The combined solution includes the TAC Celatro(TM) software development toolkit (SDK) and the VAI Data Clarity(TM) Suite. The Celatro SDK enables the rapid integration of "fuzzy-logic" data mining and processing technologies into third-party data mining software systems. The Data Clarity Suite creates a virtual data warehouse, allowing organizations to securely share data with other organizations or agencies for advanced analytics.
The combined identity search and data mining capabilities of these technologies makes this solution mission-critical for any organization requiring the ability to search through volumes of data stores to identify individuals and uncover potential links to financial, geographic and national networks.
Under the terms of the agreement, both parties will engage in co-marketing and sales initiatives.
About The Analysis Corporation
Since 1990, the agencies and organizations in the forefront of our nation's efforts to deter terrorism and organized crime have relied on TAC for data management systems and services that have proven critical to mission success -- systems that mine, manipulate and track complex data in support of traveler screening and terrorist/criminal identification operations at the US borders and diplomatic posts abroad.
TAC has also collected a set of algorithms which include language-specific plug-ins, such as Arabic name search and Russian Name Search, for foreign languages which are now commercially available and known as Celatro. Celatro is a collection of sophisticated pattern matching and data mining technologies designed to be quickly and easily embedded into other software applications. The Celatro core library consists of components that cover a wide range of data mining needs. Celatro's pattern matching algorithms work against both structured and unstructured text and are highly tuned and easy to use.
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About Visual Analytics
Founded in 1998, Visual Analytics Inc. (VAI) is a privately-held company based in the Washington, DC metropolitan area focused on Superior Pattern Discovery and Data Sharing Solutions. VAI serves markets requiring sophisticated data sharing and high-end analytics. VAI has created a suite of tools, collectively called "The Data Clarity Suite," based on the VisuaLinks(R) and Digital Information Gateway (DIG(TM)) technologies that are used to search, structure, and present data for analysis and discovery.