InfoToday: Opencola Launches Personal Knowledge Manager

“At the Internet Librarian conference earlier this month, one of
the exhibitors, Opencola, Ltd., announced the release of Opencola
PRO 1.0. The company says it is the first personal knowledge
manager that allows users to improve knowledge by automating the
collection of relevant information from a variety of sources,
including news sites, multiple search engines, blogs, and other
peers’ publicly shared documents. The desktop application is
targeted to individual knowledge workers. In addition, the company
plans to introduce Opencola ENTERPRISE next year.

“Opencola has selected seven search engines that can be searched
with a single query: Google, AltaVista, Yahoo!, AllTheWeb,
NorthernLight, Teoma, and Dmoz. Users can add their own news
sources or blog sites to include in the search and can also choose
to search more than 3,000 news sources provided by Moreover. A
folder is automatically created for each search.

“Users can also add text-based documents (HTML, text files,
Adobe Acrobat PDF, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft
PowerPoint, or Microsoft Excel) to a folder to start a search.
Opencola will extract the key phrases from the documents and use
them to find relevant information or relevant peers. Users then tag
results items that they feel to be relevant, and the Semantic
Relevance Engine scores other documents (scale of 1 to 100) on how
relevant they are to the tagged documents. It then alters the query
based on a user’s preferences. New search results are automatically
delivered directly to folders at frequency intervals that are
defined by the user (daily, weekly, or hourly)…”


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