The new modules make it easy for Drupal users large and small to launch automated metatagging and take advantage of the Semantic Web.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (PRWEB) May 19, 2008
Calais is Thomson Reuters' Semantic Web Service (http://www.OpenCalais.com) that enables publishers to automatically metatag the people, places, facts and events in their content to increase its search accessibility on the Web.
The Calais modules for Drupal (found at http://drupal.org/project/opencalais) are feature-rich, highly intuitive and designed to make it easy for Drupal users to automatically metatag their content, generating rich semantic metadata that can be shared via a simple key and integrated into the larger content universe.
"Calais is a natural fit for our experience implementing Drupal on media and publishing sites," said Jeff Walpole, Managing Partner, Phase2 Technology. "We'll continue our work on Calais and are excited about the functionality these modules will provide to the news and information business."
"Enabling the Semantic Web is an exciting frontier for the future of the Web and a key opportunity for Drupal," said Dries Buytaert, creator of the Drupal open source project and co-founder of Acquia. "We welcome Calais to our community and encourage its future development."
The modules use the power of Calais to suggest terms for association within a piece of content, similar to how del.icio.us recommends relevant tags. They also enable Drupal users to integrate their own publisher- and user-generated metadata as they go forward, to truly customize their installation.
"We're extremely pleased to be working with Phase2 Technology to provide Drupal users with everything they need to tap Calais's rich metatagging capabilities," said Thomas Tague, Calais evangelist and project lead, Thomson Reuters. "The new modules make it easy for Drupal users large and small to launch automated metatagging and take advantage of the Semantic Web."
Availability: The Calais modules for Drupal are available now at http://drupal.org/project/opencalais. To learn more, please visit the Calais section of the Phase2 Technology site at http://calais.phase2technology.com/content/about-us. Demos can be found here: http://calais.phase2technology.com/content/calais-demo-screencast.
Drupal is open source social publishing software that empowers individuals, teams, and communities to easily publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a Web site. Tens of thousands of people and organizations have used Drupal to power scores of different Web sites, including community Web portals, corporate Web sites, social networking sites and much more. For more information on Drupal, go to http://www.drupal.org.
The Calais initiative supports the interoperability of content and advances Thomson Reuters' mission to deliver pervasive intelligent information. It leverages the company's substantial investment in semantic technologies and Natural Language Processing to offer free metadata generation services, developer tools and an open standard for the generation of semantic content. For more information or to get started with the Calais API, go to OpenCalais.com (http://www.OpenCalais.com).
About Phase2 Technology
Phase2 Technology is a leading provider of adaptable web software solutions, application development and consulting services. The company specializes in content management systems, content exchange, CRM and online publishing and community tools. We apply our unique Agile Approach methodology to every project and have particular expertise in Drupal, CiviCRM and custom Java applications. The Phase2 Technology development team has been highly active in the Drupal community for several years. For more information, go to http://www.phase2technology.com.
About Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. The company combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, scientific, healthcare and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs more than 50,000 people in 93 countries. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: TRI); Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: TRI); London Stock Exchange (LSE: TRIL); and Nasdaq (NASDAQ: TRIN). For more information, go to http://www.thomsonreuters.com.